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 18.104.22.1688224 (previously 22.214.171.1247258) and the build number to KGW42R (previously KGW42N). (more…)
Even though we have already reviewed both the Moto 360 (review) and LG G Watch (review), we have yet to do a full comparison of their specs, design, and performance on video. Since these are arguably the two Android Wear watches to consider at this time (sorry, Gear Live), thanks to either their price (G Watch at $179) or premium circular build (Moto 360), we are finally doing that today.
This isn’t a video that will talk battery life or viewing in sunlight, since we did that in each of those reviews, but we will instead focus on the design when compared next to one another, and also the performance of each when thrown through a variety of tasks. In this clip, you will see each device run through a series of voice actions, all of which seem to struggle at times thanks to the beta-ness that is Android Wear. It’s hit or miss from one command to the next between each wearable. That can’t be user error, right? (more…)
Creation of watch faces for Android Wear is booming right now, even though Google has yet to release an official API for their development. Regardless, much like in Jurassic Park, developers will find a way. And for that, we would like to thank them.
We have compiled a showcase for a few of our favorite watch faces that are currently available for the Moto 360. While this list is somewhat short considering the hundreds of different choices out there, we hope this post can serve as reference for anyone who would like to go beyond the stock faces that Motorola and Google provide out of the box. (more…)