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Topic: Android Wear

Google's Android Wear 2.0 plays catch-up with Apple's watchOS 3, offers some unique touches

02/08/2017, 05:02 pm

In time for two new LG smartwatches, the Watch Sport and Watch Style, Google on Wedndesday launched Android Wear 2.0, an updated OS meant to put Android watches on par -- or at least closer to par -- with the Apple Watch. Here's how the new software compares with Apple's watchOS 3.

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Final Android Wear 2.0 developer preview adds better iPhone support before expected Feb. launch

01/24/2017, 04:01 pm

For the last developer preview of Android Wear 2.0 before its release next month, Google has reintroduced support for iOS devices, allowing users to pair their wearable devices to an iPhone or iPad.

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Next-generation LG and Google Android Wear 2 smartwatch may have Apple Watch-inspired Digital Crown

01/18/2017, 10:01 am

LG and Google's next-generation Android Wear smartwatch expected in early February is said to be adopting a Digital Crown -- similar to the technology Apple pioneered in its wearable Apple Watch.

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Google mimics Apple Watch with conveniently swappable 'Mode' Android Wear bands

04/26/2016, 02:04 pm

Taking a page from the simple customization of the Apple Watch, Google on Tuesday announced it is launching a new lineup of Android Wear bands that can be easily replaced to give a wearable device a fresh look.

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IDC predicts 14M Apple Watch sales in 2016, growing to 31M in 2020

03/17/2016, 04:03 pm

The wearable smartwatch market will continue to grow for the foreseeable future, research firm IDC believes, with the Apple Watch forecast to continue earning the most sales through the year 2020.

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New estimate says Apple Watch accounted for over half of 2015 smartwatch shipments

01/12/2016, 02:01 pm

The Apple Watch was far and away the most popular smartwatch during 2015, accounting for about 51.5 percent of shipments, or 8.8 million units, according to a Jupiter Research estimate.

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IDC expects Apple Watch to dominate wearables market through 2019

12/17/2015, 09:12 am

Apple's dominance of the growing wearables market will continue for the foreseeable future, market research firm IDC projected on Thursday, forecasting that the Apple Watch will control the lion's share of the smartwatch market through the year 2019.

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Google's Android Wear for iOS confirmed incompatible with Apple's HealthKit

09/01/2015, 07:09 pm

In announcing Android Wear for iOS on Monday, Google noted users can track steps, calories and other biometric readings in-app, but failed to confirm HealthKit compatibility. It has since been learned that Google chose not to integrate with Apple's platform, instead opting for its own Google Fit service.

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Google's Android Wear gains compatibility with Apple's iPhone

08/31/2015, 11:08 am

Google on Monday announced Android Wear for iPhone, bringing support for the search giant's wearable device platform, as well as select devices, to Apple's best selling handset.

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Pulled Huawei Watch listing may back claims of Android Wear coming to iOS

08/28/2015, 03:08 pm

A deleted Amazon page for the upcoming Huawei Watch may add to evidence that Google is planning to make the Android Wear platform compatible with iOS devices.

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Fossil joins Apple Watch competition with Moto 360-like Android Wear product

08/18/2015, 05:08 pm

Presenting Tuesday at the annual Intel Developer Forum, fashion brand Fossil teased its first competitor to the Apple Watch, a device that will run Google's Android Wear platform.

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Moto 360, other smartwatches get price cuts ahead of Apple Watch launch

04/10/2015, 02:04 pm

Some rival smartwatches, such as the Android-based Moto 360, saw significant price cuts on Friday in a bid to keep up sales in the wake of Apple opening preorders for the Apple Watch.

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Android Wear support may soon arrive on Apple's iPhone

04/09/2015, 02:04 pm

Google is almost ready to bring support for Android Wear devices to the iPhone, but public availability will be dependent not only on Apple approval but whether Google decides to release it, a new report claims.

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Google, Intel team with TAG Heuer on luxury Android Wear smartwatch to counter Apple Watch

03/19/2015, 03:03 pm

At today's inauguration of the Baselworld 2015 watch and jewelry expo in Switzerland, watchmaker TAG Heuer announced a partnership with Google and Intel on a new luxury smartwatch, due to launch sometime before the end of 2015.

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Just 6.8M smartwatches sold in 2014 at an average price of $189

02/25/2015, 08:02 am

In yet another sign that the forthcoming Apple Watch is poised to shake up the wearables market in a big way, the average smartwatch sold in 2014 for just over half of the Apple Watch's $349 starting price.

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Android Wear stumbles out of the gate with just 720K units shipped in 2014

02/11/2015, 01:02 pm

Though Google and its manufacturing partners hoped to get the jump on the Apple Watch with the debut of its own wearable platform last year, it didn't translate into blockbuster sales to consumers, according to a new study.

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