In This Chapter
Understanding Android Wear
Creating an Android Wear emulator
Connecting Android Wear to your phone
Building a Wear app
Syncing data to your Wear app using Google Play
Packaging your Wear app
Android Wear extends the Android platform to a new generation of devices, with a user experience that’s designed specifically for wearables.
Android Wear devices (usually watches) are designed to complement your existing Android phone or tablet (see Figure 18-1). They are not designed to be standalone and usually do not have their own Wi‐Fi or LTE radios, but instead communicate with the Internet through your phone over Bluetooth. Any Android phone running Android 4.3 or later can easily pair with an Android Wear watch.