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November 18

These are the best smartwatches for Android users [November 2022]

The smartwatch market for Android has traditionally been a difficult labyrinth of compromise, but things are finally turning around. If you’re looking for the best smartwatch for an Android phone this holiday season, these are your best picks.

October 24

Jetpack Compose gains Material You, Android TV apps, and more

At the Android Dev Summit, Google announced the latest improvements to Jetpack Compose including stable Material You (Material Design 3) components, Android TV apps, and a lot more.

September 23

Google Play adds ‘Other devices’ tab to browse Wear OS, TV, and car apps

To better highlight that the Play Store is increasingly home to more than just phone apps, Google is adding a prominent “Other devices” section for watch, televisions, and car apps.

May 12

Pixel Watch raises what Android version Wear OS requires, iPhone support not specified

Google today previewed its first smartwatch ahead of a fall launch alongside the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. In doing so, Google made note of how the Pixel Watch “requires an Android 8.0 or newer phone,” while foregoing any mention of iPhone support.

May 11

Numbers from Google I/O: 3x growth for Wear OS, 3 billion active Android devices, more

Google I/O is the tech giant’s annual chance to boast its wins, and also provide meaningful updates on where its various products stand. Below, we’ve collected some of the key numbers and metrics from Google I/O 2022.

April 6, 2017

LG pushing Android Wear 2.0 to the LG G Watch R and Watch Urbane starting today

Android Wear 2.0 went official back in February, but its rollout has been pretty slow, to say the least. Only a few watches have been updated so far, but today LG is expanding that list by kicking off the rollout for the LG G Watch R and the first generation LG Watch Urbane.

March 24, 2017

Diesel, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger announce new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches starting at $299

We’re getting a flood of new Android Wear 2.0 products out of Baselworld 2017 and among the newcomers are three new options from traditional watch brands Diesel, Hugo Boss, and Tommy Hilfiger, all starting at about $299.

Previously announced Movado Connect pictured with minimalistic circular design

Following the debut of Android Wear 2.0 OEMs are coming out left and right to announce their new wearables running the OS. Earlier this month Movado announced that it would be making its first Android Wear smartwatch this year, but didn’t give us any images to go along with it. Now, we’re finally getting a […]

March 23, 2017

Casio’s Pro-Trek WSD-F20S adds a sapphire display and blue color to the sporty Android Wear 2.0 watch

One of the few Android Wear watches we saw back at CES 2017 was the Pro-Trek WSD-F20, a successor to Casio’s first outdoor Android Wear smartwatch. The WSD-F20 improves in several areas, but now, Casio is improving on that even further with the limited edition WSD-F20S.

Misfit Vapor ditches proprietary OS for Android Wear 2.0, releasing late summer for $199

Earlier this year at CES we first met the Misfit Vapor, the first actual smartwatch from Misfit. At the time, I was pretty interested in the watch, but was disappointed to learn that it would be running atop a completely proprietary OS. Now, it seems Misfit has changed its mind, revealing that the Vapor will […]

March 20, 2017

Fossil announces limited edition ‘Q x Cory Richards’ Android Wear smartwatch

After updating its older Android Wear devices to Android Wear 2.0 last week, Fossil has today announced another new addition to its smartwatch lineup ─ the Fossil Q x Cory Richards.

March 19, 2017

Deal: Best Buy currently has the LG Watch Style on sale for $179 (Reg $249)

Android Wear 2.0 debuted along two new watches from LG, and while the LG Watch Style wasn’t super well received, most of that was due to its price point. Now, Best Buy is fixing that flaw with a pretty massive discount on all models…

March 14, 2017

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 (at $1650) just may be the best Android Wear 2.0 device yet

The latest generation of Android Wear in terms of software has been a stunning revitalization of the platform, but the hardware hasn’t been all that impressive. The LG Watch Sport is too big and bulky, and the LG Watch Style is too feature-light. The Huawei Watch 2 doesn’t even come close to the style of […]

March 13, 2017

The original Huawei Watch may pick up Android Wear 2.0 later this month

Android Wear 2.0 debuted on the LG Watch Sport and Watch Style, and now, about a month later, it seems it’s finally on its way to older hardware. Today, Huawei has seemingly confirmed that the update will be heading to the original Huawei Watch starting later this month.

March 11, 2017

TAG Heuer teases its next Android Wear device ahead of March 14th unveiling

Last year’s price ceiling on Android Wear was set by the TAG Heuer Connected, a $1,500 watch and we never really expected to see a sequel. However, earlier this year, the company confirmed that it was indeed launching a second generation, and now we’re getting our first teaser for the device…

March 3, 2017

Comment: An on-watch Play Store is pointless if you never use smartwatch apps

I’ve had my LG Watch Style for a week now, and my thoughts are mostly positive. Like we said in our review, the Watch Style is Android Wear for those who want the basics done well, and I agree with that conclusion. It really is a basic watch, and it really does perform those basic functions […]

February 27, 2017

Fossil plans to launch Android Wear 2.0 for all of its watches in March

Android Wear 2.0 launched earlier this month on LG’s duo of new watches — the LG Watch Sport and Style. Over the coming weeks, though, it will be rolling out to the majority of other, older Android Wear devices. Now, Fossil is giving us a time frame for that rollout on its devices…

ASUS will roll out Android Wear 2.0 for the ZenWatch 2/3 in Q2

Android Wear 2.0 debuted on the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style earlier this month, but Google wasn’t planning on stopping there. The company worked with various Android Wear makers to craft a lengthy list of watches that would also be updated, but so far, no updates have been pushed. Now, ASUS is providing […]

February 24, 2017

PSA: Wells Fargo cards now work with Android Pay on Android Wear

Android Pay finally debuted on the wrist with Android Wear 2.0, and it’s currently limited to the LG Watch Sport, this functionality is going to expand to other upcoming watches such as the soon-to-be-announced Huawei Watch 2. One annoyance with it, though, is that not all cards work. As noted earlier this month, cards from CITI Bank and Wells Fargo don’t work with Pay on Wear, but we’re pleased to report that the latter now does…

February 15, 2017

Uber is now available for Android Wear 2.0 with full standalone capabilities

When it comes to smartwatches, apps either make total sense on the wrist, or they don’t. Uber and Lyft are apps that make tons of sense since they can provide useful information at a glance, like smartwatches are designed to do. Now, nearly two years after it was first promised, Uber has finally delivered with an official […]

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