Tag Archive: watches

Amazon Alexa will be available on headphones, watches, and more in 2018

More Alexa for your life.

Although Amazon Alexa is most prominent on smart speakers, we’ve seen the AI expand to the likes of smartphones, thermostats, and more over the past couple years. However, one frontier that Alexa’s never been very prominent in is that of wearables. A handful of smartwatches have launched with Alexa built-in, but for the most part, these have been few and far between. Starting in 2018, Amazon wants to change that.

On the  [Read More…]

Get free shipping on Amazon stocking stuffers under $10, including smartphone cases, watches, and more

Fill up those stockings.

Amazon has a huge selection of potential stocking stuffers on sale. All of these items are $ 10 or less and come with free shipping for all.

Here’s a few of the ones we liked:

Dunder Mifflin T-Shirt from The Office for $ 8.49 Classic Ghostbusters T-Shirt for $ 10 Sock Shop Men’s Santa’s Elf Socks for $ 6.25 Forum Novelties Women’s Adult Christmas Socks for $ 8.49 Christmas Tree Coil spring hat  [Read More…]

Google breathes new life into old Android Wear watches with new Play Store policies

Changes will promote standalone apps for your watch.

Google has announced two major changes for Android Wear apps: Multi-APK apps are now supported for Android Wear 1.0 watches and requirements for the “Enhanced for Android Wear” Play Store badge have changed.

Multi-APK apps are apps hosted in Google Play that have separate files for your phone and your watch. Previously, only Android Wear 2.0 watches supported multi-APK apps, but now users with older watches like the Samsung  [Read More…]

Android Wear 2.0 watches from Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger and Movado are coming and they look fantastic

The 2017 Android Wear watch line-up is looking good!

If you want your smartwatch to look good while it’s doing all the cool things on your wrist, you’re going to love what we’re seeing from the Baselworld 2017 watch show.

Courtesy of the @AndroidWear Twitter account we get a first look at watches from Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, and Movado that look nothing like any Android Wear 2 watch we’ve seen before.

Movado has a teaser  [Read More…]

New Guess Connect Android Wear watches announced in two sizes with lots of gold

More fashion names are getting into the Android Wear world.

You may have forgotten by now that Guess actually had Android Wear watches, but it’s hoping to re-spark enthusiasm for its brand in the smartwatch world with two new entries in the Guess Connect family. The new Guess Connect models come in two sizes, corresponding with different styles: a 41mm women-focused design, and a 44mm with more of a men’s look. The 41mm Guess Connect will have multiple color  [Read More…]

What to do when an app freezes on Android watches

Android Wear apps don’t always behave.

Google’s Developer Preview program makes it easy for active developers to make sure their apps work great with new software updates before users get to touch them. Unfortunately, not every app in the Google Play Store is maintained by an active developer. That means sometimes your favorite watch app might misbehave on an Android Wear 2.0 watch.

The most common frustration with old apps on the new Android Wear is an  [Read More…]

Where to find used Android Wear watches

You can save a bunch of cash if you know where to look.

Android Wear 2.0 is here, and that means a lot of early adopters will be selling their perfectly fine watches to help fund a new one. Plenty of them will also be updated to Android Wear 2.0, so this is a good chance to score a new-to-you piece of Android for your wrist!

The trick is knowing where to look. I was poking around  [Read More…]

These are the watches that support Android Pay

Android Pay on your watch makes paying easier than ever.

Android Pay has been making payments easier on all of us for a while by linking your bank card to your smartphone. Things have just gotten even easier though, because it has been added to the Android Wear ecosystem. Using your watch to pay means that you don’t even need to take anything out of your pocket when it comes time to pay for your purchases, but  [Read More…]

Had enough of Android Wear watches? How about a gaming smartwatch?

Even if the release of Android Wear 2.0, we’re still pretty skeptical the smartwatch market will blow-up. While LG’s new smartwatches are indeed worthy products, they are still pretty standard offerings. But what if smartwatch makers could find a niche that hasn’t been populated just yet? FMTwo thinks it has. The startup wants to release […]

Google launches Android Wear 2.0 with a handful of new watches

Google today formally announced that Android Wear 2.0 is now available to device makers and consumers. First teased at Google I/0 2016, the wearable platform had been subject to multiple preview releases since last May. Android Wear improves upon its earlier release in a variety of ways. Most notably, the platform lets apps run directly on […]