Android Wear

Microsoft Outlook lands on Android Wear smartwatches

Microsoft Outlook for Android Wear

The latest version of the Android version of Microsoft Outlook comes with a new feature that smartwatch users may appreciate. The email app has been updated to include a dedicated Android Wear client. The update, which bumps the version number to 2.1.0, will deliver Outlook notifications right to your wrist. It will also allow you to read your emails and reply to them either with a pre-set message […]

ustwo launches Face Maker for Android Wear

ustwo Face Maker

ustwo, the company better known for the popular game Monument Valley, has dabbled in building Android Wear watch faces for some time now. It was among the first to offer an interactive watch face when Google unveiled the feature last year. With their newest watch faces, they decided to take a somewhat different approach. This time, rather than focusing on customizing the information you […]

Apple Watch accounts for 52% of 2015 smartwatch sales

Apple Watch

Early signs already suggested that the Apple Watch dominated smartwatch sales in 2015. A new report from Juniper Research found that it accounted for 52% of the market last year despite only launching in April. Of the 17.1 million smartwatches sold over the course of the year, Apple sold 8.89 million of them. Despite the launch of high profile devices such as the […]

New designer watch faces for Android Wear

Android Wear designer watch faces

he world of fashion is quickly embracing smartwatches. Recent examples include the new Android Wear-powered Tag Heuer Connected Watch and the Fossil Q Flounder (along with a range of other Fossil Q wearables). Other brands have chosen to partner with a technology partner. Apple’s partnership with Hèrmes on the Apple Watch Hermès is one such example. Today, Google announced that nine brands will offer new […]

Android Wear-powered Google Nexus Band fitness tracker coming in 2016?

Crystal ball

Google could broaden its line of Nexus devices beyond smartphones and tablets in 2016. CCS Insight predicts that Google will launch a dedicated fitness tracker called the Google Nexus Band sometime next year. In 2016, Google develops a lightweight version of Android Wear to offer low-cost fitness bands @george_ccs #ccspredicts — CCS Insight (@CCSInsight) November 18, 2015 With fitness tracker and […]

Latest Google Fit update adds new Android Wear interactive digital watch face

Google Fit - Fit Challenge

It has been more than six months since Google last updated Google Fit. It rectified this situation yesterday with a new version that adds a number of new features. The biggest addition is the new Fit Challenge feature that works with your Android Wear smartwatch. It is essentially a basic personal trainer that shows you how to do some basic exercises and then […]

Cellular support comes to Android Wear

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition

When Android Wear first launched, it relied exclusively on a Bluetooth connection to stay connected to a smartphone for its data connectivity. It later gained Wi-Fi connectivity for a greater degree of independence. Google yesterday announced that Android Wear now offers cellular support, giving the smartwatch even more freedom. Needless to say, your smartwatch also needs to have the right […]