Moto 360’s Monolink Band is Back In-Stock at Moto Maker

The Monolink band for the Moto 360 is back in-stock at Moto Maker! This is the little beauty that we took for a spin a couple of weeks ago.

This band, which has been hard to come by since the smartwatch’s introduction, will cost you an extra $50 on your custom Moto 360 order. And yes, you are still only able to buy it through the Moto Maker process, not as a stand-alone watch band. I can’t tell you why that is, it just is.  (more…)

Other Google Store Goodies: LG G Watch R Drops to $249, Moto 360 to $179

With the introduction of the LG Watch Urbane to the Google Store moments ago, Google has also gone ahead and dropped pricing on the LG G Watch R and the Moto 360. The G Watch R dropped from $299 to $249, and the Moto 360 was slashed from $249 to $179.

Pretty solid savings on two of the top Android Wear devices available. Hopefully, these discounts actually stick around for more than a couple of days.  (more…)

Google Keep Update Brings Note Browsing to Android Wear

Google Keep may not be the best note taking or to-do list app around, but it has Google’s support and therefore makes it impossible not to use at times. I actually find myself using it quite often, just because of its simplicity for when I want to make something as simple as a grocery or shopping list that can be easily shared with my wife. After today’s update, I may find myself using it even more.  (more…)

Android Wear V1.1 Update Adds Multi-Device Support, Cloud Sync Over WiFi

An update for the Android Wear companion app began its slow rollout yesterday in preparation for the big Android Wear firmware update that is going to hit smartwatches over the next few weeks. The update adds a handful of new features, including cloud sync over WiFi that allows you to keep up with notifications and use voice search when you aren’t connected to a phone’s Bluetooth.  (more…)

First Look: Moto 360’s Gorgeous and Impossible to Find, Monolink Metal Band

When Motorola opened up its Moto Maker service to the Moto 360 a few weeks ago, Motorola asked if we would like to test it out by customizing a watch. We, of course, know how Moto Maker works after customizing a half-dozen Moto Xs over the last couple of years, but we took them up on their offer because there was a particular watch band that was only available through Moto Maker when paired with a Moto 360 that we wanted to get our hands on.  (more…)

Little Worlds Turns the Moto 360’s Flat Tire Into Something Fun

If you were looking for the #1 criticism of the Moto 360, it would without a doubt be the “flat tire” that sits at the bottom of its screen. The “flat tire” of course, is in reference to the black area at the bottom of the watch’s face that hosts display sensors, which allow it to auto-adjust brightness. Motorola chose to include this area, because they wanted to make a watch that had as little bezel as possible. If they didn’t go this route, they would have created something similar to the king of bulk and bezels, aka the LG G Watch R. Sure, the watch would have had a fully rounded display, but again, it wouldn’t look as nice as it does.

Still, some can’t “unsee” the flat tire. If you are in that boat, then might I suggest you check out a watch face app called, well, Watch Face. The full name of the app is actually “Watch Face – Minimal & Elegant,” but we are pointing it out today because it was recently updated to include a new featured called Little Worlds that aims to put to use that flat tire area.  (more…)

Deal: Moto 360 is Now Just $165 at the Google Store, Free Shipping Included

Remember how the Moto 360 dropped to $180 at Amazon and Best Buy to end last week? Forget about that non-sense. Google just dropped the price to $165 at the Google Store, and threw in free shipping to boot.

Both black or stone leather options are available at $165.

What are you waiting for? Oh, the Moto 360 (2nd Gen), which has to be right around the corner. OK, that makes sense. (more…)

These E3 Android Wear Watch Bands are Really, Really Nice

Last week, Google announced a set of official partnerships with a handful of companies willing to make watch bands for Android Wear devices. One of those companies is E3 Motocycles, a shop out of Brooklyn, NY, who specializes in hand-made products that use quality materials like Horween leather. Out of the group that was announced by Google, the E3 watch bands were the closest to our personal tastes in watch bands, so we picked a few up. Man, these are incredible.  (more…)