The latest update for Android Wear is the biggest one since the release of the platform. The update brings GPS support – for those watches with GPS – as well as offline music playback and Bluetooth headset support. But how do you actually get your music onto your watch? Let’s go through it, but first you have to make sure you have everything you need.
- Android Wear Watch running latest 4.4W.2 update
- Bluetooth Headset
- Latest Google Play Music update
Downloading music to the watch
- First you’ll need to pin the music you want to have on your watch to your phone, so make sure your music is downloaded. To do this, go to the song or album and hit the download icon.
- Once your music is pinned to your phone, go to settings and tick ‘Download to Android Wear’
- Your music should then start downloading to your watch. Be warned this can take a while due to Bluetooth data transfer speed.
- You’ll see a notification on your watch when the music transfer has completed.
Ok, you have tunes on your watch, how do you listen to them? Well, there’s no headphone jack, but now you have the latest update, you can pair a bluetooth headset to your phone.
- Tap the clock, then scroll down to and enter ‘Settings’.
- Tap on ‘Bluetooth Devices’.
- The watch will automatically scan for Bluetooth devices and will show devices available for pairing. Tap your headset and wait for it to say ‘
- You’re connected
You’ve got music on your watch, your headset is connected. The next step is to load the Google Play Music Android Wear app.
- Tap the clock
- Scroll down to ‘Start’
- Select Play Music.
- You get a card on your watch with an option to Play, tap that music starts.
From the main music card, you can :
- Swipe to the left and you’ll see your music controls – Skip Forward/Back and Volume Up/Down
- Swipe left and select ‘More Music’ then swipe up or down to scroll through available artists and music on your watch
That’s about it – it’s quite simple and fairly intuitive to do, it just takes a while due to transfer speeds of Bluetooth.