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Facer 4.6.0 update introduces interactive watch faces for Wear OS

One of the benefits of using a Wear OS smartwatch over a traditional timepiece is its ability to change watch faces whenever you want. Facer, an app that allows you to build your own watch faces or choose from thousands of others, has just been updated to allow for interactive watch faces.

Wear OS Stories June 11

After the Android Wear rebrand to Wear OS, Google in March announced a developer preview based on Android P for its wearable platform. The big focus was on conserving battery life, but the company faced some pushback over constraints and as a result refined them with Developer Preview 2 at I/O 2018. Today, the company is again toning down those changes.

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Wear OS Stories June 5

Marc Jacobs ‘Riley’ is the latest Wear OS smartwatch, shipping now for $295

Wear OS is still in a bit of a rut as far as hardware goes, but plenty of fashion brands have been releasing new devices from time to time. Now, with its first touchscreen smartwatch, Marc Jacobs is jumping into the Wear OS market.

Wear OS Stories May 31

Huawei Watch 2 (2018) goes official in China w/ eSIM, new color variant

Wear OS hasn’t been getting a ton of new hardware in recent months, but through everything, Huawei has remained a decent option for many users with its Huawei Watch 2 lineup. Today, the company has officially debuted a refreshed version of that hardware for the Chinese market.

Wear OS Stories May 24

If you had to pick one thing as the weakest point of Wear OS, it’s definitely the battery life. Most Wear OS devices barely last a day, and there’s not much OEMs can do to fix that. Mobvoi, however, seems to have found a unique solution with its upcoming TicWatch Pro.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Wear OS Stories May 23

Earlier this week some rumors hit the web surrounding Samsung’s future for wearables. Specifically, that Samsung was switching to Wear OS for the Gear S4. While it’s easy to disregard those, a tweet from Evan Blass suggests that they might hold a bit of weight.

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