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Mastering Android Wear Application Development by Javeed Chida, Siddique Hameed

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Setting up an Android Wear virtual device

These steps are published on the Android Developers site (https://developer.android.com/training/wearables/apps/creating.html), in the Creating and Running a Wearable App section. They are repeated here and expanded upon for convenience.

To set up an Android Wear virtual device, click Tools | Android | AVD Manager in Android Studio and perform the following steps:

  1. Click on the Create virtual device... option.
  2. Click Wear in the Category list:
    1. Select Android Wear Square or Android Wear Round.
    2. Click on the Next button.
    3. Select a release name (for example, KitKat Wear).
    4. Click Next.
    5. Change any preferences for your virtual device (optional).
    6. Click Finish.

  3. Start the emulator:
    1. Select the virtual device you just created. ...

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