Android Police

Articles Tagged:

smartwatches

6

Google is updating app guidelines for smartwatches just in time for Wear OS 3

Google is updating app guidelines for smartwatches just in time for Wear OS 3

Google is recommitting itself to making Wear OS better than it's ever been, all powered by a new partnership with Samsung. Of course, without some quality third-party apps and services, it doesn't matter how capable the operating system is — it's doomed to fail from the start. With that in mind, Google has released some new quality requirements for apps on Wear OS 3.

Read More
71

Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic review: Time is money

Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic review: Time is money

After what feels like an eternity of Google ignoring wearables entirely, the first smartwatches with the new-and-improved Wear OS are finally here. The brainchild of collaboration between Google and Samsung, the Galaxy Watch4 comes in two flavors: regular and Classic. I've been using the latter for a while now, and despite a number of frustrating flaws, I can't help but kind of love it. If this watch is any indication of things to come, we might have a reason to get excited about Wear OS again.

Read More
21

YouTube Music arrives for Wear OS smartwatches, but not yours

YouTube Music arrives for Wear OS smartwatches, but not yours

For a second there, it looked like Google was just about done with Wear OS. That was until the roadmap started unfolding with plans for, among other things, a new YouTube Music app and, later on, the big reveal of new Samsung smartwatches running the platform. Today, the plot has finally culminated with the soft launch of the new YouTube Music for the Galaxy Watch4 series.

Read More
94

Samsung's Galaxy Watch4 is official, and it could be the most exciting thing to happen to Wear OS in years

Samsung's Galaxy Watch4 is official, and it could be the most exciting thing to happen to Wear OS in years

Surprise? After teases and leaks (and some more leaks), Samsung finally confirmed its newest wearables today: the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. They're both the first smartwatches to come out of Google's partnership with Samsung to make Wear OS suck less and the first devices to use Samsung's new W920 chip. These watches have a lot to prove.

Read More
51

Google confirms Wear OS 3 upgrade for a handful of current smartwatches — will yours get it, and when?

Google confirms Wear OS 3 upgrade for a handful of current smartwatches — will yours get it, and when?

Since Google and Samsung announced a relaunched version of Wear OS at I/O two months ago, anyone with a current-gen smartwatch has wondered whether their device will receive an upgrade. Samsung and Fitbit have both been open regarding whether older wearables will move to Wear OS — the answer is a solid "no" — but Google has remained vague in its language over the last two months. Finally, we're learning a lot more about the future of wearables on Android, and it's not all good news.

Read More
34

OnePlus Watch review, two months later: Time to let go (of the hope this will ever be a good watch)

OnePlus Watch review, two months later: Time to let go (of the hope this will ever be a good watch)

If you want a smartwatch to pair with your Android phone, you've got a lot of options. There are Wear OS watches from a billion different manufacturers, plus Fitbits, Samsung's Galaxy Watch devices, and plenty more niche picks. This month, OnePlus tossed its hat in the ring with the creatively named OnePlus Watch. For $159, it offers quality hardware and great battery life — but crappy custom software makes using it a miserable experience.

Read More
2

TCL's weird new AR smart glasses look like they stepped right out of a 90s Sharper Image catalog

TCL's weird new AR smart glasses look like they stepped right out of a 90s Sharper Image catalog

Mobile World Congress, canceled last year and going on delayed this year, is usually the home to big go-to-market announcements with consumers in mind. TCL has decided to take a few shots from the niche corners with a trio of products including a wonky pair of smart glasses.

Read More
6

Flex on your friends' aluminum smartwatches with nearly half off the titanium Galaxy Watch3

Flex on your friends' aluminum smartwatches with nearly half off the titanium Galaxy Watch3

Samsung's Galaxy Watch3 is still one of the best wearables you can pick up for Android today, and its "Titanium" edition is an ultra-premium version. It launched last fall for $600 — a significant markup over the already-expensive standard Watch3 — but Amazon Prime members can pick one up today for an all-new low of just $340.

Read More
0

Samsung's titanium Galaxy Watch3 will set you back less than half a similar Apple Watch with this deal

Samsung's titanium Galaxy Watch3 will set you back less than half a similar Apple Watch with this deal

Wearables for Android are about to get a whole lot more interesting later this year, but if you just can't wait much longer, the Galaxy Watch3 continues to be one of the best smartwatches available today. Samsung launched a "Titanium" edition of its watch just a couple of months after the standard version, with an eye-popping price of $600. If you've been interested in getting a premium smartwatch on your wrist, the titanium model has hit an all-time low on Amazon, along with a sale on the classic variant as well.

Read More
0

Apple Watch to discover magic, beauty of multiple timers

Apple Watch to discover magic, beauty of multiple timers

Time is relative. Sometimes 10 minutes can seem like forever, but other times it's the blink of an eye and that pot you have in the kitchen is boiling over. Setting timers can prevent that, but what if you need more than one? That wasn't an option on the Apple Watch until now. At WWDC, Apple casually mentioned that multiple timers are coming to its wearable.

Read More
Mastodon