Android Wear

Acer Leap Ware smartwatch is a fitness wearable for iOS and Android

Acer Leap Ware smartwatch is a fitness wearable for iOS and Android

Acer has introduced a new fitness wearable called the Leap Ware smartwatch. This model works with the Liquid Life app, which itself is available for both iOS and Android. The wearable, likes one before it, is designed to keep track of the wearer's fitness and health data, including things like heart rate, stress, stamina and, oddly enough, exposure to ultraviolet rays. These features are packed into a modern, circular watch that looks classy enough for everyday -- not just fitness-time -- use.

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Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20 Android Wear smartwatch now available

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20 Android Wear smartwatch now available

Casio has announced the launch of its WSD-F20 smartwatch, a wearable first unveiled during CES 2017. This smartwatch features Android Wear 2.0 and comes in two varieties: one that is black and another that is orange. This model is hawked under the Casio PRO TREK Smart Outdoor Watch name, and it is designed to handle one's adventurous outdoor activities, including ones that involve water, hiking, and more. Both versions of the watch are available now.

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Moto 360 2nd gen to still get Android Wear 2.0 “soon”

Moto 360 2nd gen to still get Android Wear 2.0 “soon”

Although Huawei's top honchos were reportedly mystified by the purpose and utility of smartwatches, it still put out a new Huawei Watch 2. Motorola, however, isn't as impressed and isn't willing to take another commercial, not to mention financial, risk. The Android Wear pioneer's withdrawal from the smartwatch market has some worried about getting the latest Android Wear 2.0 on their wrists. Fortunately, Google's official Android Wear Twitter account does confirm that it's coming. But it won't be coming as fast as you might have wished.

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Huawei Watch 2 priced up for release today

Huawei Watch 2 priced up for release today

If Huawei's first Android Wear watch aped the classic timepiece you might wear to the office, the new Huawei Watch 2 is its gym-going sibling. Announced at Mobile World Congress, and officially priced up and available in the US from today, the new smartwatch promises more standalone flexibility than before, along with a distinct aesthetic all of its own. Gone is the minimalistic metal, with the stylings of a sports chronograph in its place.

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Verizon Wear24 4G LTE smartwatch launches on May 11

Verizon Wear24 4G LTE smartwatch launches on May 11

The Wear24, a Verizon-exclusive smartwatch running Android Wear 2.0, will be available from the carrier starting on May 11. The Wear24 features 4G LTE support, enabling users to use the wearable in a connected fashion without using their smartphone as a tether. This includes streaming music directly with the smartwatch, says Verizon, as well as searching Google using voice commands, downloading apps, and more.

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LG Watch Urbane 2nd Ed to get Android Wear 2.0 in a few weeks

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Ed to get Android Wear 2.0 in a few weeks

It's now official. LG has confirmed what users have been reporting about the rollout of Android Wear 2.0 for its G Watch R and Watch Urbane 1st Edition smartwatches. But in the same breath, LG is also announcing that its 2nd edition Watch Urbane won't be left out of the party for too long. That update will also be coming to the manufacturer's classiest smartwatch soon, but owners will have to wait until about May for that to happen.

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LG G Watch R, 1st Watch Urbane joins Android Wear 2.0 club

LG G Watch R, 1st Watch Urbane joins Android Wear 2.0 club

Almost mirroring the fragmentation on Android for smartphones, Android Wear 2.0's rollout is happening bit by bit and was even held back for a while by an undisclosed bug. But more than that, there are also smartwatches that may not even get the update at all. So it's probably with great joy that owners of the LG G Watch R, LG's first round Android Wear watch, and the first gen Watch Urbane were greeted by the update that brought their 2015 smartwatches to the present.

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Android Wear 2.0 arrives on more smartwatches after brief delay

Android Wear 2.0 arrives on more smartwatches after brief delay

If you were eagerly awaiting the release of Android Wear 2.0 this week you were probably met with disappointment unless you happened to own one of three specific smartwatch models. Google revealed on Friday that it needed to delay the update rollout — yet again — due to the last-minute discovery of a bug. Fortunately the wait this time is a short one, as Android Wear 2.0 is now hitting more wearables.

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Android Wear 2.0 update is being delayed due to a bug

Android Wear 2.0 update is being delayed due to a bug

The official launch of Android Wear 2.0, which happened last month, was supposed to have happened around December last year. Almost true to its delayed nature, the actual rollout of the update is going to be delayed yet again. Although it hasn't said until when, Google is admitting that there is going to be quite a delay because of an undisclosed but obviously critical bug found late in the testing stages of the wearable platform.

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Movado debuts first Android Wear watch with sleek, minimalist design

Movado debuts first Android Wear watch with sleek, minimalist design

Like many other luxury watchmakers these days, Movado has announced it's getting into the smartwatch game. At the Baselworld 2017 watch event this week, the company unveiled the new Movado Connect. Powered by Android Wear 2.0, the timepiece features a nearly edge-to-edge display, along with a number of Movado's signature design elements, including the minimalist case design and the use of single dot where a '12' would normally appear on a watchface.

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Fossil goes all out on hybrid, touchscreen smartwatches

Fossil goes all out on hybrid, touchscreen smartwatches

Pundits have started doubting the long-term viability of smartwatches as a commercial product but, if you consider the flood of new devices in the past few weeks, you would definitely think otherwise. After Google finally launched Android Wear 2.0, which has been delayed by months, a new generation of smartwatches popped up, though some are merely updating their software while sticking to the same hardware. Fossil's announcement at Baselworld is a mix of both, revealing new styles for old models as well as new smartwatches to fill this year's roster.

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ZTE Quartz Android Wear smartwatch gets leaked

ZTE Quartz Android Wear smartwatch gets leaked

Android Wear is already at its second major version but ZTE has yet to actually launch its first smartwatch. Long-rumored and almost forever-delayed, that smartwatch might finally be arriving real soon. At least if you consider these leaked photos that show a retail-ready form of the ZTE Quartz. That said, if you also consider the information that came with the images, you might wonder if it was worth the wait at all.

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