Even if the first Android Wear smartwatches don’t ship out until early next week, Google is doing users a solid by dropping the official Android Wear companion app onto the Play Store.
While an Android Wear smartwatch already works with your Android phone (4.3+) out of the box, the app will help new users choose default apps for say, taking a note, voice action preferences, or configuring for new devices. Handy for when, you know, you actually get your LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live next week.
There’s also a new page especially for apps with Android Wear compatibility, where you’ll find a growing list of apps (around 25 so far). Everything from IFTTT, to Fly Delta and Duolingo make the cut, including favorites like Evernote Wear and Hangouts. You can check out all the apps here.