Tip: You Can Take Easier Screenshots in Android Wear 5.0.1

With Android 5.0.1 for Android Wear, we not only got a whole bunch of useful tweaks to the experience, including official watch face support, but Google also made the process of taking screenshots insanely easy. For those not familiar with screenshots on Android Wear, just know that before the 5.0.1 update, it involved adb, way too much typing to do such a simple task, and the pushing and pulling of all the things. Now, you can snap screenies with the tap of a couple of buttons in the Android Wear companion app.  (more…)

Coffee is a Voice-Free SMS App for Android Wear With Hundreds of Pre-Loaded Messages

Like the idea of being able to send messages through an Android Wear device without having to pull out your phone? OK, that’s good because that’s one of the platform’s best features. But what about those times where you don’t want to use your voice to dictate those messages or attempt to type on one of those horrifyingly bad smartwatch keyboards? Well, you could use Coffee, an SMS app for Android Wear that has hundreds of pre-loaded messages for you to send to contacts.   (more…)

DL Deals Contest: Choose Between a Moto 360, G Watch R, and Gear 2 in an Android Smartwatch Giveaway

Taking place currently on the DL Deals Store is an Android smartwatch giveaway, allowing you to choose whichever prize you would like. Listed is a Moto 360, LG G Watch R, or a Samsung Gear 2. Do note, the Moto 360 and G Watch R are Android Wear devices, while the Gear 2 runs Samsung’s smartwatch OS called Tizen. The Gear 2 is only compatible with Samsung-made smartphones, while the Moto 360 and G Watch R can be synced to any Android device.

To enter, all you need is an account on the DL Deals store, which can either be linked to your email or even a Facebook account. As for entries, you can tweet, follow us on Twitter, +1 us on Google+, or share the giveaway on Google+. That should be plenty of different entry options for you.  (more…)

Pebble Beta Version 2.3 Brings Android Wear Notifications, Auto App Updating

The team over at Pebble has exciting news for Android users, as two big features have been launched inside Version 2.3 of the Pebble Beta app. After updating, Pebble users will be able to see and utilize Android Wear-like notifications, as if you owned a Moto 360 or G Watch R. For example, if you receive a message through Hangouts, a notification will appear on your Pebble, which will allow you to reply to said message via selected emojis.

In addition to enhanced notifications on your Pebble, support for Android devices running 4.0+ has been added for the beta application. Lastly, auto app updates has been built in, allowing your watch to update software while it sits idling on a charger. Clutch.  (more…)