Chapter    11

Discovering Android Wear

This chapter introduces you to Android Wear. You’ll learn what you need to install and configure to develop your first Wear application using the Android SDK 5.0.1 API 21. More specifically we’ll cover the following:

  • Understanding Android Wear
  • Defining the Android libraries needed for the Wear Application
  • Creating a Wear Emulator with Android AVD Manager
  • Creating and running your first Wear application

Let’s get started!

What Is Android Wear?

Google officially announced in March 2014 that they were branching out into the world of wearables with the first version of a revised Android operating system especially designed for wearables. A few months later during the I/O event, Google launched two devices ...

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