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Android Wear 5.1 coming with WiFi Support, Always-On Apps and much more

Android Wear 5.1 coming with WiFi Support, Always-On Apps and much more

Android Wear has advanced quite a bit since its launch, with new features popping up with each update. Google has tried to redefine the way we use our watches – other then just tell the time, you can do so much more with the different smartwatches available in the market these days. Google has announced its next Android Wear update, which most probably be called Android Wear 5.1 Lollipop. Now this update brings with it a number of new features. Let us discuss each one below: Always-on screen, always-on apps Most smart watches these days come with an always screen on option, so that you do not have to touch your watch or flick your wrist to see the time. Now this function has been extended to third party apps, so that they will be left on until you want to close them yourself. This way for example if your WhatsApp-ing with someone then you will get notifications promptly without the screen turning off every time you move your hand away. The screen on the other hand will not be on full power, so that you can see the notifications as well as save your watches battery  (which would be most people’s concern). Wi-Fi support Now this feature is only for watches with have built-in WiFi in them, so that means your watch does not have to be connected with your phone via Bluetooth to receive notifications. The watch will catch its own WiFi signal and if  data/WiFi on your device is on then your smart watch will continue to get the alerts even if you leave your phone at home. Simpler, faster, and more smiley   Other updates include, a single touch on your smartwatch’s home-screen and you will have access to your apps and contacts. If your hands are dirty or occupied and you want to browse through the notifications, then just flick your wrist. Voila! Last but not the least now you can draw emojis on your smartwatch, and Android wear will recognize it and send it via message or text. This update will be available for all seven Android Wear running smartwatches: Moto 360 LG Watch Urbane LG G Watch R LG G Watch ASUS ZenWatch Samsung Gear Live Sony SmartWatch 3 The update will be rolled out in a couple of weeks starting with the latest LG Watch Urbane, so what are your views on this update, getting what you had asked for? Let us...

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Moto 360 2015 Leaked – Has a Full Cirlcular Watch Face and New Strap Design

Moto 360 2015 Leaked – Has a Full Cirlcular Watch Face and New Strap Design

The Moto 360 was considered one of the best smart watches of 2014 running Google’s own Android Wear OS. Truth be told, it had its limitations but for a first generation Android smart watch, it was quite impressive. The circular face of the smart watch coupled with it leather or steel straps made it very beautiful and stylish time piece. Now rumors for the 2nd generation Moto 360 have already started to take shape. One such leak has hit the digital realm, of a fully rounded smart watch face, meaning no more gap at the bottom. This also means that the resolution has been bumped from 320×290 from to 360×360. The other thing which the leaked image above shows, is a whole new band with steel clasps. They seem to slide right in the watch face. If this turns out to be true, then alot of people who damaged their devices while trying to change straps are  going to be really happy. This year seems to be really promising for android smart watches, with companies already showing off their new watches. Huawei amazed everyone with their first smart watch the Huawei Watch and LG came up with the LG G Watch Urbane. This means Motorola has to really up its game if it wants its smart watch to rule the roost once again. Source:...

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LG announce their new sleek formal wear smartwatch – The G Watch Urbane

LG announce their new sleek formal wear smartwatch – The G Watch Urbane

Following the successful launch of the LG G Watch R, the South Korean tech giants have another major surprise in store for us at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. As per an official company announcement, LG are all set to announce the LG G watch Urbane, their latest entrant in their impressive line of “G” series smart watches all running on Google Android Wear. The elegant and quite sleek looking all-metal smart watch is catered towards those who opt for luxury and style over a more robust and sporty looking variant like its predecessor the G Watch R. The LG G Watch Urbane features a circular design, comes clad in gold or silver color options with a (easily replaceable) 22mm leather band, and has a neat-looking dial on the side. The LG G Watch Urbane can be your perfect companion at any formal event or social gathering. As far as the devices tech specs are concerned, the Urbane sports almost the same components found in the G watch R that include a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, a 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320, 245ppi), 4GB of internal memory, 512MB LPDDR2 RAM, an IP67 certification and a 410mAh battery. The watch is currently available in two color variants gold and silver. For now the pricing and availability is still unknown but with the MWC 2015 just around the corner, we’ll be getting all the details pretty soon so do stick around for more. Cheers !! LG G Watch R vs G Watch Urbane                                  Tech Specs at a Glance Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 400 Operating System: Android Wear™ Display: 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320, 245ppi) Size: 45.5 x 52.2 x 10.9mm Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB LPDDR2 Battery: 410mAh Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro / Accelerometer / Compass) / Barometer / PPG (Heart Rate Sensor) Colors: Gold / Silver Other: Dust and Water Resistant...

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LG G Watch R now available online for $299 from AT&T

LG G Watch R now available online for $299 from AT&T

Android Wear devices seem to be the talk of the town these days and the two names that currently lead the list are the Moto 360 and the recently announced LG G Watch R. Both the devices offer not only all the new features of Google’s Android Wear but also are currently two of the best looking round shaped smart watches that we have laid our eyes on. The Moto 360 does seem to have a head start as far as the sales are concerned but the Lg G Watch R should also catch up soon. The South Korean tech giants have now officially announced the price and availability of its elegant looking device starting from tomorrow, November 7th to all AT&T customers for $300 which is actually a tad bit more expensive than the Moto 360 (leather variant ) which is currently  retailed at $250. For now, the LG G Watch R would only be available if ordered online and can be purchased directly from AT&T’s website starting tomorrow. Let us give you guys a quick recap of what the G Watch R has to offer. The circular watch is only the second device of its kind besides the Moto 360 and it does pack a few punches as far as the aesthetics and hardware is concerned. The G Watch R features a premium PVD metal finish and is currently only available in black. As far as the device’s hardware is concerned, watch sports a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512 MB RAM, a 1.3-inch P-OLED Display and 4GB of internal storage. Like the Moto 360, the LG G Watch R is also compatible with any standard 22mm wristband and has an IP67 water resistance rating. Motorola are also planning to release the metallic variant of its premium smart watch for $300 so now we’ll have to wait and see which OEM wins the race. For those of you who are looking for a watch that not only looks sleek and elegant, but also features all the cool features that Android Wear has to offer, then the LG G Watch R should definitely be on your holidays shopping list. Let us know your thoughts on both the wearable devices in the comments below. Cheers !! LG G Watch R Tech Specs at a Glance   Chipset 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Display 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320) Memory 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM Battery 410mAh Operating System Android Wear 
(compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above) Sensors 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer/ Compass), Barometer, PPG Color Black Other Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)...

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