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Android Wear Setup

Android Wear Setup

Google has started a trend of new smartwatches when the Mountain View company announced its wearable OS, which basically the first powerful open operating system, specifically design to power wearable device such as we called them smartwatches.

After announcing the sale of two Android Wear smartwatches (LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live) during their annual I/O keynote this year in June, the products has been shipping to the consumers, and if you are one of the user who ordered LG G Watch, the Samsung Gear Live or both, and expecting the delivery shortly or whether you are waiting to get started, then, we have a simple guide for you on how can get your first Android Wear smartwatch setup easily with your phone.

  • The first thing you need to do that is download Android Wear App from the Google Play Store and then switch on your smartwatch. Though, if your watch has no physical power button like the LG GWatch, then you need to place the watch in its charging cradle while the power is connected. Bluetooth also needs to be active when trying to establish a connection between your smartphone and smartwatch.
  • The watch will ask to select a language and also a prompt will open asking you to start the Android Wear app on your phone.
  • Next step is to pair your device/s, to follow up that you have to tap through the prompts on your Android device until you get to a selection screen. Now to securely connect you devices, you need to tap the device in the list of available Bluetooth devices, which has the same code as the one displayed on your watch.

Android Wear App (7)Android Wear App (8)

  • Confirm that selected watch and phone is yours, then, tap through the next few steps on your phone. For most people, the watch will begin to update its software. Every update is important, so you need to update it right away, but remember the upgrade should be done over the Wi-Fi only.

Android Wear Setup - Pairing

  • The Android Wear app may prompt you to enable notification access. You need to follow more prompts, and Select the box right next to Android Wear in Notification Settings, and you are almost done.

Android Wear App (2)Android Wear App - Notifications

  • Since, the watch was booted first time, it will ask you to enable Google Now, it will then prompt you to log in to your Google account. If you’re a Google account’s holder, then you might know a lot about this handy assistant of Google’s. It has a lot to offer on smartwatch than it does on Android smartphones.

Android Wear Setup Completed

Now you should start learning the basics of Android Wear, as a tutorial will explain the basics of what you can do with your smartwatch. The interface is fairly intuitive, but might want to pay more attention, to get the most out of your new wearable device.

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