Android Wear goes Marshmallow, gains support for new hardware, new permissions model

The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE may be the first smartwatch to ship with ship with a version of Android Wear based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but Google says the new version of its smartwatch OS will begin rolling out to all Android Wear watches in the next few months. So what’s new? According to […]

Android Wear gets cellular support, starting with LG’s new smartwatch

We already knew smartwatches running Google’s Android Wear operating system would be able to support cellular service, because LG announced in September that its LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE would be able to work on 3G and 4G networks. But now Google’s making it official: the latest update to Android Wear brings support for […]

TAG Heuer launches its first Android Wear smartwatch for $1500

Luxury watch maker TAG Heuer is entering the smart wearable space with a watch designed to look good, but which has all the featured you’d expect from a modern smartwatch. The new TAG Heuer Connected watch also happens to be the most expensive device running Google’s Android Wear software to date: it’s priced at $1500 and […]

2nd-gen LG Watch Urbane is first Android Wear device with 4G support

Most smartwatches are designed to pair with your smartphone to display notifications, media controls, and other information on your wrist. But a handful (or wristful) of smartwatches have their own cellular modems, allowing you to use them even when your phone isn’t around. Up until now that’s a feature that hasn’t been available for watches […]

Motorola launches two new Moto 360 watches, plus the Moto 360 Sport

As expected, Motorola is updating its smartwatch lineup, and as expected, there are three new models: A Moto 360 with a large display and thick wrist strap, a smaller model, and a Moto 360 Sport. Pre-orders for the new Moto 360 open today, and the watches should begin shipping later this month. Prices range from $300 […]

Android Wear adds interactive watch faces, Google Translate

Google has announced that Android Wear now supports watch faces with interactive elements. The software update also brings support for Google Translate to Google’s smartwatch software. Android Wear 1.3 also brings at least one more feature: the LG G Watch R now supports WiFi. That’s a feature that rolled out to a number of other […]