Android Wear
Information that moves with you.

Small, powerful devices, worn on the body. Useful information when you need it most. Intelligent answers to spoken questions. Tools to help reach fitness goals. Your key to a multiscreen world.

Extending Android to Wearables
Android Wear extends the Android platform to a new generation of devices,
with a user experience that's designed specifically for wearables.

Get glanceable, actionable information at just the right time with notifications that are synced from your handheld device.

Say “Ok Google” to send messages, ask questions, and get stuff done.

Design apps that can access a wide range of sensors and other hardware directly on the wearable.

Before you start building, check out the Android Wear Design Principles to understand how to create great experiences for this exciting, new form factor.

Developing for Android Wear
The Android Wear APIs are delivered in the Android Support Library and Google Play services. When using these libraries, handheld devices running Android 4.3 or later can communicate with wearables.

Synced Notifications

Notifications on handhelds can automatically sync to wearables, so design them with both devices in mind.

Build notifications

Voice Actions

Register your app to handle voice actions, like "Ok Google, take a note," for a hands-free experience.

Integrate voice actions

Build Wearable Apps

Create custom experiences with activities, services, sensors, and much more with the Android SDK.

Create wearable apps

Send Data

Send data and actions between handhelds and wearables with data replication APIs and RPCs.

Work with the Data Layer

Building an Ecosystem

We’re working with partners around the world to build watches powered by Android Wear!

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Get Started with Android Wear

Set up your development environment and start working with the APIs. We’re excited about the experiences you'll create and can't wait to see what you do next.


Learn the basic concepts of Android Wear development with videos from the product team.

DevBytes videos

Blog Post

Read more about Android Wear development on our blog. Just search for "Android Wear".

Android Developers Blog

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