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Samsung offers its Tizen OS to original Gear smartwatch owners

Gear users can get the same version of Tizen running on the latest Gear watches; although the change won’t be welcome news to Google.

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Wearables Right or Wrong? Android Wear has an app problem

In Episode 9 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips take on the dearth of solid Android Wear apps, Wall Street's iWatch reaction, and the likelihood of smartwatches killing activity trackers.

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First Android Wear smartwatches shipping now as war for your wrist winds up

Google's bid for wearable tech dominance has begun as the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live start shipping.

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This is what luxury watch executives think of your 'cheap, plastic-designed' smartwatch

TAG Heuer's CEO says smartwatches look like ‘cheap wrist computers’ but won’t rule one out. Top brass from Citizen and Bulova are almost as critical, but have kind words for Moto 360 and Pebble.

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Wearables Right or Wrong? Android Wear redefines the smartwatch

In Episode 7 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips sets his crosshairs directly on Android Wear, Google's new OS designed just for wrist wearables.

LG G Watch vs Samsung Gear Live: Picking the best Android Wear watch

Until the Moto 360 arrives "later this summer," the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are all we have. Too bad they're almost too similar to pick a clear winner.

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Android Wear walkthrough: What it's really like to use Google's smartwatch OS

The Android Wear experience is all about slippery context cards, 'OK Google' voice control, and keeping apps out of the way. Let's review the basics in photos.

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Google Glass will get Android Wear notifications

Google's high-tech specs will get the same actionable notifications as its smartwatches.

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