Accessories News

LG Watch Urbane available in the Google Store for limited countries

LG Watch Urbane is now live on the Google store in the US, Australia, UK and more. The round watch is available for the pricy price of $350. It basically looks like a classic and more attractive G Watch R that is also $50 more expensive. The device is available for pre-order and it will begin shipping in a couple of days.




The smartwatch is available exclusively in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, South Korea, Spain, Italy, Hong Kong, Ireland, France and Germany. The prices will vary, but Urbane will basically cost around $350 or the equivalent. Google is also offering free shipping for people who can wait for a bit.



LG Watch Urbane is basically the same LG G Watch R with a different look. Under its classy chassis you will find a Snapdragon 400, 4 GB of storage, a 410 mAh battery and a 1.3” 320×320 round P-OLED screen. The device runs on Android 5.1.

If you want an Urbane, you can pre-order now but you will get it after May 8th, when it starts shipping.

Source: Google Store via AndroidPolice

Accessories News

Asus Zen Watch available for purchase in Best Buy for $199.99

Asus Zen Watch will be available on the US market starting tomorrow and you can get it for as low as $199.99. Apparently, Best Buy is where you should be if you really want to get one of these babies because it will take some time before the device gets on Google Play Store.

The device itself is a strange accessory with a square shape that tries to be more of a traditional accessory than a tech wonder (take LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live for example). Considering the price, you could say this is the best-looking smartwatch you could buy at the moment.

It appears that Asus Zen Watch will be the first watch to have customized software, as opposed to most of the existing smartwatches out there which present nearly identical interfaces and experiences. It does have a nice-looking square-ish AMOLED display with customizable strap options.

The smartwatch does have some drawbacks, including the lack of an ambient light sensor and GPS. It may not be an ugly device, but it’s not the best on the market either. You can get it at a much better price than the competition though.

Source: TechCrunch

News Updates/Software

Android Wear 4.4W.2 build KNX01Q rolls out to LG G Watch, other devices to follow

Android Wear 4.4W.2 build KNX01Q has begun rolling out on LG G Watches today, and among the most important updates you will find GPS support and Offline Music support. These updates solve a nagging problem Gear users have been having: not being able to listen to offline music via Bluetooth and not being able to track activities without a phone. The LG G Watch is the first Wear device which benefits from these interesting additions so far.

Sadly, G Watch doesn’t have an incorporated GPS chip, so the support will not be that much helpful by itself. The only Gear device that will benefit from the GPS support feature will be Sony Smartwatch 3 which will receive the update “soon”, as shown on the Play Store.

LG G Watch is now capable of pairing with Bluetooth audio devices and, even if it is still unclear how you can transfer your music to the watch, you can play existing music. It is also unclear if the new Play Music option initiates playback only from the phone or from the watch as well when it is disconnected. Another update to the Android app on the phone may completely unlock the music option.

The update is released in stages and most people will have to patiently wait for the update.

Source: +David Callaway  , Androidpolice


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Apps Updates/Software

TWRP recovery for LG Gwatch and Samsung Gear Live

The age of ROMing your wristwatch is upon us! TWRP recently managed to develop a custom recovery for the LG G watch (dory). Now, experienced modders can try and change their device without just tinkering with third party apps all the time. Beware of warranty voids as modding your device will void the warranty.

The default TWRP theme is not optimized yet for the small screen, but with a stylus pen you can access pretty much anything you want. The buttons will be a bit resized and the interface will change in order to accept screen scrolling and using fleshier fingers as well.

TWRP supports debug mode and most of the standard functions work as intended. The installation is rather simple, but the smartwatch requires an unlocked bootloader to work. All you have to do is download the latest image from Team Win, reboot it into the bootloader and flash the image in the recovery partition.

Apart from LG G watch, Samsung Gear Live can now be modded as well in the same manner. The TWRP is undersized in this case as well, but the team says an update is to come around soon. All you need now is a clear custom ROM to get your device to a whole new level!

Source: AndroidPolice


LG G3 and G Watch to launch on May 27 in London

LG G3 will be launched at a London event on 27 May, sources say. After we thought it will be officially seen today, we find out we will have to wait for two more weeks before we can get our hands on the LG flagship for 2014.

In the meantime, we found out that the G Watch compatible with the new smartphone will be launched the same day. What you can see is a new video where some of the features the smartwatch will have are announced. Among them you will find a waterproof body made of metal, and some interesting options such as pulling information from Google accounts: Gmail, Google + or Calendar.

LG G Watch has a timeless look with a square screen and a stylish band. You will see it in full splendor on May 27.

Source: LG