Android Wear update adds local music playback, standalone GPS

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Google on Thursday announced an update to the Android Wear platform which adds in two noteworthy features. Smartwatches powered by Android Wear will now be able work more independently of smartphones thanks to internal GPS reporting capabilities. Apps such as MyTracks can now track runs and ...

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My Tracks gets updated to support Android Wear

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For those of you who have a Android Wear and use the My Tracks will be happy to hear that Google has updated their app to support My Tracks. Google+ Rens Blom noticed this and shared with the public this news. You won’t be able to take just your smartwatch without your smartphone, but ...

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Moto 360 update brings Smart Battery Saving, other features

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Motorola continues to try to deliver a “timeless” timepiece with the Moto 360. A new update has struck with additional features like “Timely Time Checks” and “Mood Lighting”. You can view what this update entails below, or visit the Official Motorola Blog to read about what they have to say ...

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Google to loosen restrictions on Android Wear

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Android Wear has been quite an interesting release, as manufacturers have shown their own take on the hardware of a smartwatch. What has not been very flexible up until this point though is the software of Android Wear, with manufacturers only loading a handful of watch faces. It seems that ...

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Blocks, the modular smartwatch, is taking pre-orders

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Although it looks like Blocks has been around for awhile, this is the first I’ve heard of them.  If you’re like me and haven’t heard of Blocks here is a short run-down.  Basically Blocks has created a modular smartwatch.  You can pick the display you want (circle, square, ...

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Fallout fan? You’ll love this watch face

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If you’re a fan of the Fallout series like I am, you’ll love the Wear Boy 3000 Android Wear app from Impulse Soft, a simple watch face app that’s compatible for both square and round faced watches. This watch face would be the perfect compliment to anyone playing any of the ...

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Microsoft keyboard for Android Wear allows for letter drawing

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For those of you that like the idea of physically typing on your smartwatch, or are often in situations where you can’t speak into your Android Wear, then Microsoft has a solution. On Friday Microsoft released an Analog Keyboard for Android Wear where you draw on the screen to type ...

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Sony SmartWatch 3 tries on Android Wear

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Verizon customers rejoice. Sony just announced the Sony SmartWatch 3 will be available sometime in November. The Sony SmartWatch 3 is Sony’s first  go at and Android Wear based smartwatch. Previously, they relied on their own homegrown Linux based OS. This is a smart switch as people are ...

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Asus ZenWatch to be released in very limited numbers

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Time for an update on the forthcoming Asus ZenWatch.  In an earlier article we noted that the ZenWatch would be released in November in very limited numbers.  Now it sounds like Asus will release somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 units, in Taiwan to begin with.  Asus isn’t giving us a ...

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So you’re telling me there’s a chance…that HTC builds a smartwatch

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Just a short while ago, there were a great many rumors that HTC was getting ready to release a smartwatch.  Then we heard those plans had been put on hold.  At the time, it sounded like HTC didn’t have enough confidence in whatever device they were planning to release.  Well, now ...

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