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How To: Extend Your Android Wear Battery Life

We love our smartwatches, but with all of the things we ask it to do with notifications, searches, apps, etc., the battery doesn't last long. Ready for some tips to get your battery to stretch into another day? I've got five tweaks that can make that happen! 

Stephanie Carls on KAMR NBC 4 Amarillo Studio 4: Tech for the Millennial Mom

Even though these tech items are done in a segment about moms, they can work for any woman! From a smartring to a purse that charges your phone, we made sure to cover some top products you might not be able to live without. Let's go down the line of what was featured:

Ringly: Go ahead and leave your phone in your purse without any worries of missing those important notifications. If they are important, just let Ringly notify you! This beautiful smartring syncs with your phone and let's you enjoy the moment instead of constantly checking your phone. See my full review here.

Wifi Baby 4: Wifi Baby 4 is a wireless-network based camera that allows parents to stay connected anywhere with password-protected video, audio and notifications via apps on iOS or Android devices. Parents will have a peace of mind with the new 2015 version with HD video, a 35% wider field of view, improved night vision and the option to stream to Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV. Designed with the modern parent in mind, the app still allows multitasking like email, text, and use of others apps while being alerted with background audio or notifications when baby is crying. 

Chic Buds Crossbody Power: Staying powered throughout the day doesn't have to be big, bulky, and without some great style! The Chic Buds Crossbody Power is the secret weapon every modern Wonder Woman needs to charge through the day on full power. Featuring built-in USB cords for easy charging of your phone, you will look chic with this purse across your shoulder.

Motorola Moto 360 2nd Generation Smartwatch: This smartwatch has to be the most beautiful smartwatch on the market! I love the round face and all of the ways this watch keeps me going throughout the day! You can get all of your messages, notifications, and weather at a glance and with all of the customization features, you'll find something that is perfect for your style. Plus, this works with both Android and iOS phones! Find my full review here.  

November: Top Android Wear Apps

Notifications on your smartwatch are always great, but what if you could make them better? How would you do that? Well, through customized vibration patterns to help you distinguish one app from another. This month, my two featured Android Wear apps will help you with that as well as bring in some fun with the Shazam app for music!

Feel The Wear app is here to save the day when it comes to notifications. The app is free, however, I did pay for the premium version of the app to get the full experience. I'm glad I did as it allows you to create custom vibration patters right from the phone's screen. Plus, Quiet Hours are available to help minimize the amount of notifications you receive during a certain part of the day and/or night. This helps out a lot if you don't charge your watch every day.

If you are a music lover like myself, I always love using the Shazam app to find out the title and artist of a song that I'm hearing while I'm out or even if I hear it on the radio. Now, I can have the app right at my fingertips as Shazam launched their Android Wear app. Find out the name of the song, the artist, and even see the lyrics move in real-time with the song. 

Each month, I've featured two to three new apps for your Android Wear device, so if you've missed any of them, you can find them on the Android Wear App playlist on YouTube and I've also placed it below. It does start with the newest video, but just skip around to the one you would like to watch.