Taking a screenshot is very easy on any Android smartphone, but unfortunately it is not the same case with Google’s wearable OS, Android Wear. Sometimes you want to snap a shot of what your device is showing you at the moment, as the both power button and volume down buttons are not exactly present on most of the Android Wear smartwatches, for example the LG G Watch.
Now to work out this little but popularly used feature, we have a guided solution for you. Right now there is only one way to take screenshots, which is via ADB (Android Debug Bridge) and we have explained the procedure below.
- Plug your G Watch into your computer via the USB cable it came with.
- Turn ON the debugging over USB.
- Now navigate to the platform tools folder on your computer, you will find it on the Android SDK installed folder.
- Hold shift key and right-click on any blank space in the same platform tools folder. There, you need to select the option, Open Command Window Here.
- Now open the application on your watch, which you want to take screenshot of.
- A new window would have opened, now type the command, adb shell screencap -p /sdcard/DCIM/screenshots/screenshot1.png
- Type the above command, hitting enter at the end of each line, to continue taking screenshots.
- Note that you need to change the file name for each screenshot you take, or else it will over ride the first one.
Once you are done, you need to copy all the screenshots to your computer, to do that, just enter this command adb pull /sdcard/DCIM/screenshots/ on the same opened window. It will copy all the screenshots taken on G Watch into your computer.
Note : If more than one device is attached to your computer, you will have to use the -s flag to tell adb, which device should be taking the screenshot.