Android Wear may be changing its image, according to a Reddit post by user H3x0n. Per the post, during the setup of an Android Wear watch (the post didn't specify which), H3x0n was greeted with both a new icon and an unfamiliar name for the operating system.
Back in December last year, it came to light that users with Android Wear 2.0 devices are experiencing short-duration lags and freezes in different scenarios. Turning off the "Ok Google" hotword detection fixed these problems. Well, the latest update on the matter is that Google has fixed these...
The officially-discontinued Verizon Wear24 smartwatch has received another price cut, bringing it down to $50. It's listed on TechRabbit's website for $99.99, but the tag comes down to $49.99 upon using the coupon code TRWEAR50 at checkout.
Danish watch brand Skagen is announcing its first touchscreen smartwatch at CES this week. The Falster runs Android Wear and joins Skagen’s lineup of connected hybrid analog watches. It will be available starting at $275 later this month.
Kate Spade, known for its colorful aesthetic that draws girls from all over the world to its purses and accessories, has made its first touchscreen smartwatch. The Android Wear device was unveiled at CES 2018.
Misfit is offering a 30% discount on the Vapor smartwatch. The deal is available both in the United States as well as Europe. Those in the US will have to use the promo code BEYOU, while for Europeans, the code is WINTER30.
In its most recent deal, the Android Wear-powered Verizon Wear24 was going for $80. And now, a month later, the price tag has slipped down further. An eBay retailer is currently offering the smartwatch for just $74.97.
Google has now created a list of the Android Wear 2.0 watches that will receive the update to Android Oreo. 5 smartwatches are getting the update right now, with over a dozen more coming in the near future.
Android Wear 2.6 brings a new watch face complication that allows you to quickly jump to your most recently used apps, as well as a feature that gives you a download progress bar. Android Wear 2.6 also introduces the ability to see Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular icons in your Quick Settings page.
The popular watch brand Fossil launched another smartwatch called Q Control. Powered by the Snapdragon Wear 2100 and running the Android Wear 2.0 OS, the Q Control is the newest addition to the Gen 3 portfolio of Fossil.
Google has confirmed that Android Wear 2.0 includes a mechanism for delivering new features through Google Play updates, a feature smartphones have had for quite some time. This should make it much easier and faster to update Android Wear with new features.