Wear OS

Withings Steel HR Sport Review: Analog style with a smart heart

Withings wrote the book on making a fitness wearable that wasn’t an ugly hunk of rubber on your wrist: now, it wants the Steel HR Sport to do the …

Wear OS

MrMobile on the Samsung Galaxy Watch: Buy it, but do it soon

In a sea of Gear Fit 2 Pros, Apple Watch Series 4s and Casio WSD-F30s, the name "Samsung Galaxy Watch" is something of a relief, isn't it? It has the …

Samsung Galaxy

Google’s revamped fitness app tracks ‘Move Minutes’ and...

Google’s trying to get you off the couch by simplifying the look of its Fit app to measure just two things: how much you move and how good that is …

World Health Organization

Forget smart locks: Locky makes your keys smarter

Smart locks that afford easy keyless access to a home or office can be hacked, and can a pain to install. But what if you put the smarts in a case …

Tech Trends

5 best two-factor authenticator apps for Android

Two-factor authentication is a popular and powerful security tool. It requires you to verify that you actually logged into whatever account you logged into. This adds a personal touch. In order to hack your account, someone would need more than just your password and username. Of course, it’s not …

Apps

How Google, T-Mobile and HTC got Android off to a crazy, awkward start

In nearly a decade and a half covering the tech industry, I've had the privilege of witnessing companies go all out when showing off their new products.<p>From the over-the-top Samsung Galaxy Note 4 presentation at Radio City Music Hall in New York to David Blaine performing at the launch of the …

T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs. Misfit Vapor: Which should you buy?

Our Pick<p>Samsung Galaxy Watch<p>Killer design<p>Misfit Vapor<p>Samsung's latest watch is an impressive evolution of its Smartwatch designs over the last couple …

Android News

Samsung's New Galaxy Watch Comes So Close to Delivering the Modern Wearable Dream

Divorce yourself from the far out scifi depictions and crazy nerd dreams of what a smartwatch is supposed to be for just a second, and instead think …

Batteries

As Apple Watch matures, time is running out for Wear OS

The circumstances that made Android a success in smartphones have not supported it in smartwatches.<p>Apple made a number of choices in the iPhone's …

Wear OS

A Google Pixel smartwatch is reportedly coming alongside Pixel 3 later this year

Google’s fall hardware event will be filled to the brim with new gadgets. Aside from the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, we can also expect to …

Google Pixel

Apple adds 'Device Trust Score' to iOS 12 in effort to prevent fraud in iTunes and App Store

(Credit: Screenshots: Tom McNamara/Download.com)<p>For several years now, Apple has been fighting legal and technical battles to ensure customer privacy while also staying on the right side of the law. In 2016, it wrestled with the FBI over device encryption, And in the wake of the 2016 election, …

App Store

Google Pay expands to Italy

Google continues to work diligently to expand availability of its mobile payment service, Google Pay.<p>The latest expansion market is Italy. Google Pay …

Google Pay

Spotify vs. Google Play Music: Which should you subscribe to?

Our Pick<p>Google Play Music<p>Algorithmic powerhouse<p>Spotify Premium<p>Google Play Music fits users with well-established personal music libraries and those …

Google Play Music

All talk, no type: 20 things you can do with your voice

When Google started, the Search bar was the window to a whole world of information. Twenty years later, and you can now access all that information …

Google Assistant

Amazfit Bip review: A $79 smartwatch that does it all

The smartwatch segment is in continual decline, and although Qualcomm announced the Wear 3100 platform, we haven't seen mainstream brands like …

Batteries

Best alternative to Inbox by Gmail

In March 2019, Google will shut down Inbox for good. We'll still be using it until then, but when it comes time to transition to a new email client, …

Android News

How to sync your fitness band to Google Fit

Google Fit is perfect for staying on top of your fitness goals, but it can be cumbersome to always have your phone with you while on a run. …

Heart Rates

Google Pixel 3 event: How to watch and what to expect

Google's Pixel event is just around the corner.<p>This fall will go down as one of the busiest seasons for tech giants. Apple has already held its …

Google Home

Google Pay arrives in Italy, supports for 7 banks

Google Pay's expansion across the world continues in Italy. Seven banks are available from the outset, so if you're a member of one of them, just add …

Google Pay

The Amazfit Verge is a new smartwatch from Xiaomi that costs just $115

Although we're still lamenting the fact that Google won't be releasing a Pixel Watch this year, our readers over in China can now purchase a new …

Android News

Withings relaunches its brand with hybrid Steel HR Sport smartwatch

Rumors emerged earlier this year that Google was interested in acquiring Nokia Health. While Google Fit was redesigned and given more prominence in Wear OS, the health company returned to its co-founder. Regaining its original name, Withings today relaunched with a new brand, logo, and the Steel HR …

Wear OS

The Apple Watch Series 4 is light-years ahead of anything running Wear OS

If you're a fan of Google's wearable operating system, Wear OS, 2018's been one of the better years the smartwatch platform has ever seen.<p>In late …

Wear OS

Samsung Galaxy Watch review: A competent smartwatch you probably shouldn't buy right now

Article Contents<p>Samsung was among the first large tech companies to launch a smartwatch, and it ran Android before Android Wear existed. Samsung's …

Technology

​Amazfit Verge smartwatch brings big specs for just $116

Amazfit has been busy adding to its budget wearable empire, with the Amazfit Verge – a supercharged smartwatch.<p>Doing a fairly decent impression of …

Wear OS

Nearly Half of Card Payments Across Europe Are Contactless

In 2020, it's expected that all point-of-sale terminals in Europe will be contactless-enabled, with contactless payments making up 80 percent of …

Tech Trends

The new Amazfit Verge will monitor your activity and heart health

As expected, Huami has announced today a new iteration of its flagship sportswatch. The company has called it Amazfit Verge instead of the rumored …

Stratos

Appfour releases 6 new apps for Wear OS: Altimeter, Compass, GPS Tracker, Speedometer, Stopwatch, and the all-in-one Instruments

Appfour are one of the most prolific Wear OS (né Android Wear) developers. Their solutions for the smartwatch platform have spanned from the useful …

Wear OS

Wear OS is on the brink of becoming irrelevant

If you have a job at a place like Android Central, people you know will come to you for tech advice. Sometimes we can give good advice — we know what …

Wear OS

Essential travel tech to make your holidays epic

By Jamie Carter<p>Every year the biggest tech brands in the world come to Berlin to present their wares at IFA, Europe’s biggest tech show. Mostly it's …

Headphones

This week’s top stories: Pixel 3 teasers, Google kills Inbox, ‘Pixel Ultra’ fact check, new Wear OS chipset, more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> Google pulls the plug on its popular Inbox service, official Pixel 3 teasers start dropping, we fact check the Pixel Ultra rumors, and more.<p>The best gifts for Android users<p>Our biggest story this week came during Apple’s big iPhone event – Google is killing Inbox by …

Wear OS