Latest Google smartwatch news

What's new in Google's 'H' update to Wear OS?
What's new in Google's 'H' update to Wear OS? By Maggie Tillman

Google has announced a new update to Wear OS. It's simply called "H", and no, Google didn't explain what that means.... Read more

Google Pixel watch specs, release date, news and rumours
Google Pixel watch specs, release date, news and rumours By Britta O'Boyle

Google is apparently planning to launch its own-branded Wear OS smartwatch. So what should we expect?... Read more

No Google Pixel Watch this year after all
No Google Pixel Watch this year after all By Rik Henderson

There has been a lot of speculation in recent months that Google will announce its own-branded Wear OS smartwatch during its October Pixel 3 launch event.... Read more

Diesel Full Guard 2.5 is the biggest Wear OS watch around
Diesel Full Guard 2.5 is the biggest Wear OS watch around By Andrew Williams

Ever looked at a smartwatch and thought, yeah it’s nice, but I wish it were bigger? That’s what the Diesel Full Guard 2.5 is here for.Sure, we’ve... Read more

Wear OS: Your complete guide to Google's smartwatch OS
Wear OS: Your complete guide to Google's smartwatch OS By Elyse Betters

Four years after launching Android Wear, Google has renamed it to Wear OS and given the operating system new branding.That means Android Wear is no more.... Read more

When is Google Wear OS coming to my smartwatch?
When is Google Wear OS coming to my smartwatch? By Rik Henderson

After almost four years in existence, Android Wear is no more. Google has decided to rebrand its smartwatch operating system as Wear OS by Google, and... Read more

Goodbye Android Wear: Google hits reset with new Wear OS name
Goodbye Android Wear: Google hits reset with new Wear OS name By Elyse Betters

Google introduced Android Wear in 2014, but now, it's ditching the software's name and branding. Although partner manufacturers have launched a bunch... Read more

Android Wear rebranding underway it seems, get ready for Wear OS
Android Wear rebranding underway it seems, get ready for Wear OS By Rik Henderson

It looks like Google is rebranding Android Wear, its smartwatch operating system.Not only has a new logo popped up online, but reports suggest the name... Read more

Android Oreo rolling out to Android Wear devices now, full list of supported watches revealed
Android Oreo rolling out to Android Wear devices now, full list of supported watches revealed By Max Langridge

Google announced late last week that Android Oreo is now rolling out to Android Wear devices, bringing with it various new features and more supported... Read more

Android Wear 2.0 update coming from 15 February to existing watches
Android Wear 2.0 update coming from 15 February to existing watches By Chris Hall

Google has confirmed that the update to Android Wear 2.0 will be rolling-out on 15 February, following its announcement with the launch of the LG Watch... Read more

Android Wear 2.0: What's new in the major software update for watches?
Android Wear 2.0: What's new in the major software update for watches? By Elyse Betters

Android Wear 2.0 has been formally and officially launched, with Google pulling the covers off the new smartwatch software along with two new devices built... Read more

Android Pay confirmed to come to Android Wear 2.0 following official leaked screenshots
Android Pay confirmed to come to Android Wear 2.0 following official leaked screenshots By Max Langridge

Android Wear 2.0 is expected to be officially unveiled until tomorrow, 9 February, along with the first two watches to feature the software, the LG Watch... Read more

Google's two LG-made Android Wear 2.0 watches revealed, coming 9 Feb
Google's two LG-made Android Wear 2.0 watches revealed, coming 9 Feb By Elyse Betters

New information has surfaced on Google's upcoming pair of Android Wear 2.0 watches, including the name of the manufacturer.According to Venture Beat's... Read more

Google reveals when Android Wear 2.0 will arrive - and it's soon
Google reveals when Android Wear 2.0 will arrive - and it's soon By Elyse Betters

You'll soon have new Android Wear software goodies to keep you busy.It's been eight months since Google announced the Android Wear 2.0 update for Android... Read more

Google to launch two Android Wear watches in 2017, others also expected
Google to launch two Android Wear watches in 2017, others also expected By Elyse Betters

Google is taking hardware seriously lately, as it's now getting into wearables.It's been long-rumoured that Google is developing its own smartwatches,... Read more

Android Wear watches 'confirmed' to get tap-to-pay feature
Android Wear watches 'confirmed' to get tap-to-pay feature By Max Langridge

Google could soon make Android Wear watches a more viable smartwatch option as it looks to introduce tap-to-pay. The feature would let Android Wear smartwatches... Read more

Google decided not to release Android Wear 2.0 this autumn
Google decided not to release Android Wear 2.0 this autumn By Elyse Betters

Google has release the third preview of Android Wear 2.0 for developers and announced it is delaying the software's official launch for consumers.Earlier... Read more

Are these Google's upcoming Android Wear smartwatches?
Are these Google's upcoming Android Wear smartwatches? By Elyse Betters

If you haven't heard already, Google is making two Android Wear smartwatches (possibly Nexus-branded), and now a leaked render has surfaced depicting what... Read more

Google's making two Android Wear devices, possibly Nexus-branded
Google's making two Android Wear devices, possibly Nexus-branded By Elyse Betters

It's about time!Google is building two Android Wear devices, according to Android Police, which has published many Google-related rumours lately based... Read more

Google shows off Android Wear 2.0 update: standalone apps, handwriting keyboard, and more
Google shows off Android Wear 2.0 update: standalone apps, handwriting keyboard, and more By Elyse Betters

Google is in Mountain View showing off its latest developments at Google I/O, and it has revealed a major update to Android Wear is on the way.Called Android... Read more

Google's Mode watchbands for Android Wear make it easier to swap styles
Google's Mode watchbands for Android Wear make it easier to swap styles By Elyse Betters

Google has launched a new line of watchbands called Mode.The idea behind Mode is pretty straightforward: Google wanted to offer different styles of watch... Read more

What's Android Wear really like on iPhone?
What's Android Wear really like on iPhone? By Britta O'Boyle

Smartwatches are now a thing. It doesn't matter if you love them or hate them, think they are great or entirely pointless, there are new models launching... Read more

Android Wear can now Google Translate your conversations: This is how it works
Android Wear can now Google Translate your conversations: This is how it works By Elyse Betters

The world is a big place, and it's filled with people who speak many, many different languages. That can sometimes cause problems for you should you want... Read more

Android Wear to embrace interactive watch faces and watch-to-watch communications
Android Wear to embrace interactive watch faces and watch-to-watch communications By Rik Henderson

Under increased competition from rival smartwatch styles and operating systems, such as the Apple Watch and the Pebble Time, Google plans to update its... Read more

Android Wear 5.1.1 now rolling out with Wi-Fi support and ability to draw emoji
Android Wear 5.1.1 now rolling out with Wi-Fi support and ability to draw emoji By Elyse Betters

Google has begun rolling out an update to Android Wear just hours after Apple released the first update to Watch OS, and it appears as though the LG G... Read more

Android Wear state of the nation: New software, new devices
Android Wear state of the nation: New software, new devices By Chris Hall

Android Wear so far has been interesting, if not really raising itself to "must have" status. As we knew it would, the pace of change is rapid, with the... Read more

Android Wear first big update: What's new and different?
Android Wear first big update: What's new and different? By Elyse Betters

Google has released the first big update to Android Wear, and the software is essentially trying to get rid of your phone.The update includes offline storage... Read more

Android Wear adds features for runners and bikers: offline music playback and GPS support
Android Wear adds features for runners and bikers: offline music playback and GPS support By Elyse Betters

Google has updated Android Wear, just as manufacturers have begun to launch new Android Wear watches. The update brings some much-desired features. which... Read more

Android Wear launch eclipsed by bug that stops paid apps from installing
Android Wear launch eclipsed by bug that stops paid apps from installing By Elyse Betters

You've just ordered your new Android Wear watch and probably feel very excited. And you should be. Except for thing: you can't install paid apps.According... Read more

Google details Android Wear at Google I/O, demos Dick Tracey talking option
Google details Android Wear at Google I/O, demos Dick Tracey talking option By Stuart Miles

Google has detailed its smartwatch operating system called Android Wear at Google I/O, its annual developer conference in San Francisco. The bottom line?... Read more

Google to launch health service to collect your data, called Google Fit
Google to launch health service to collect your data, called Google Fit By Luke Edwards

Google is going for health data while providing a health service to its users which it will call Google Fit, reportedly.According to source of Forbes the... Read more

Google Android Wear pushes Android to your wrist, LG and Fossil already on board
Google Android Wear pushes Android to your wrist, LG and Fossil already on board By Stuart Miles

Google has announced that is it making Android available on smartwatches through its new Android Wear platform.It has confirmed it is already working... Read more

Google releasing Android SDK tailored for smartwatches, other wearables
Google releasing Android SDK tailored for smartwatches, other wearables By Jake Smith

Google has plans to release a SDK that will help developers and manufacturers put Android on smartwatches and other wearables, Sundar Pichai, Google SVP... Read more

Google and Motorola's smartwatch prototype from 2013 shown in leaked photos
Google and Motorola's smartwatch prototype from 2013 shown in leaked photos By Jake Smith

Motorola was working on a smartwatch during its time at Google, according to Android Police, which showed a prototype of the wearable in a series of photos... Read more

Google and LG 'Nexus-like' smartwatch with Google Now core features to debut at I/O?
Google and LG 'Nexus-like' smartwatch with Google Now core features to debut at I/O? By Elyse Betters

Google is developing an Android-based smartwatch with LG, it's claimed.The Wall Street Journal and CNET both reported that Google has joined forces with... Read more

Google smartwatch reportedly still in the works, tipped for Google I/O made by LG
Google smartwatch reportedly still in the works, tipped for Google I/O made by LG By Jake Smith

Google still plans to bring a smartwatch to customers, as the market heats up from Samsung, Sony, and soon Apple and HTC. Fittingly, a pair of separate... Read more

Google Gem Nexus smartwatch to arrive on 31 October with Android 4.4 KitKat?
Google Gem Nexus smartwatch to arrive on 31 October with Android 4.4 KitKat? By Luke Edwards

Hot on the heels of Samsung's Galaxy Gear and Sony's Smartwatch 2 is rumoured to be the Google Gem Nexus smartwatch. This fabled device is claimed to come... Read more

Google quietly buys smartwatch maker Wimm Labs to boost its own plans
Google quietly buys smartwatch maker Wimm Labs to boost its own plans By Elyse Betters

Google apparently - and quietly - bought Wimm Labs in 2012 to help further development on its own Android-based smartwatch product, according to a new... Read more