Android Wear Tips And Tricks

A collection of unique and useful Android Wear articles, guides and tutorials!

Are you an owner of an Android Wear watch? Do you want to discover its new great features and apps?

With this unique collection of resources for Android Wear you will really make the most of your watch and let it improve just about every aspect of your life!

Please note that I do my best to keep this section up-to-date and offer you are as many Android Wear resources as possible.  If you want me write about something specific, do not hesitate to contact me directly.  Thanks! 

Android Wear How-To Guides

In response to your countless questions, messages and suggestions, I have created a series of unique Android Wear tips and tricks. Even though Android Wear watches are becoming more and more popular, there still aren’t many valuable resources for their users. It became one of the goals of MobileGuru.LOL to change that!

Android Wear tips and tricks

Where shall we start? 🙂

Below you can see different Android Wear tips and tricks that will let you really make the most of your watch.

How To Install Apps On Android Wear

How much would your watch be worth without great apps installed on it? Not much! It’s apps which, after all, make our Android devices roll.

Android Wear Tips: installing new apps

That’s why one of the first things you need to learn when you buy a new watch is how to install apps on Android Wear. This tutorial may seem very simple and basic, but once you put it into practice, you will not only know how to install new apps to your Android Wear watch, but you will get a better hand at using your watch on a daily basis.

That’s, of course, not everything. You will also learn a very useful thing: how to set a given app as default in your watch. Make the most of the apps available for your watch!

How To Uninstall Apps From Android Wear

Even though installing new apps to your watch may seem rather obvious, uninstalling them certainly is not!

Android Wear Tips: uninstalling

My tutorial of how to uninstall apps from Android Wear quickly became one of the most often visited and the most popular articles on MobileGuru.LOL. That’s not without a reason because uninstalling apps from wearables may be a bit problematic, especially for less advances users.

Don’t worry, though. In this article I will show you how you can quickly and easily get rid of any unwanted apps from your watch with the use of two great app managers. Check this article out!

How To Sync Apps On Android Wear

Android Wear Tips: syncing apps

This is probably one of the most useful Android Wear tips and tricks everyone should know. Even if you keep both your Android phone and your watch paired over Bluetooth all the time, they may sometimes fail to sync data between each other.

As a result, your watch may display outdated information or even fail to open a given app you have opened on your phone. The solution here is very simple! You need to know how to sync apps on Android Wear, which is exactly the topic of this tutorial. Have fun!

How To Take A Screenshot On Android Wear

Android Wear Tips: taking a screenshot

You probably know that the best way to show your friend what’s on the screen of your device is to take a screenshot and send it directly to them. In the case of smartwatches it’s a little bit more complex, but not impossible.

In this short and simple tutorial, I will show you how to take a screenshot on an Android Wear watch. Want to share your favorite watch face with your friend? No problem. Just take a look at this tutorial!

How To Update Android Wear

Android Wear Tips: upating

This is yet another extremely important Android Wear tip you should by no means neglect. Just like it’s in the case of Android phones or tablets, you must also make sure that your Android Wear watch is always up to date.

With my tutorial of how to update Android Wear, you will learn how to set automatic update notification and how to manually check for updates of your watch.

How To Enable Developer Options In Android Wear

Android Wear Tips: developer options

If you are a bit more advanced user, you might want to add and discover some extra features of your watch.

Note that, as the name suggests, these options are intended mainly for development purposes, so if you are a beginner user , you shouldn’t play with development options too much.

This is a short and to-the-point tutorial where I show you how to enable developer options in Android Wear, what they are and what you may want to use them for. Still hungry for more? Keep reading!

How To Pair An Android Wear Watch With An Android Tablet

Android Wear Tips: paring with a tablet

We are all accustomed to pairing our watches with our Android phones. That’s obvious, isn’t that? But what if you want to pair an Android Wear watch with an Android tablet? No problem!

In this article, I will show you step by step how make your Android tablet work with your watch. Take your watch and your tablet to get started!

How To Change Watch Faces On Android Wear

Android Wear Tips: change watch faces

The watch face you set on your watch is probably the most important app you have on it. It’s the watch face, after all, which you look at every time you check time or wake your watch up.

That’s why you need to know how to change watch faces on Android Wear so that you never get bored with your watch. In this short and to-the-point tutorial I will show you how you can easily change watch faces either from your watch or (remotely) with the use of your paired phone.  Check this out!

Android Wear Apps

As I mentioned a few lines above, it’s apps which make our Android devices roll (whether it’s a phone, a tablet or  smartwatch). The number of apps (especially the good ones) for Android Wear is still a bit limited, but it’s growing very fast.

In this section of the best Android Wear tips and tricks, I am sharing with you my favorite Android Wear apps.android-wear-tips-apps

Android Wear developers write to me almost every day asking if I could review or recommend their Android Wear app. I am happy to do so if the app is really of good quality and my visitors can benefit from it. I am open to your suggestions!




The Best Android Wear Apps

It took me a few moments to compile this list, but I have finally finished it. In my list of the best Android Wear apps not only will I show you my favorite apps, but I will also tell you how to install new apps and what Android Wear app store I recommend.

Are you ready to add new extra features to your watch? Check this list out!

If you know some really cool Android Wear app which you think I should add to this list, please let me know about it.

The Best Watch Faces For Android Wear

Android Wear Tips: my favorite watch faces

Watch faces are for me the most important and the most interesting element of my watch. I really like looking for and finding new cool watch faces. I did small research and really found a lot of interesting stuff.

In my list of the best watch faces for Android Wear, not only will I show you the faces I use on my watch, but you will also get to know great apps for finding even more cool faces. You will indeed have tons of fun!

Android Wear Watches

I currently own four watches, two of them being Android Wear watches (Sony Smartwatch 3 and Samsung Gear S) and I really love playing with them and discovering their new features or simply adjusting them to my needs.

In this section you will discover the tutorials with tips for specific Android Wear watches.

If you want me to write about a certain feature or functionality of some Android Wear watch, feel free to send me any suggestions!

Sony Smartwatch 3 Battery Life

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There are really lots of users of Sony Smartwatch 3 and a lot of questions about its battery life.

This was my first Android Wear watch and it’s still my “main” smartwatch next to Garmin Forerunner 235 (which I use the most often as I am a runner).

In this short article, I share with you my insights about the battery life of Sony Smartwatch 3. You will also learn a few tips on how to improve it!

How To Pair Gear S With Any Phone

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As Great as Samsung Gear S is, this smartwatch is unfortunately intended to be used only with other Samsung phones.

That’s too bad because when I still had my Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, I couldn’t make the most of my Gear S.

Fortunately, I found a small work-around which will let you pair Gear S with any phone. Check this out (especially if you don’t have a Samsung phone).

How To Charge Samsung Gear S

Android Wear Tips: charging Gear S

If you have never had Samsung Gear S, you may be a little surprised to find that it comes together with a small power bank. The strangest thing is that you use this power bank not only to extend the life of your watch but also to charge it!

In my article about how to charge Samsung Gear S, you will learn how to charge your Gear S (with the use of this power bank).

Extra Articles

I strive to create the most interesting articles which will let you look at technology from a bit different angle and really make the most of it. Besides from the regular how-to articles, I also do my best to regularly create articles with practical pieces of advice. Here is what I have come up with so far!

The practical aspects of using technology and gadgets are probably the most important ones, so do not hesitate to suggest the topics I should write about!

Why You Shouldn’t Use A Smartwatch As A Running Watch

When I bought myself my first running watch, I instantly fell in love with it. However, after a few runs, it turned out that smartwatches are completely no good (at least in my opinion) for running.

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In this article I will explain it to you why you shouldn’t use a smartwatch for running. Keep reading!

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What are your favorite Android Wear tips and tricks? What watch do you have? Do you want me to write about a specific topic?

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