All items tagged with "Android Wear"

How to connect a Moto 360 to your iPhone

Your iPhone finally works with Android Wear. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Your iPhone finally works with Android Wear. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Android Wear isn’t officially iPhone-friendly just yet (though it should be very soon) but you can already connect a Moto 360 to your iPhone. A new Android app called Wear Connect makes the unlikely pairing possible, and it requires no jailbreak or unauthorized hacks.

The video below shows you how to get set up.

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Apple Watch’s Mickey Mouse face turns up on Android Wear

Mickey Mouse is already on Android Wear. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Mickey Mouse is already on Android Wear. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The Mickey Mouse face that ships with Apple Watch, and has twice been demonstrated by Apple at its Watch events, is now unofficially available on Android Wear — complete with moving hands and feet.

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How Android Wear stacks up against the Apple Watch

Android Wear vs. Apple Watch. Which is right for you? Photo: Google.

Android Wear vs. Apple Watch. Which is right for you? Photo: Google.

Now that we know more about the long-awaited Apple Watch, it’s time to find out how it stacks up against Google’s Android Wear platform and the growing number of wearables that support it.

There are lots of similarities between the two, but there also some big differences in software, hardware, and price that will likely help you decide which one is right for you.

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Google ‘preparing’ Android Wear support for iPhone

Android Wear could soon be iPhone-friendly. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Android Wear could soon be iPhone-friendly. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google’s efforts to counter the threat of the Apple Watch will begin with bringing Android Wear support to iPhone. Sources claim the search giant is now “preparing” an Android Wear app for iOS, and it could be announced at Google I/O in May.

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Turn your Android Wear into a neutered Apple Watch clone

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Apple Watch and its revolutionary UI were in the making for three years, and even though it was revealed less than a week ago, it only took Android Wear four days to copy it.

Android Wear users who don’t want to wait until early 2015 to try Apple’s UI can get a taste of neutered version of it via a copycat watchface called Pear from UhrArt that imitates the bubbly homescreen of Apple Watch.

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Pebble goes pink, green and blue for a limited time

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Pebble today added three new additions to its popular smartwatch lineup, but they’re not the all-new Android Wear competitors you may have been hoping for. Instead, they’re actually original Pebbles with fancy new paint jobs — and they’re only available for a limited time.

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Fake it ’til they make it: Free theme turns Android Wear into an iWatch

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Apple sure is making us wait for the iWatch, and if recent rumors are to be believed, that wait isn’t about to end any time soon. If you’ve decided to spend your cash on an LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live instead, then why not add a touch of iOS to it yourself with the free iWatch theme for Android Wear.

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Android Wear smartwatches get the jump on Apple’s iWatch

Android Wear smartwatches get the jump on Apple’s iWatch

With Google showing off Android-powered wearables from Samsung, LG and Motorola at its Google I/O developers conference this week, the smartwatch competition has officially heated up.

The LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live will ship in early July, so Android Wear smartwatches will definitely beat Apple’s rumored iWatch to the market. In today’s video, Cult of Mac shows how these handy, Android-powered devices — which let users access smartphone features from the convenience of their wrists — set the bar high for the iWatch.

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Google reveals its real face: unfocused, unoriginal and a little bit evil

Photo: Roberto Baldwin/The Next Web

Wednesday’s Google I/O keynote offers a window into the search giant’s world. Photo: Roberto Baldwin/The Next Web

Google’s keynote presentation at its I/O developer’s conference today offered a revealing picture of the company itself: meandering, unfocused, copycat and just a little bit evil.

The two-hours-plus keynote had a lot of everything, from a new version of Android to new phones, smartwatches, TVs, cars, Chromebooks and big data — but much of it was deja vu from Apple’s WWDC two weeks ago.

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