Tag Archive: Wear


Facer launches interactive watch faces for Wear OS, Tizen smartwatches

Smartwatch face design platform Facer just announced Facer 4.6.0 this week, which introduces a new feature called interactive watch faces.

With these new faces, users can add buttons for frequently used apps, switch between data modes or implement mini-games and enjoy fun animations. All with just a few taps.

But for the time being, creating this new type of face is limited to Facer Partners. The feature has been available for them in private beta for a few days now  [Read More…]

Marc Jacobs launches its first Wear OS smartwatch, the Riley Touchscreen

Early smartwatches were often bulky, boxy things that were designed for tech-enthusiasts, but absolutely failed on fashion.

But in recent years not only big tech companies like Apple or LG created watches that are stylish and also functional. Even fashion brands like Armani, Kate Spade or Michael Kors started joining in the race.

The newest arrival comes from Marc Jacobs. It’s called the Riley Touchscreen and runs the all-new Wear OS.

This is the first fully-fledged smartwatch coming out of  [Read More…]

Mobvoi announces the TicWatch Pro smartwatch with Wear OS and two displays

Mobvoi just introduced a new smartwatch called the TicWatch Pro that runs Wear OS. It should go on sale this summer for under $ 300.

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The TicWatch Pro features Wear OS and a secondary transparent display

Saving battery life on our smartwatches is an important factor, especially as companies shove new features under the small hoods. Mobvoi, a company based out of China, has an idea on how to help with that.

The company has unveiled the TicWatch Pro, which is a standard Google Wear OS smartwatch more often than not, but also boasts a secondary transparent display. That is meant to help stretch out battery life for the wearable and reduce Wear OS features that  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear S4 smartwatch may use Wear OS, not Tizen

If true, this could be a huge win for Google.

It’s turning out that 2018 could be a very exciting year for Wear OS. Following rumors that Google’s working on its own Pixel Watch, it’s now being reported that Samsung’s developing a future Gear smartwatch that’ll ditch the Tizen operating system in favor of Wear OS.

Earlier this week, a rumor popped up on Chinese social network Weibo suggesting that the Gear S4 will be powered by  [Read More…]

Got a Huawei Watch 2? Wear OS Android P Developer Preview 2 is now live

During I/O 2018, Google started rolling out the second Developer Preview for Wear OS based on Android P. It’s available for Huawei Watch 2 owners.

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Wear OS Android P Developer Preview 2 adds enhanced battery saver mode

The Google Assistant also gets a few welcome upgrades.

Following yesterday’s launch of Developer Preview 2 for Android P, Google’s now released DP2 for Wear OS.

Android P isn’t as big of a change for smartwatches as it is for phones, but there’s still plenty to talk about.

The biggest feature found in Wear OS’s second preview of Android P is a new enhanced battery saver mode. When this is enabled, a power-sipping watch face will be  [Read More…]

Qualcomm is working on new chipsets for Wear OS smartwatches

Qualcomm aims to revive the stagnant Wear OS platform with new chips for wearable devices. The new silicone will be launched this fall, alongside a flagship device.

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Google brings even more Assistant features to Wear OS

Google has announced a new update is rolling out to Wear OS smartwatches which adds a few Google Assistant-focused features. These include Actions, audible responses, and smart suggestions.

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Google Assistant on Wear OS gets smart suggestions and Assistant Actions

You can also hear Assistant responses via your watch speaker or Bluetooth headphones

Google gave Android Wear a big facelift this March after rebranding it to Wear OS, and while the logo and branding are all-new, the operating system as a whole has mostly remained the same.

That’s now starting to slowly change, however, with a few updates to make Google Assistant more powerful.

There are three big things coming to Assistant on Wear OS, the first  [Read More…]