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Mastering Android Studio 3 by Kyle Mew

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Connecting to a wearable AVD

It may well be that you have access to a wearable device, but here we will be using emulators in the following exercise. This is because these devices come in two flavors: square and round.

When it comes to pairing one of these emulators with a phone or tablet, this can be done with either a real device or with another emulator, with a real device being preferable as this puts less strain on the computer. These two approaches are slightly different. The following exercise assumes you are pairing a wearable emulator with a real device, with an explanation of how to pair with an emulated mobile device at the end.

  1. Before doing anything else, open the SDK Manager and check that you have downloaded Android Wear System ...

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