Google has finally launched Android Wear app for iOS, so that Android Wear smartwatches will now work with Apple iPhone 5 or above (with iOS 8.2 or later). Once paired, it offers alerts for calls, messages and notifications and syncs you fitness data, but it currently doesn’t have support for third-party apps and integrates only with Google Apps like Google Search, Calendar and Gmail. It supports third-party watch faces though, unlike Apple Watch. It also lets you use ‘Ok Google’ voice commands to set Google Now reminders, open the Weather app, set timers, and more. Continue reading “Google introduces Android Wear smartwatch support for iPhone”
LG is reportedly working on a new Android Wear smartwatch that will offer the best resolution in a smartwatch till date. The watch is said to be codenamed ‘Nemo’, and is also rumored to end up being the first Nexus smartwatch too. Continue reading “Rumour: LG’s upcoming ‘Nemo’ Android Wear could be first Nexus smartwatch?”
Google’s Android Wear will reportedly get a new watch-to-watch sharing feature and interactive watch faces in a major update next month. Continue reading “Android Wear major update next month tipped to bring watch-to-watch sharing and more”
Looking at the range of Android Wear smartwatches available on the market, there’s one key similarity between most of them; they feature square watch faces. Back when Google announced the Android Wear OS, they also part-announced the Motorola Moto 360 which features a round watch face and to challenge this, LG revealed the LG G Watch R back at IFA 2014 in September. Having spent two weeks with the LG G Watch R, what do we think? Continue reading “LG G Watch R – it could have been so good”
Close on the heels of the announcements from Google for Android Wear and Motorola’s Moto 360 Smartwatch, LG has announced that it will actually be making the first smartwatch powered by the new wearables platform. The LG G watch, as it is called, will be the first smartwatch to release to the market, powered by Google’s Android Wear platform. LG and Google have apparently worked on this device together, right from design, just like a Nexus product. The details of the LG G watch have not been revealed yet, but the availability is set to the second quarter of 2014.
Continue reading “LG’s G Watch will be Google’s first “Nexus” Smartwatch, powered by Android Wear”
Google just announced Android Wear, its first Android platform for wearables, as it promised earlier this month. This would let manufactures create smartwatches based on Android wear. This offers useful information to users when they need it, and respond to spoken questions and commands, just like Google Now. It can also monitor your health and fitness and lets you access and control other devices such as phone and TV. Continue reading “Android extends to wearables with Android Wear”