Android Wearables: Reviews, News, Features, Apps & Specs

Samsung is working on a Gear smartwatch with a circular display

Samsung is working on a Gear smartwatch with a circular display

LG and Motorola are not the only one working on a smartwatch with a circular screen. If sources of SamMobile are to be believed, Samsung is also working on a Gear branded smartwatch with a round display.

6 Beautiful Android Wear watch faces for the G Watch, Gear Live, and Moto 360

6 Beautiful Android Wear watch faces for the G Watch, Gear Live, and Moto 360

Android Wear watch faces have started to flood the Play Store. Every day, there seems to be a new face for your G Watch, Gear Live, or Moto 360. Some are elegant, others are retro, some are geeky, others are minimalistic. Basically, there’s something for everyone there. In this post, however, I will focus on 6 of the most beautiful watch faces available for Android Wear at this time.

Pebble: Original or Steel? The Silicone difference

Pebble: Original or Steel? The Silicone difference

Continuing our series of articles looking at Android-connected wearables, the Pebble devices seem perennially popular, not least because their battery life on a charge is at least a week and because they’re 100.0% effective when you’re actually mobile, outdoors in the sun. However – which Pebble do you go for? Two models, each which very different look and very different strap options, meaning that a direct comparison here – and an insightful compromise – may well be very helpful for new buyers.

Leaked Moto 360 images give us a look at its charging cradle

Leaked Moto 360 images give us a look at its charging cradle

We have already seen the Moto 360 in leaked images and even in an official hands-on video from Motorola itself. However, up until now, it was not clear as to how the Moto 360 would be charged especially since it does not come with any kind of physical charging port.

Thanks to today’s leaked images of the smartwatch from Italy though, this mystery has finally been solved. 

HP’s first smartwatch looks ridiculously good but does not run on Android Wear

HP’s first smartwatch looks ridiculously good but does not run on Android Wear

HP has teamed up with fashion designer Michael Bastian and retailer Gilt to release its first smartwatch later this fall. The watch features a circular face with a diameter of a 44m, making it far more smaller than the Moto 360 and puts it around the size of a normal watch. 

LG G Watch review: A glimpse into the (near) future

LG G Watch review: A glimpse into the (near) future

It’s very easy to be dismissive of the LG G Watch and its other Android Wear stablemates, mid 2014. They’re easy targets, bulky on the wrist, with hardware that’s demonstrably sub-optimal and with functionality that usually stops short of seamless. But don’t be fooled. The G Watch – or at least whatever follows it – is set to make a major impact on your life and the lives of your friends and colleagues. But don’t write the smartphone off – the ‘smartwatch’ is completely and utterly joined at the hip to its ‘host’ Android phone, so you’ll need both.

The best and worst features of the LG G Watch

The best and worst features of the LG G Watch

While I have only had the LG G Watch for less than a week, I have been completely immersed in the experience, wearing it all day, trying different apps, using it to handle my notifications, control my music, track my activities, and more. Below are the best, acceptable, and worst features of the watch itself — I will tackle Android Wear in a following post.

Smartwatches may be superfluous to you, but not to everyone

Smartwatches may be superfluous to you, but not to everyone

Every time I write or read an article about smartwatches, there’s a legion of commenters that always discredits the need and usefulness of such gadgets. “Another screen on your wrist? Because you can’t take your phone out of your pocket?” “It’s just tech for the sake of tech, isn’t it?” Yes, to a certain degree, it is. But there’s a real argument to be had in favor of smartwatches and their usefulness. And it starts with me, or people like me.

How to find all the Android Wear compatible apps

How to find all the Android Wear compatible apps

Now that Android Wear is launched and both the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are available for sale on the Play Store, many of us, enthusiasts, have decided to dig in our pockets and get on the Wear action. The problem however, like the first days of the Chromecast availability, is that Google seems to have closed down the “Apps for Android Wear” section of the Play Store, limiting the selection to 32 apps. However, there are many more being released everyday, so where do you find them?

LG G Watch gets its first custom ROM with improved vibration intensity

LG G Watch gets its first custom ROM with improved vibration intensity

The LG G Watch has already received its first custom ROM from the community, less than a week since it actually went on sale. The first custom ROM for the smartwatch does not bring much in terms of features but the developer does state that there are some performance and battery life improvements.