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

Wrist navigation with Nav Me on Android and Pebble

Wrist navigation with Nav Me on Android and Pebble

At first glance, the whole point of Nav Me on a Pebble watch may seem rather silly. After all, while moving Google Navigation instructions from your phone to your wrist seems like a sensible use of technology, surely you’ve got your Android smartphone mounted somewhere in front of you while driving along, in which case you’ve got a glorious colour screen and voice prompts to let you know what to do next (e.g. “Turn right in 100m onto High Street”)? Absolutely. However, you’re not always driving, which is where Nav Me (on Android) and the Pebble shine…

Samsung Gear Live, LG G Watch get the teardown treatment

Samsung Gear Live, LG G Watch get the teardown treatment

When a new device is launched, one of the best ways to find out how it really ticks, and how easy it can be to repair, is by tearing it down. Thanks to a new treatment from AnandTech, anyone interested to see what goes inside Samsung’s and LG’s new smartwatches can now do just that. What’s more, what the report reveals is quite interesting.

5 Great replacement bands for the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live

5 Great replacement bands for the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live

The LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live are currently available for pre-order and ready to ship this week (for the LG) or the next (for the Samsung). One advantage to both Android Wear devices is that, despite their nondescript look, they have removable 22mm watchbands, so you will be able to accessorize them to your liking with different colors or materials. I’ve been on an Amazon/eBay mission to find some of the best 22mm bands and came away with 5 main designs you can purchase today.

Moto 360 to feature Moto Maker support; To launch with the Moto X+1

Moto 360 to feature Moto Maker support; To launch with the Moto X+1

The Moto 360 is easily the most anticipated Android Wear powered watch that most of the nerds out there are waiting for. Rumors have indicated that the smartwatch should be released sometime in August this year.

Now, if sources from PhoneArena are to be believed, Motorola is planning on releasing the Moto X+1 and Moto 360 at the same time later this summer.

Battery life and charging are going to be G Watch and Gear Live’s Achilles heel

Battery life and charging are going to be G Watch and Gear Live’s Achilles heel

Earlier today, Google officially unveiled two new Android Wear running smartwatches — the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. While the G Watch’s announcement was anticipated by many, the launch of Gear Live was a surprise.

While Google elaborated all the features in great depth, it did not mention anything about these devices battery life. Turns out there is a reason why it did not.

LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live now available on Google Play Store

LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live now available on Google Play Store

Following an announcement earlier today during Google I/O, both the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are finally listed on the Google Play Store, ready for your hard-earned money.

LG’s G Watch and Samsung’s Gear Live can be ordered June 25, through Google Play Store

LG’s G Watch and Samsung’s Gear Live can be ordered June 25, through Google Play Store

Google has unveiled when not one, but two of the Android Wear launch devices will be available to purchase. The best part? You won’t have to wait that long to get your hands on them. Or them around your wrists.

Minuum keyboard is headed to the Moto 360

Minuum keyboard is headed to the Moto 360

As our smartwatches become more ubiquitous, which companies are banking on happening sooner rather than later, there are obviously going to be new and exciting ways for us to interact with them. While most wearables are meant to work as an accessory to our smartphones only, we’re starting to see some rather curious input methods begin to crop up for the small devices.

Moto 360 revealed to indeed feature wireless charging, according to FCC documents

Moto 360 revealed to indeed feature wireless charging, according to FCC documents

Motorola may have the Moto X+1 on the way, but with Google I/O right around the corner all eyes are on the device that’s going to go around people’s wrists. The Moto 360 is certainly one of the most hyped devices coming this year, and some new details could very well make it even harder for people to wait.

Google Glass open beta Explorer program now available in the UK

Google Glass open beta Explorer program now available in the UK

Everything is eventual, right? When it comes to Google’s Project Glass, which we now know and love as Google Glass, it looks like the overseas roll-out has begun. But, very slowly. Google has officially announced today that their open beta Explorer program has just expanded to a new area. Plus, if you happen to be in London in late June and want to try out Glass, Google’s got you covered in that department, too.