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.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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

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

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

        I’m genuinely slightly surprised.

        1. I bet mkbhd never has to wait anymore

          1. Everything is hand delivered to his doorstep.

          2. 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!!

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

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

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

  3. surprised.

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

    1. Goody gumdrops. Would you like a cookie?

  5. 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!

  6. Cant wait for the moto 360

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

    1. Same here.

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