Wearable Widgets

Wearable Widgets

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Widgets you can wear. Put virtually any homescreen widget from your phone onto your smartwatch or Google Glass™. Supports Android Wear and Sony SmartWatch 1 & 2; Samsung Gear (Tizen) is currently supported only if you install from Samsung Galaxy Apps.

PLEASE NOTE: You MUST have one of these devices (Glass or a supported smartwatch) to use this app!

This is early software and we're still actively ironing out bugs as they emerge.

Known Issues as of 21 July 2014

• On the Tizen-based Gear 2, our app doesn't yet support using a widget as a custom clock face. This is high on our to-do list, but it's just not ready yet.

• The head tilt gesture (aka "nudge-to-sleep") on Glass doesn't work while a widget is active.
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Wearable Widgets creates a bridge from your phone to your wearable device for the thousands of widgets available on Android. You don't need to wait for developers to support smartwatches or Glass; get your apps on your wearable now, in a format that the developer has already designed for a small screen.

Now, Please Adjust Your Expectations

• This free app supports unlimited usage of one widget at a time. Multiple widget support is available as a small in-app purchase: please confirm that your favorite widgets are compatible with your wearable device before buying.

• Some widgets lend themselves better than others to the screen size on wearable devices: not every widget works well on every device - that's unavoidable. In testing we've come across a handful of widgets that don’t look quite right on-device (most notable of these is Twitter) and we’re still working to resolve these issues.

• You’ll find that taps and swipes on your wearable device aren't quite as nifty as when you interact directly with your phone - there’s a bit of lag in the connection between your wearable and your phone, and there may be no way around that.

• If you do have any difficulties, please email us, or stop by our community on Google+: http://goo.gl/dbZ1d0. Please do not just leave a complaint as a comment here: this is an app store, not a support forum.

Using with Android Wear

With your Wear device paired to your phone, just install and run this app, and select a widget or two. Then say to your watch, "Ok Google, start widgets!" (If you prefer, you can also find Wearable Widgets in the touch menu of the watch, in the "Start…" app list.)

To use a widget as a watch face, please see the instructions at http://wearablewidgets.com/wear/#watchface

Using with Sony SmartWatch 1 and 2

You’ll need Sony's Smart Connect app (http://goo.gl/4JDnN) installed and configured on your phone, but you probably already have that. So, just run Wearable Widgets, and select a widget from the list that pops up. To see it on your wrist, simply tap our “W” icon on the watch's home screen, and voila!

Using with Google Glass

To show widgets on Glass, you’ll need this app installed on your phone, plus a small second app on Glass. You can find the Glassware download link (plus more instructions) at our website, http://widgets.glass. Run the phone app once to set up your widget, then just say, "OK Glass… Show widgets".

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Widget images are used with the permissions of their respective developers.
Portions of the screenshots are reproduced from work created and shared by the Android Open Source Project and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 2.5 Attribution License.
Smart Connect extension for SmartWatch 2
LiveWare™ extension for SmartWatch

Recently changed in this version

*Do NOT apply this update if you're using a Samsung Gear 1 or 2!*

• Fix excessive battery drain when linked to Android Wear


Comments and ratings for Wearable Widgets
  • (61 stars)

    by Jeff Justiz on 02/08/2014

    I'm slightly amazed there's no app for Sony Smartwatches I can find to give me sports scores, so this is the next best thing. It took a few tries to find a 2x2 widget, but I found Yahoo Sports so that'll keep me happy. I can only have 1 widget at a time (SW1) so it's not perfect. But sports games are no more than 3 hours, and I can find time to load up another widget for the rest of the time. Grea

  • (61 stars)

    by Mike McMullan on 31/07/2014

    Used to use this a lot, but since recent updates, Glass seems to remove it all together. I've heard rumors that it's coming soon as an official Glassware, but that needs to happen very soon.

  • (61 stars)

    by Warren Mandel on 27/07/2014

    using on my LG G watch android wear with htc one and app keeps crashing when you choose a widget for watch face

  • (61 stars)

    by James Bzdok on 26/07/2014

    This is what the watch needs to sell widget's are the Android way and I miss them on the watch. Only thing that I don't like is that I can't have them showing right away like a notification dues with the watch already. But with that as the only real drawback this app let's you use them like you do on your phone and has yet to disappoint. Great start and wish you the best.

  • (61 stars)

    by Mike Cunningham on 24/07/2014

    This app was the motivator for me to buy a g watch. The one feature I required which my pebble could not deliver was being able to "thumb up" songs in google play music. Sadly, google did not deliver this in android wear so far. But this app allows it!

  • (61 stars)

    by Mark Boschen on 24/07/2014

    Brilliant.

  • (61 stars)

    by Jarel Kirnon on 23/07/2014

    Only works on watch when app is open then card disappears