Monday , December 17 2018 Ausdroid » News » Android Wear companion app now available for download in Google Play


Now that Google’s rollout of Play Services 5.0 is complete, they’ve published the Android Wear companion app to the Play Store.

The app pairs with your Android Wear device and allows you to configure voice action preferences and adjust notification settings, so you can choose which app’s notifications make it through to your watch.

You can find out a bit more about how the app is used in our Gear Live hands-on.

If you’ve got a G Watch or Gear Live on order, you’ll probably want to install the app in anticipation of your watch shipping later this week or early next week. Unfortunately, it won’t do much until you get your watch.

Thanks: Nathan.

Jason Murray   Assistant Editor

Jason Murray

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

Join the Ausdroid Conversation

1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
Alexei Watson Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Alexei Watson
Alexei Watson

“Unfortunately, it won’t do much until you get your watch.”

You can connect it to an emulated wear device, using adb and the SDK. So you can demo what apps do on a watch, test run it so to speak.. or you know, write apps.

Check Also

Alcatel celebrates 2018 and looks to 2019, including a deeper connection to the Rabbitohs

Alcatel’s sponsorship of the South Sydney Rabbitohs is a key component of its involvement with …