How to Set Up and Use Your Android Wear Watch - Techslodge

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

How to Set Up and Use Your Android Wear Watch

Android Wear is a rather useful addition to your arsenal of technology, but getting to know a completely new device can be overwhelming. Here’s everything you need to know about setting up, tweaking, and using your new Android Wear watch.
NOTE: These instructions assume you’re using the latest version of Android Wear, 2.0. If your watch is still on Android Wear 1.5 and hasn’t updated, we’ve made notes on any differences you’ll encounter.

How to Pair Your Watch with Your Phone

When you first turn on your watch, you’ll be greeted with the welcome screen. Swipe to the left to choose your language and continue, swiping through the instructions until you see a code.
On your phone, make sure Bluetooth is turned on, and download the Android Wear app from the Google Play Store and start it up. You should see the same code that appears on your watch face, as shown below. Tap it to pair your watch with your phone.
You will see a popup on your phone asking to pair. Check the box to allow your watch to access your contacts and call history and tap Pair.
Once paired, your watch may update its software, after which it will scan your phone for Android Wear-compatible apps and sync them.
While it does that, you may see a new notification on your phone to add your watch as a “trusted device” for Android’s Smart Lock feature. This allows you to unlock your phone without a PIN as long as it’s connected to your watch–which is very convenient. I recommend turning this on, so tap the notification and tap “Add a Trusted Device”.
Your watch is now paired with your phone. It will take you through a brief tutorial, after which you’ll land on the default watch face, ready to start using it.

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