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Moto 360 2nd Generation is now official

Moto 360 2nd Generation is now official

After all the dust has settled Motorola have officially announced their 2nd generation smart watches, the Moto 360 (2015) and the Moto 360 Sport. Motorola have stuck to their guns and have come up with a gorgeous looking time peace, with enough upgrades for people to move away from its predecessor and grab the new one. Design   The Moto 360 2015 has been mad, keeping in mind the hands of men and women. This means that men get two sizes for the watch 42mm and 46mm for those who have larger arms, while the women get a 42mm variant, but the design is more petit. The best part about the new design is the two metal lugs on each side of the watch making band/strap changing a whole lot easier. Another change to be noted is that the side button has been switched from the 3’o clock position to 2’o clock now. The smart watch itself is made from air-craft grade stainless steel with the edge-to-edge display being protected by Gorilla Glass. Lastly, the watches thanks to Moto Maker can be designed in the way you want it to be, with various colors and bands to choose from. Not only that, you can now even change what design bezel you want. Below is the entire list of changes available at this point. Men Watch Sizes: 42mm, 46mm Case Colors: Silver, Black, Gold Bezel Treatments: Chamfer, Micro Knurl Bezel Colors: Silver, Black, Gold Bands: Silver Metal, Black Metal, Gold Metal, Black Leather, Cognac Leather Women Watch Size: 42mm Case Colors: Silver, Black, Rose Gold Bezel Treatments: Peak, Micro Etch Bezel Colors: Silver, Gold, Rose Gold Bands: Silver Metal, Gold Metal, Rose Gold Metal, Blush Leather, Grey Leather, Blush Double Wrap   Specs   The Moto 360 2015 comes with the highest screen to body ratio (71%) out of all the other smart watches in the market currently. The display is as gorgeous as the original Moto 360, with an upgraded display, making for outside viewing a whole lot better. Men (46mm): 1.56-inch diameter, 360 x 330 resolution for 233ppi Women (42mm): 1.37-inch diameter, 360 x 325 resolution for 263ppi The flat tire is back, but has been reduced quite a bit (though personally that has never bother me), according to Motorola it is necessary to achieve the optimum screen to body ratio. Other specs include: Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz Quad-Core chipset 512MB RAM + 4GB storage Bluetooth 4.0 LE and WiFi 802.11 b/g Optical Heart Rate Monitor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope, Vibration Engine, Dual Microphones. 400 mAh battery (46mm) and 300 mAh battery (42mm) Wireless Charging   On the software front the Moto 360...

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Android Wear now works with your iPhone

Android Wear now works with your iPhone

Android Wear smart watches are now rolling in from all directions, with watch brands like Fossil joining the fray. This gave Google the best opportunity to spread the Android Wear support to iOS users as well.  They officially announced that Android Wear for iOS is rolling out for iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2+ today. The Android Wear devices will provide the following functionality at this stage: Get your info at a glance: Check important info like phone calls, messages, and notifications from your favorite apps. Android Wear features always-on displays, so you’ll never have to move your wrist to wake up your watch. Follow your fitness: Set fitness goals, and get daily and weekly views of your progress. Your watch automatically tracks walking and running, and even measures your heart rate. Save time with smart help: Receive timely tips like when to leave for appointments, current traffic info, and flight status. Just say “Ok Google” to ask questions like “Is it going to rain in London tomorrow?” or create to-dos with “Remind me to pack an umbrella.” Currently only the LG Watch Urbane is prepped and ready to work with your iPhone, but the rest are soon to follow in the coming weeks. Google’s philosophy is that no matter which device you prefer, Android Wear will be with...

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Next Android Wear update coming with Interactive Watch Faces and More

Next Android Wear update coming with Interactive Watch Faces and More

Android Wear is set to get another update as early as August. Currently the Android Wear watches are running on Android  5.1.1. No official information has come out yet, but our friends at Phandroid have managed to get their hands on a leaked copy.  According to the documents provided by Google, the next Android Wear will come with “Single Tap Gesture”, which allows for various watch face activities, launch activities and much more. This new feature will end the single tap to open the launcher, instead swiping from right to left will open it. According to the document provided by Google the Tap gesture can be used in the following four ways: Single Tap Gesture (Interactive Watch Face) A tap can cause a sequence of visual changes, as though the user is cycling through options for their watch face. A tap could be used to toggle between different states on a watch, such as the weather. A tap on your watch face could be used to reveal more information, such as a fitness graph. And lastly, a tap could be used to open a new activity, where the activity would slide in from the right side of the watch face. So simply put this feature open doors to interactive watch faces, which according to Google has already acquired the help of developers to develop these type of watch faces. Together The second major feature to come with the new update is the ability to send messages, stickers, emojis, and doodles to other Android Wear devices. So, watch to watch communication is the next big step for Android Wear watches. Though in this case it seems Apple already has a one up on Android Wear as their Apple watch can send heartbeats and doodles to other Apple Watches. That is what we have so far on things to come for Android Wear, we will surely keep you updated as soon as more news develops. So, what are your thoughts on interactive watch faces and watch to watch communication? Do let us know in our comments section below....

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Android Wear 5.1.1 finally rolling out for the Moto 360

Android Wear 5.1.1 finally rolling out for the Moto 360

  Google have officially released the latest Android Wear 5.1.1 update for the Motorola 360. The flagship Android Wear device of 2014 was initially scheduled to receive the much anticipated update last month, but due to some technical difficulties, Motorola and Google decided to wait a bit longer to roll it out. For those of you who are unaware of the latest update features, version 5.1.1 includes always-on apps, gesture support for UI navigation and most importantly WiFi support. The update has already started to roll out from today so if you’re one of the lucky ones to get it first do let us know how its doing so far. Source:...

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Moto 360 and LG G Watch R prices cut!!

Moto 360 and LG G Watch R prices cut!!

If you guys are on a lookout to purchase a new Android Wear Smartwatch, now is the time to do so. As of today, the prices of last year’s smart watch of the year Moto 360 and the LG G Watch R have been permanently slashed on Google Play Store. The price of the G Watch R has been reduced by $50 and is now available for just $250 whereas the Moto 360 went a bit further with a $70 reduction and is now available at just $180 from its original $250 retail price. Moto 360 LG G Watch R One of the main reasons for these price cuts could mainly be to attract more buyers or to accommodate other big name watches that are slowly making their stride this year. With the LG Urbane being released today, the price reduction of its (quite impressive) predecessor seems fitting. The two devices were without any doubt the most successful Android Wear devices of 2014 so we can expect great things from their OEM’s this time around as well. So what are you waiting for guys head on over to Google Play Store and order yours now....

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Samsung’ Next Gear Will Be Round

Samsung’ Next Gear Will Be Round

Circular smart watches from Motorola, LG and Huawei were at a rage last year and continue to do so. Now, Samsung has decided to join the round faced band wagon. They have confirmed that their next Galaxy smart watch will be circular, well they have not mentioned it verbally but the invite they sent does confirm it. Samsung have sent an invite for their Next Gear, which would be the 7th Generation of Samsung Gear. The invite currently is for 3rd party app developers, sadly not for consumers yet, to help Samsung in designing the next Gear’s platform. If we know Samsung, this smart watch would be running on their on OS rather than Google’s Android Wear, but then again we can not confirm that. If you want to join in, then just head over to this link and get the SDK . Samsung has not given any other news as to what the appearance of their Next Gear will be like, but if Project Zero is to be considered then we may be getting a thing of beauty. Source:...

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