Install Rad New Watchfaces on Android Wear

When Google rolled out the 5.0 Lollipop update for Android Wear, it brought with it a number of cool features, not least the ability to install any watchface from Google Play (rather than just the ones pre-installed on your device). What's more, you can now manage them from your smartphone more easily. Here's how to… » 12/18/14 12:11pm 12/18/14 12:11pm

Listen to Music Phone-Free with Android Wear

Google's latest update for its Android Wear software features one very useful upgrade: The option to listen to music from your smartwatch, no phone required. It's a bonus for travelers, joggers and anyone else who doesn't want to carry their mobile with them at all times. Here's how to set it up. » 12/10/14 12:13pm 12/10/14 12:13pm

ASUS ZenWatch Review: The First Smartwatch I'd Wear As a Watch

For years, I've wanted a smartwatch: a device that would blend style with digital convenience. Unfortunately, the first crop of smartwatches have predominantly been bulky pieces of plastic and glass for which adjectives like "elegant" seem disingenuous. But the Asus ZenWatch is evidence that things are getting better. » 12/03/14 10:45am 12/03/14 10:45am

Put Android Wear on Your Wrist for $100, Plus More Wearables

The current crop of Android Wear smart watches certainly isn't perfect, but the LG G Watch was actually a pretty good first attempt. If you're curious how a smart watch might fit into your life, you can score one from Verizon's online store right now for just $100. [LG G Watch, $100] » 11/27/14 9:52am 11/27/14 9:52am

LG G Watch R Review: Worthy of Your Wrist, Even If Android Wear Isn't

Motorola's Moto 360 stole the Android Wear spotlight when Google's smartwatch operating system was first revealed. But it's not the only tech-filled timepiece to sport a circular display, with this, LG's G Watch R, hot on its heels just a few months after the Moto 360's release. Depending on your aesthetic taste, the… » 10/30/14 12:47pm 10/30/14 12:47pm

Android Wear's First Big Update Is Rolling Out

The first significant update for Android Wear is now rolling out, and it all lines up nicely with a rumor we heard early last month. Most significantly, the update brings offline storage for your music, enhanced Bluetooth pairing, and support for Wear watches with GPS. Basically, Android Wear really wants to be your… » 10/23/14 12:22pm 10/23/14 12:22pm

5 Apps That Show Off How Awesome Android Wear Can Be

Any Android app works with Android Wear in terms of simple notifications and alerts, but there now are a growing number of dedicated apps that try and do more with the interface. If you're wondering exactly what Android Wear's capabilities are—whether or not you've picked up a device yet—browse through this selection… » 10/08/14 12:00pm 10/08/14 12:00pm

12 Voice Commands To Try On Your New Android Wear Watch

If you've splurged on one of the new Android Wear watches then you'll know it's very much a case of learning as you go. Since you probably won't immediately know what these devices are capable of, so here are 12 useful voice commands you can experiment with to get your watch to do your bidding. » 9/30/14 1:29pm 9/30/14 1:29pm