Official Android Wear companion app hits Google Play along with new page listing all supported apps

Android Wear companion app

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.

Apps for Android Wear Google Play

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.

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  • Andork

    Just downloaded and several of the apps that are compatible with Wear. Can’t wait to get my Gear Live next week!

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Can’t wait to get my G Watch next week! :D

      • jschu22

        Hold on. You, a moderate celebrity in the Android world, has to wait like the rest of us?

        I’m genuinely slightly surprised.

        • Jerel Butler

          I bet mkbhd never has to wait anymore

          • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

            Everything is hand delivered to his doorstep.

          • Jerel Butler

            Start of mkbhd video, “hey guys you know that hot new device you guys been up in a buzz about, I have had it for three years now and here’s my review… No I don’t have a time machine. You guys had been seeing pictures took with the pocket Hubble telescope on my twitter, and its bauws highest resolution camera I ever used thanks NASA!!

        • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

          I mean, Rob, Derek, and our developer Steve got their watches. Guess I’m just chopped liver :/

      • Dwight

        I thought you went to I/O… Did you get the gear live? Or am I just losing it?

  • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

    My G watch is very excited. Already installed a few of them.

  • Joan Yu

    surprised.

  • Marsg

    Still yet to see a android wear device I’m interested in.

    • ratnok

      Goody gumdrops. Would you like a cookie?

  • NexusMan

    FYI, the Google Play page is not even completely comprehensive! I emailed a developer of one of my fave mobile payment apps suggesting they update to Android Wear support: Level Up, and discovered that they already have!

  • Delmar

    Cant wait for the moto 360

  • tomn1ce

    I’m waiting for the Moto 360 and see it in action before I pull the trigger.

    • JasonBric

      Same here.