Remember those Android Wear improvements that Engineering Director David Singleton outlined last month? According to reports from reddit users, it seems a few are coming to fruition in the form of an over-the-air update for G Watch units.
As of this morning, it is not exactly clear when these devices will be available to the masses, but with the pages going live on Google Play, and the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player pre-orders going live, it should be soon. Google stated when the Nexus 6 was announced that pre-orders would be available sometime in “late October.” (more…)
Fitness tracking is evidently a great use case for smartwatches. Problem is, nascent platforms like Android Wear are, at least until the debut of Google Fit with the finalized version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, utterly lacking in that department. Thankfully, there are companies like Jawbone to fill the gap in the interim. (more…)
Users of Endomondo can now access all of their tracking data through Android Wear this morning, as the development team has officially pushed Wear support to Google Play and for Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch.
The application will allow users to track their sports activities across three pages, where your finger swipes act as the method of navigation. In total, users can track their speed, distance, and workout duration. (more…)
A new app for lovers of custom watch faces on Android Wear called Face for Wear hit Google Play recently, one which allows users to download custom face packs, and also distribute their own creations through the app. (more…)
The update retains the software version of the older firmware, 4.4W.1, but bumps the Android Wear number up to 188.8.131.528224 (previously 184.108.40.2067258) and the build number to KGW42R (previously KGW42N). (more…)