Apple Watch Could Change Lives Thanks To New EKG Monitor & App

The Apple Watch has its first FDA-approved medical accessory that will check the owner’s heart activity thanks to the embedded sensor. The medical tech company AliveCor’s EKG monitor has been approved by the FDA this past week, making it the first certified medical device for the Apple Watch. AliveCor’s accessory KardiaBand allows Apple Watch owners to check their heart activity with the embedded sensor, which will let them know if there are any abnormal heart rhythms that [Read Entire Story]

Android Wear can get new features faster via Play Store

Android Wear is not yet dead, even if you no longer see them on the Google Store. But, let’s face it, it’s not exactly the hottest thing in mobile right now, though neither are smartwatches in general. And while development of the platform continues, as seen by the latest Oreo-based beta, the rollout of features hasn’t exactly been fast and … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Chainfire is retiring from SuperSU development

A pebble dropped in the Android ocean and it might cause large waves that will be felt long after. Chainfire, the Android superstar behind root utility SuperSU, has announced his retirement from development of the tool that has become synonymous with his name, and vice versa. This is actually nothing new and is only fulfilling the word he gave two … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Google Maps, Amazon, and eBay quietly stopped supporting Apple Watch

Need more proof that smartwatches are doomed? Several internet giants, including Google, Amazon, and eBay, quietly dropped support for Apple Watch in some of their apps in recent weeks. ; But there was no big riot on social media, and we're only learning this now because it appears a few people actually use (or miss) these apps. ; SEE ALSO: Don't cry for Mac Mini, it's still part of Apple's lineup The trend was noticed by AppleInsider, which claims Google Maps stopped supporting Apple Watch in [Read Entire Story]

After butting heads, Spotify is working with Snowy for Apple Watch app

A Spotify app for Apple Watch seems long overdue. One developer has been working on it, but has faced roadblocks until now. The post After butting heads, Spotify is working with Snowy for Apple Watch app appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Facer app hits 1 million active smartwatch user milestone

One of the easiest ways to customize your smartwatch is to try out some new watch faces. One way to do that is to download the Facer app which offers access to up to 15,000 different watch faces. This week Facer announced it hit a major milestone in its existence – the app has been […] SOURCE: AndroidGuys - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch gets a new serving of apps

With all the recent coverage surrounding new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches, it might have been to easy to forget that neither Android Wear nor Apple watchOS are the only game in town. To reminds consumers that there is a third strongest smartwatch platform, Samsung is announcing a few new key partnerships for its Gear S3 smartwatch and the apps that … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Google updates Santa Tracker open source in time for -ber months

Wait, what, it’s almost Christmas already? Okay, not quite, since we still have a few more weeks for the -ber months to start closing in on us. But of course it’s never too early for developers to start prepping for the season when a lot of apps will definitely be incorporating a bit of Santa into their lives. Google has announced that they have updated the open source version of the Santa Tracker so they can build their own games and educational content using or incorporating the code. Google [Read Entire Story]

Appfour gives your Android Wear device a Video Gallery, more videos for your wrist

When you think of what apps Appfour has created for Android Wear smartwatches, you’ll probably do a double-take. On their catalog are apps you wouldn’t even think of using on your wrist-bound smartwatch – a browser, a Gmail client, a YouTube Player, even a PDF viewer. So it follows reason that they won’t give a second thought to giving your smartwatch a video player and gallery. Because you might just feel the need to watch videos on the round screen on your wrist. For real. Video Gallery for [Read Entire Story]

‘Hitman: Sniper’ gets new Death Valley Challenge Mode

The Hitman series is a popular series from Square Enix. We’ve tried most games already including the Hitman GO and the VR edition. There’s also the ‘Hitman: Sniper‘ that was first launched in 2014 and is regularly being updated. The franchise remains to be a hit as a companion app for Android was even launched by Square Enix recently. This week, the game gets an important update that delivers the zombie craze. The game is the same but now with an added “Death [Read Entire Story]

Rithmio EDGE Android Wear app helps track your weightlifting stats

If you have an Android Wear smartwatch and you’re into lifting weights either for fitness purposes or as an actual competing athlete, then you might want to download this new app called Rithmio EDGE. Simply put, this app will help you keep track of all your stats and data from your workout, both through automatic detection and also through manual input, in case you would want more specific information. The app is now available through the Google Play Store and you might want to download it first [Read Entire Story]

Together app discontinued in preparation for Android Wear 2.0 

We don’t know yet when our smartwatches will be receiving the anticipated Android Wear 2.0 update. But what we do know now is that one app is the first “casualty” of this update. So, for those who have been using the Together app to communicate with your friends through your smartwatch, that is stopping soon. They have announced that it will be shut down totally by September 30 and that’s because it will become redundant once the wearable platform update hits the street, or rather, our [Read Entire Story]

Drive the Curiosity Mars Rover in new game through Gamee

Happy 4th birthday Curiosity Mars Rover! Well, it turned 4 years old in Earth years recently, and to celebrate this milestone, NASA wants you to drive the historic rover. Well, of course, only digitally. They have released a new game through the Gamee app for Android to get people curious about Curiosity Mars once again and what it has done so far out on the “red planet”. It’s also meant to drum up interest for the next rover that will be released by year 2020, and maybe even the planned sending [Read Entire Story]

Modded Gear 360 Manager app now works on non-Samsung devices

So the problem really with buying a Samsung Gear 360 camera is that the app for controlling it – which is the Gear 360 Manager app – only works on Samsung devices, and even then, only the newer ones. That means you have to own a supported device before even thinking of buying one. Unless… the app could be modded to work on non-Samsung phones. Now where would we look for someone to do that? At the XDA developer forum, of course. And we have just that – a modded Gear 360 Manager app that works [Read Entire Story]

HITMAN companion app for Android launched by Square Enix

HITMAN is the sixth game in the popular franchise, and it was launched by Square Enix in March of this year. Of course, the trend these days is to keep awareness of your game alive even in the times consumers are not playing the game. That falls into the realm of the companion app, and HITMAN just got itself one. The HITMAN companion app is now available for players of the game to download for their Android device. Of course, it doesn’t make sense to install the app if you don’t play the game. [Read Entire Story]

Save or backup apps for offline install with ES File Explorer Pro – Android customization

We know that only a few of you were able to follow along last week with our Google OnbHub Android customization project. For those that did, we hope your guests are now enjoying your network attached resources without compromising your security. This week, let’s look at a tool from a specific app to help with offline usage.There is more than one way to partake in today’s project, we’ll use ES File Explorer Pro (not the free version) to save an app that can then be installed [Read Entire Story]

Pebble updates smartwatches and apps with better Health tracking

While we’re still waiting for the arrival of the Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2, we shouldn’t forget that there are still other existing Pebble smartwatches out there. And Pebble hasn’t forgotten them too. A new update has now arrived for both the firmware and the app itself. The Classic watches (Pebble, Pebble Steel) get version 3.12.2 while the Time-Series ones (Time, Time Steel, Time Round) get versions 3.14. The Pebble app for Android meanwhile will be updated to version 3.14. There aren’t [Read Entire Story]

Slack adds Android Wear support in latest update

While a lot of messaging apps like Viber, Messenger, WhatsApp are gaining ground in terms of the general market, when it comes to apps for business, Slack is fast becoming one of, if not the, most popular ones out there. While their desktop and web-based apps are pretty much satisfactory, their Android app still needs a lot of improvement. They’re very slowly getting there by adding more features and functionality with every update. In the latest one, you get Android Wear support plus some [Read Entire Story]

Pebble pubs its activity-tracking algorithms and Happiness app

Pebble has a few health-related updates to share following the launch of its crowdfunding campaign for three new fitness-focused smartwatches. In particular, it has revealed how its first native fitness-tracking app works by publishing the algorithms... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Be competitive with your friends through latest S-Health update

If you and your friends like boasting to each other about how many steps you’ve taken today, theres’s no need anymore to look at each other’s phone or fitness band. The latest update to Samsung’s S-Health now lets you add friends or people in your age group so you can see how you’re doing in terms of step counts. It also brings consolidated information about your steps, lets you export important data, and measure your heart rate if your phone has a sensor. It might seem strange to be [Read Entire Story]

Lens Launcher gives you a different way of looking for your apps

One of the winners in the recently announced 2016 Android Experiments is an Android app called Lens Launcher. And while launcher apps are a dime a dozen on the Google Play Store, there’s a reason why this one was recognized as a “next-level” launcher. Instead of just the usual flat trays that we’re used to, this app gives you a “Graphical Fisheye Lens” similar to what Apple Watch has done so looking for your installed apps should be more fun, if not easier. Well, we can’t really say easier [Read Entire Story]

TripIt updates Android app, Android Wear app now available 

For those who travel a lot, you probably have TripIt on your Android smartphones to help you manage your flights, bookings, and all other information you would need on your trip. The developers have released an update that has made some changes in the design and UI, and has added several more features to make traveling even easier. Plus, they have also released an Android Wear app so you don’t even need to bring out your smartphone when you need immediate information. First of all, although [Read Entire Story]