We're in a bit of a lull for Android Wear devices. All three launch watches have been released and the second wave is still on the way. You may be wondering, have the app developers slowed down? Hell no, and how dare you ask such a leading question in your head just how? It's okay, though. We forgive you. As penance, read the following zillion words about all the new apps for Android Wear from the last few weeks.

Wear Apps

Face for Wear

Android Police coverage: Custom Watch Face Maker 'Face For Wear' Finally Exits Beta To Pretty Up Your Watch

We've talked about Facer a few times, but Face for Wear has been floating around out there in the background as a beta app. Well, now it's out and you can give it a try without all that jumping through hoops. Face uses apps in the Play Store instead of imported ZIP archives like Facer, but the feature set is not yet very robust. It does seem pretty polished, though.

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Using Face for Android Wear is as simple as using a light switch. All you have to do is pick the right Face Pack or combination you like and push directly from your Smartphone to your Wear.

Choose what Face Packs you want on your Android Wear device by looking at the vast collection of premium and user submitted watches that get updated all of the time.

Using our source and our template is easy, create your watch face select your defaults and submit them directly to Google Play. There is no limit on how many Face Packs you can create or how much you might want to charge for your designs.

Face for Wear is still largely a work in progress. Many new features are in the works. This early release is intended to get feedback from you, the user. Please submit feedback in the review here or at our website at http://faceforwear.com.

THEMERS:

For theme developers you can visit our site for more information. Our github is available at github.com/boxcrab

 

Tales of Pocoro - Android Wear

Android Police coverage: Tales Of Pocoro Is An Android Wear Game That Won't Immediately Make You Hate Yourself

I will admit that I snarked pretty hard at this game when we originally posted about it, because, c'mon. Playing a game on your wrist is not an ideal experience, but I've kept Tales of Pocoro around and even played it a few times. It's actually fun in small doses. It's super-simple, but that's really what you have to do with smartwatch gaming. I don't anticipate we'll need to add a game section to the roundup any time soon, but it's possible to play a game on Android Wear without becoming homicidal.

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Tales of Pocoro is a unique and interesting puzzle game with gorgeous and cute RPG graphics for Android Wear smartwatch.

Enjoy more than 200 levels and 3 levels of difficulty.
Unlock new characters and random mode for unlimited fun at your wrist.

You can play "Tales of Pocoro" on any Android Wear devices, including:
• LG Watch R
• LG G Watch
• Moto 360
• Samsung Gear Live
• Sony SmartWatch 3 SWR50

GAMES RULES
Tales of Pocoro is a puzzle game where the goal is to reach the exit. However to make things a bit more interesting, you will have to clear other strange columns before exiting to achieve the level.
There are 3 levels of difficulty, the harder you choose the more columns you will have.

HOW TO PLAY
• Move your character by swiping or tapping the arrows (keyboard and trackball are also supported).
• Long press the screen to pause the game and spawn the menu options.
• Put your palm completely over the screen until it vibrates to quickly exit and dim the screen.
• Double-tap (very fast) anywhere on the screen to control the camera via swiping.
• Double-tap (very fast) again to stop moving the camera.

Poweramp Remote 4 Android Wear

Not all your favorite apps can have Wear support, but sometimes third-party devs can step in and pick up the slack. Such is the case with PowerAmp Remote. You can now take full control of PowerAmp from your watch and go beyond the notification controls. There's track selection, EQ, voice search, and more. You'll need to pay a little over a buck for the app, but really, that's not very much.

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You need Android Wear watch device to use this software.
Tested and runs with LG G Watch, Moto 360

You also need Poweramp app since this app is only a remote controller and does not include Poweramp itself.

Control Poweramp from your wrist.
Voice search to quick find favorite music.

In control page, swipe up/down from center to switch control. swipe left/right to change tabs.
Works with Moto360, will adjust UI in future release.

-Play, Pause
-Next/prev track
-Next/prev album
-Select track
-Select album
-Select artist
-Select Playlist
-Select EQ
-Change repeat mode
-Change shuffle mode
-Adjust sound volume
-Search with voice

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WearMail for Android Wear

Android Wear will show you Gmail notifications on your wrist, but you can't do much with them. WearMail shoots emails over to your watch too, but it includes optional quick/voice replies and other options. You're not going to be sending long diatribes from Android Wear, but it's a start.

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Displays email notifications stacked in a single notification on an Android Wear device

The notifications contain commands such as 'quick reply' and 'delete email' that are designed to facilitate ultra-quick processing of email.

The app works with nearly all email accounts by supporting the following protocols: IMAP, IMAP-IDLE (Push Mail), POP3 & Exchange via EWS or IMAP. [There are no dependencies on K9, Gmail APIs or anything else]

Features:
• Displays sender name and subject
• Displays the full email body
• Stacks notifications to avoid clutter and unnecessary scrolling

Commands:
Open: Opens the email app inbox
Close: Closes the email popup
Reply: Reply from within the email app
Delete: Deletes the notification
Delete Message: Deletes the email message from the remote server
Mark as Read: Marks the message as read on the remote server
Mark as High Pri: Marks the message as high priority on the remote server
Archive: Moves the message to the designated folder
Quick Reply: Reply from within the popup

Quick Reply Options:
• Speak into the watch to reply to an email
• Choose preset message from a list

Apps With Wear Support

GoToMeeting

Online meetings are not exactly riveting, but neither is the newly added Wear support in the Citrix GoToMeeting app. You can tap a notification on the watch to join a meeting. If you need to mute yourself, you can also mute yourself.

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Go anywhere and never miss a meeting — unless you want to — with the GoToMeeting app. GoToMeeting works on all Android devices (including Android Wear), giving you an easy online meeting solution when you’re on the go.

Just tap to use your phone, tablet or watch to participate. Download the free app and join or start meetings in seconds.

Anywhere you take your Android device, you can now attend and start GoToMeeting sessions – at a café, in a hotel, wherever you happen to be.

FEATURES
• Join or host a meeting on any Android device.
• View presentations, mockups and reports – whatever is shown on screen.
• See all your upcoming meetings and join with a single tap.
• Attend GoToMeeting sessions wherever you are.
• Get alerts for upcoming meetings.
• Use your smartwatch to join, mute and leave instead of fumbling for your phone.
• Hand-off presentation control to anyone else in the meeting.
• Listen in via headphones or Bluetooth.
• Prefer phone over VoIP? Dial in with one tap.
• View attendee webcams.
• Chat with individual attendees or everyone in the meeting.
• Participate in Q&A and answer poll questions.

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iHeartRadio – Internet Radio

Android Police coverage: WATCH Disney, iHeartRadio, Twitch, And DramaFever Apps Add Chromecast Support

The new version of popular streaming music app iHeartRadio adds additional features for Android Wear that go beyond the usual notification mirroring. The new watch app allows users to search for songs by voice, access favorites, browse suggestions, and thumbs up/down tracks. When I say "new" I mean in the future. This version of the app rolls out October 15th.

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Hailed by CNET as "the best streaming radio app.” Millions of Songs. Thousands of Stations. One Free App. That’s how easy iHeartRadio is.

iHeartRadio is the only app that features thousands of live radio stations from across the country AND makes creating custom stations as simple as telling us your favorite song or artist. iHeartRadio does all the work to create a playlist for you from our library of 18 million songs and 400,000 artists. Live and custom stations covering Pop, Country, Hip-Hop, R&B, Alternative, Rock, Talk, News, Sports, Comedy and more. With iHeartRadio, you have the only app you need to stream live AM/FM radio and listen to commercial-free custom music. Now you can stream iHeartRadio on your TV with Google Chromecast.

“iHeartRadio works flawlessly… listening to actual radio stations couldn't be much simpler” (About.com)

For You - Our newest feature, personalized recommendations of stations tailored to your musical obsessions.
Favorites – Now your favorite stations are easier to access right from the iHeartRadio home screen.
Perfect For - Looking for music to work out, chill out, or for a road trip? iHeartRadio has hundreds of stations built to fit any mood or activity.
Shows and Personalities - Listen to on-demand episodes from the best in News, Sports, Finance, Comedy and Entertainment.

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Unified Remote

Android Police coverage: Unified Remote Beta Whips Out Slick Wrist Controls Via New Android Wear Support

People who are into Unified Remote are usually really into it. It can control just about everything on your PC via a server app. Nearly all of the app's features have been ported over to Wear in a series of menus and swipeable lists of buttons. There's also a persistent notification on the watch to make it easier to access Unified Remote. A remote is no good if it takes 20 seconds to open every time.

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Easily the most feature-filled computer remote. Turns your device into a WiFi or Bluetooth universal remote control for your Windows PC. Mac and Linux support also available (beta). Control your favorite programs, mouse, and keyboard.

Server: www.unifiedremote.com

“Fantastic tool for those of you who want to have a remote control for their computer for watching TV, or maybe for listening to music.” – Gizmodo

Key Features:
• Easy server and app setup, that just works.
• Loaded with remotes to control many media applications, tools, system settings, etc.
• Basic Input remote to control mouse and keyboard.
• Automatic server detection to easily find servers on your network.
• Server password protection and encryption for added security.
• Supports single and multi-touch mouse control.
• Wake On LAN to easily start your server.
• Includes light and dark color themes.
• Server is available for Windows, Mac (Beta), and Linux (Beta).
• Control other devices including Raspberry Pi and Arduino Yún.
• 18 free remotes

Full Version Features:
• 40+ remotes
• Widgets & Quick Actions
• Voice commands
• Custom remotes
• IR actions
• NFC actions

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Zillow Real Estate & Rentals

Zillow helps you find houses and apartments, and now it does so with Android Wear integration. The app can now push notifications to Android Wear when you're near a newly listed house that matches your preferences. The app can also give you alerts and directions to open houses on your wrist.

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Is that home for sale? What is it worth? Where can I find foreclosures? Get answers on Zillow, the leading real estate network, featuring homes for sale and apartments for rent across the United States.

Find homes that are just hitting the MLS, or those for sale by owner (FSBO). Plus, Zillow has rental listings for any type of property: single-family homes, apartments, town homes, condos and more. For homeowners, check Zestimate® home values on 100+ million homes in the U.S.

• For Android Wear users, we’ve made it easy to record a note to your favorite home, get directions or find open houses nearby.
• Search four ways: from where you are (via GPS locater); type in an address; by voice search; or draw a custom region on the map.
• Filter searches by price, beds, baths, keywords, and more.
• Save your favorites and searches and access them across platforms: Zillow.com or from any mobile device
• Receive notifications when new listings hit the market, drop in price, show an open house date, or are sold so that you are always in the know.
• See the Zestimate of any home in the U.S. and see Rent Zestimates (estimated monthly rental price), on most homes and apartments
• Coming Soon Listings: Browse for-sale homes before they’re officially listed.
• Get detailed ratings and reviews on public and private schools in your desired area. Use custom search tools to find homes based on quality of schools and their boundaries.
• Contact a Realtor® or local agent to tour a home.
• Get mortgage calculators, real-time mortgage rates, and personalized loan quotes
• Only on Zillow: Get FREE access to foreclosure listings in your area, including pre-foreclosures, foreclosure auctions and bank-owned properties.

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Endomondo Sports Tracker

Endomodo has Android Wear support now so you can track your workout without fumbling for the phone. There's also an option to pause and resume a workout from the watch. Endomodo has a premium service tier, but the Wear functionality should be available to all.

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The only personal trainer you’ll ever need fits right in your pocket. Whether you’re running, cycling, walking, kayaking, or something completely different, we keep you motivated, and most importantly - keep what you’re doing fun.

Track routes, record stats and share your workouts - all from one simple app. Join 25 million users and start freeing your endorphins.

WHAT YOU GET FREE OF CHARGE:

TRACK YOUR FITNESS
● Track almost any distance-based sport and view duration, speed, distance, calories, and more
● Get audio feedback at regular intervals
● Enter indoor workouts manually
● Track your heart rate (works with BTLE, BT and ANT+ heart rate monitors)

ANALYZE PERFORMANCE
● Keep a full training diary
● View daily training volume
● Analyze performance like split times for each workout

CHALLENGE YOURSELF
● Set a workout goal and let our audio coach help you reach it
● Join a challenge for a chance to win prizes

BE SOCIAL
● Receive (and send) real-time audio pep talks from friends
● Check out the news feed to comment on friends’ progress
● Race against a friend’s personal best performance
● Share results and workouts on Facebook and Google+

AND MUCH MORE
● Workout photos, #hashtags, tagging of friends, automatic pause when stationary, customizable home screen, countdown, and much more

All your data is automatically sent directly to your profile on www.endomondo.com. Here, you can analyze your data, deep dive into your stats, track your progress, and interact and compete with people all around the world.

Get up, get moving and free your endorphins.

Talon for Twitter

Android Police coverage: Big Talon 2.4 Update Adds Android Wear Support, Translations, Tweet Scheduling, And More

Talon has been updated aggressively ever since its debut with new features and UI refinements, but now it's coming to your watch. The newest update to Talon adds the ability to view your timeline on the watch. Okay, so it's not exactly a full Twitter experience on Android Wear, but is that really what you want? Probably not.

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Get fully immersed in your Twitter with this beautiful, feature PACKED Twitter client with a design that actually makes sense.

Created with Android 4.4 (KitKat) in mind. Includes full screen (translucent) layouts, stunning animations and more. Of course that doesn't mean earlier versions of android get left out. The only thing that wasn't able to be recreated in Android 4.3 and below was the transparent navigation and status bars... Sorry. It just isn't possible :(

Beautiful, up-to-date layouts, designs, and neat animations isn't the only thing Talon has going for it though. The list of features is enormous as well, doing everything you could ever want from a Twitter app right off the bat. Even though it is new, I have added every single major and minor Twitter feature that I think is absolutely essential plus a ton that most people wouldn't even think of. Here is a pretty comprehensive list of its features:

Twitter features:
- Live streaming support
- Support for 2 accounts
- View your timelines (main, mentions, direct messages, links, and pictures)
- Favorite users
- Update your profile picture, banner, location, and user description
- block, follow, and add users to lists
- Attach locations to your tweets
- And the list goes on :)

Customization features:
- Extremely powerful developer theme engine (https://github.com/klinker24/talon_theme)
- Choose between either "Talon" or "Hangouts" layouts
- Choose from 3 beautiful base themes (light, dark, and pitch black)
- Custom text sizes
- Night mode
- Auto-Refresh options
- Custom notification settings
- And many other goodies in there as well.

App Features:
- "Talon Pull" to be always listening for tweets/interactions
- Expandable, actionable, and dynamic notification system
- Full app popup
- Full emoji support
- View in-line Twitter and Instagram pictures
- View in-line YouTube thumbnails
- Native YouTube player
- In-app browser
- Complete landscape and tablet modes
- Advance to new pages in a "windowed" viewing mode
- Never leave your timeline with in-line replies, favorites, and retweets
- Hiding action bar
- "Do not disturb" mode
- Widget for main timeline
- DashClock Extension
- Google style pull to refresh for quick refreshing

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Watch Faces

Editor's Note: Yes, Google has not released the official watch face API yet, and has advised developers to avoid publishing watch faces to the Play Store. However, these things exist, so we're listing them here. Some devs have already promised a swift update as soon as the API is available. There will be some bugs (like the taller cards blocking things), but a few of them take that into account. Adjust your expectations accordingly.

Watch Face - Stealth360 Red

Android Police coverage: Stealth360 Android Wear Watch Face Is As Close As You Can Get To Wearing Tron On Your Wrist

When our fearless leader Artem describes something as "sweet as hell," it's probably something you should look into. See, Artem is picky. So picky, in fact, that Cameron recently described him on the podcast as "the pickiest person I've ever met." This was part of our recurring "make fun of Artem" segment. Make sure you catch it every week. You can even use this watch face that Artem thinks is really cool to keep track of the time. I mean, he's not wrong. It's a good watch face.

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Stealth360 Red watch face is a very clean minimal watch face with an accent of red color
Designed to make your smart watch minimal yet refined.

**Watch face will show up on your watch automatically. If it doesn't show up please go to the android wear app > Settings and Resync all apps. *** Please contact me directly if you have any questions about this watch face before giving a bad rating. Thanks.

Watch Face - Stealth360

Android Police coverage: Stealth360 Android Wear Watch Face Is As Close As You Can Get To Wearing Tron On Your Wrist

Oh, hey. Look, it's that same watch face from above, but in blue. This one gets Artem's seal of approval as well.

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Stealth360 watch face is a very clean minimal watch face with an accent of color
Designed to make your smart watch minimal yet refined.

**Watch face will show up on your watch automatically. If it doesn't show up please go to the android wear app > Settings and Resync all apps. *** Please contact me directly if you have any questions about this watch face before giving a bad rating. Thanks.

Wear Boy 3000

It was the Fallout Pip-Boy watch face that got me interested in Facer, so this standalone watch face is at least something to check out. It doesn't quite do the full Fallout transformation to look like an actual Pip-Boy, but it's still fun.

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!.This application is only for Android Wear devices.! Not for Galaxy Gear, or Galaxy Gear 2, not for Pebble watch, not for Sony SmartWatch and SmartWatch 2. ONLY ANDROID WEAR DEVICES ARE SUPPORTED.!.

Fallout's Pip-Boy 3000 like themed watch face for Android Wear devices.
Specially for Fallout fans.
Supports all-known ANdroid wear devices

Escape Watchface Android Wear

The Escape watch face has a lot of cool stuff going on—there's a customizable name line, a pedometer/compass dial, and 10 choices of color. Oh, it tells the time too. It costs a buck, but it's one of the nicer third-party watch faces I've seen.

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Your #1 outdoor companion for Android Wear.

Get active and track you steps with the integrated Android Wear pedometer. The compass will lead you the way out in the wild.

The watchface turns your Android Wear device into a stylish sporty smartwatch. It looks great on the Moto 360, but also on other circular and rectangular Android Wear smartwatches

★★★★★

Key customization features:

-Step tracker & pedometer
-Compass functionality
-Color customization of watch face
-Custom name on watch
-Date and Day
-Battery indicator

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Golden Beauty for Moto 360

Want some bling on your smartwatch? The "Golden Beauty" might be your best bet. It's got imitation gold, gears, and pixels. Despite the name, it has both square and round themes. It's from the same developer of the Escape face above, but this one's free.

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Golden Beauty is a timeless masterpiece for your Moto 360. This digital watch face design turns your Moto 360 or any other Android Wear smartwatch into a high-end timepiece.

The Tourbillon, the gears which can be activated in the settings of the smartphone app, integrates beautifully with the luxury watch face.

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More exclusive watchfaces:

Visit our exclusive wearface collection for the Moto 360 on http://goo.gl/QOsOu4. Also please let us know if you like to have any other watch faces to be added to our selection of watch faces.

Timeless Elegance designed for Moto 360

Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!

If you have an application in mind for the next issue of the roundup, feel free to send us an email and let us know.

Important: there are 2 requirements in order for the app to be considered, listed below.

  • the app's launch date (or the date of Wear functionality update) has to be no longer than 2 weeks ago
  • it has to be original, ground-breaking, well-reviewed, interesting, fun, etc - the cream of the crop

Now, if and only if the above requirements have been satisfied, fire off an email to this address: [email protected].

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