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Android Wear 1.4 now rolling out to ASUS ZenWatch 2

ASUS ZenWatch 2

The reach of the latest version of Android Wear continues to grow. Last week came word that the update had begun to land on the Huawei Watch. It’s the ASUS ZenWatch 2’s turn this week. The update appears to have started a few days ago in a limited fashion. Based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, Android Wear 1.4 comes with new gestures, additional voice commands, […]

Latest Samsung Gear S2 firmware adds Flight Mode and Auto-brightness

Samsung Gear S2 and S2 Classic

Samsung has released a new firmware update for its Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch. While it’s not a huge update, firmware version R732XXU2CPB7 does bring a couple of features that users are likely to appreciate. The first new feature is Flight Mode. Much like Airplane Mode on your smartphone or tablet, it provides a convenient way to turn off all wireless connections with […]

Pebble Firmware 3.10 adds super-sized emojis and Pebble Health refinements

Pebble super-sized emoji

Following last week’s price cut on its smartwatches, Pebble yesterday unveiled the latest firmware for its Pebble smartwatches. While many will consider the update relatively small, Pebble does not quite see it the same way. It comes with two key changes: An improved Pebble Health daily activity summary and super-sized emojis. The new firmware super-sizes its top 12 watch emoji. Anytime […]

Android Wear 1.4 update begins rolling out to Huawei Watch

Huawei Watch

The latest version of Android Wear continues to slowly roll out to the range of smartwatches it powers. The latest to benefit from the Android Wear 1.4 update is the Huawei Watch with the rollout kicking off yesterday. According to Huawei, the update will carry version 6.0 and build number MEC23L. Interestingly, Huawei announced the roll out on its community forums yesterday when it […]

2nd generation Moto 360 gets new features with Android Wear 1.4 update

Moto 360 (2015) Collection

The latest version of Android Wear was announced earlier this month. Android Wear 1.4, based on Android 6.0.1, adds a number of new features including new gestures and native speaker support. Motorola has already begun to push the update out and 2nd generation Moto 360 owners will get some additional features with it. The biggest addition appears to be an updated version […]

Improved Pebble Health and expanded messaging options with Pebble Firmware 3.9

Pebble Time

Pebble today announced the release of new firmware for its Pebble watches. As the company puts it, Pebble Firmware 3.9 comes with “something special for every smartwatch in the Pebble family.” Pebble Health, which was introduced just before Christmas with Firmware 3.8, has been improved with a number of new features. A new API will allow developers to show health stats […]

Huawei Watch speaker to be enabled with new firmware update?

Huawei Watch

When Huawei released the Huawei Watch, it said nothing about an integrated speaker. Inactive and hidden away, it was later discovered by some enterprising users. It now appears that Huawei is readying a new firmware update that could enable the speaker. A reddit user enrolled in a user test group recently received the update and discovered that the speaker is […]

Pebble unveils Pebble Health with firmware 3.8 update

Pebble Health logo

Pebble this week announced the release of its latest firmware. Not only does firmware version 3.8 bring Pebble Time’s 3.0 operating system to the original Pebble and Pebble Steel but it also introduces Pebble Health for the newer Pebble Time smartwatches. Pebble Health is a fully native activity tracking experience. Developed in collaboration with Stanford University, it tracks step count and sleep activity on a […]