Android Wear 2.0 Oreo update ready for more smartwatch models

Android Wear finally received some Oreo features and enhancements earlier this month. Some of the changes include notification vibration strength setting, new touch lock option for wet conditions, battery saving background limits, and notification channels. New languages and countries are also now supported: there’s Dutch (Belgium), Czech (the Czech Republic, Spanish (El Salvador, Honduras, and […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Nokia Steel HR finally available in the US

If you’ve been waiting for a long time to get your hands on the Nokia Steel HR or even back when it was still called Whitings Steel HR, the wait is finally over. The hybrid smartwatch is finally available in the US after having been in existence for the past few months (almost a year […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

You can now buy a Nokia Steel HR hybrid smartwatch in the US

As if the wearable market was already crowded with smartwatches and half-smartwatches, here’s one more. Granted, the Nokia Steel HR isn’t exactly new. Although it went on pre-order only recently, it has actually existed as far back as last year but with a different name: the Withings Steel HR. Call it by any other name, it is still the same … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Updating to Tizen 3.0 might mess up your Samsung Gear S3

Some major updates to your device are worth waiting for, even if it takes them a long time to come to you. And some, when they finally arrive, will apparently mess everything up. At least that’s what some owners of Samsung Gear S3 are experiencing now. While they were pretty excited about the rollout of […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Misfit Command combines analog style, smartwatch functions

After the Misfit Vapor, the brand has got a new smartwatch to show off: the Misfit Command. The latest wearable device is more of a hybrid smartwatch that combines the features of an analog watch and a digital watch in one. You can have that classic watch feel and be connected to your other mobile […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear S3 update makes it easier to do things on your wrist

The smartwatch market is a curious one. On the one hand, you are seeing more and more new models coming out, mostly from fashion brands and accessory makers rather than manufacturers. On the other hand, there hasn’t exactly been any major progress on the platforms themselves, especially lesser known ones like the Tizen OS used on the Samsung Gear smartwatches. … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Germany issues ban on children’s smartwatches, urges parents to destroy them

The sale of kids’ smartwatches have just been banned in Germany, as the country’s telecommunications regulator has labelled them as essentially “spying devices.” While the wearables, designed for kids aged 5 to 12, often look like toys, they’re designed to allow parents to remotely listen in on the child’s environment via the watches’ microphone, all without notice, in turn offering … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Misfit Vapor Smartwatch orders on Amazon delayed, shipping soon

We’ve been waiting for this one since January when Misfit announced that it’s venturing into the touchscreen smartwatch segment. We learned it may not have built-in GPS and it was already delayed until October. It’s listed on Amazon as one of the latest fitness trackers. The wearable has officially launched a couple of weeks ago […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Nokia Steel Limited Edition launches in Full Black and Rose Gold

We remember the Withings Steel HR from last year and now we’ve got a new iteration of the watch. The Nokia Steel Limited Edition has just launched as a hybrid smartwatch.You may have forgotten about it but Nokia purchased Withings before and now the brand is launching a new wearable device. It’s actually just a […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Casio G-Shock G-Steel watch gets new colors

Casio is definitely one of the most popular watchmakers in the world today. It has since ventured into the wearable game by launching smartwatches like the WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch, the Limited Edition Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20S, and the standard Casio Pro Tek WSD-F20. This time, the G-SHOCK line is adding new G-STEEL connected […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

watchOS 4.1 leak confirms music streaming, GymKit features

It wasn’t too long ago that Apple finally rolled out watchOS 4.0 the public, in time for the launch of the new Apple Watch 3. Very soon, however, users will be seeing a new update for their wearables. Unsurprisingly, some of the new features that will be coming in watchOS 4.1 are going to be available only for the latest … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Huawei Watch 2 Pro brings eSIM to Android Wear 2.0

Few traditional smartphone OEMs are now making smartwatches. And almost all of them have been ejected out of the now Google-centric online Google Store. That doesn’t seem to have fazed Huawei one bit. The Chinese giant has just launched its Huawei Watch 2 Pro, which practically looks like the Huawei Watch 2 Classic. But looks, as they say, can be … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Gear Sport, Gear IconX 2018 can now be pre-ordered through Samsung site

If you’ve been wondering when you can start getting your hands, or rather wrists and ears, on the new Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch and the cord-free Gear IconX 2018 earbuds, then wonder no more. The official announcement has stated that they are now accepting pre-orders at online stores and starting October 27, it will be […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

New Apple patent could adjust the fit of your smartwatch automatically

The Apple Watch already has a pretty big edge against other smartwatches in the space, and this year we saw Apple pack even more into the tiny device. New improvements include building a an LTE antenna into the display of the device, but what happens when you run out of space to add or improve hardware? You shift your attention … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Nixon’s Mission smartwatch now with stainless steel model

If you were impressed with the look and specs of the Nixon Mission smartwatch but felt that something was a bit off, you probably were not alone. While the silicone band that came with it didn’t look that bad, it did look a little “dainty” and you were probably looking for a more rugged band […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Android Wear products no longer available on Google Store

We have no idea what happened here but there are no more smartwatches available on the Google Store. Upon checking the Android Wear page, you will only see the LG Watch Style and the LG Watch Sport listed but when you click on the ‘SHOP NOW’ button, you will see that both models are ‘No […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Celebrate the new Google gadgets with these accessories [DEALS]

Are you a tech aficionado? Then Android Community Deals has you covered. We offer huge discounts on hot products and services like smartwatches, subscriptions to virtual private networks, and e-training bundles. Whatever you crave, we have exactly what you are looking for at a price that’s hard to beat. And to celebrate the new Google […] SOURCE: Android Community - 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]

Android Wear Oreo beta is available on only one smartwatch

Android Wear development has been relatively slower compared to its smartphone sibling. In the almost two years of its public release, the smartwatch platform has had only two major releases. A new one, however, might be coming faster than before. Google has announced the availability of a new Android Wear release based on Android 8.0 Oreo. But if you were … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Garmin Forerunner 30 debuts as another GPS, fitness smartwatch

Garmin is brand popular for its many GPS devices, health bands, and fitness trackers. The past year, it has ventured into the full smartwatch game by introducing the Vivoactive 3 and the Quatix 5 line. For basic fitness tracking, a new one is announced in the form of the Forerunner 30. It’s a follow-up to […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Garmin Forerunner 30 running watch comes with heart rate sensor

It’s no smartwatch, but for a certain class of users, the Garmin Forerunner 30 could very well be. It doesn’t have the trappings of a smart wearable, save for notifications and messages, but it does have almost all the features you’ll want to get fit and stay healthy. That’s because the Forerunner 30 is made to be so easy to … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Google launches Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard

Wearable technology is relatively a new category. We’re more familiar with smartwatches and health trackers but there’s also Google Glass, virtual reality headsets, smart bags and luggage, and the idea of smart rings and necklaces. You’ve probably thought of other forms but now Google is introducing a new one. In partnership with Levi’s, Google has […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]