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What you can do with Android Wear for Android

Here are some of things that Android Wear for Android can do for you.

Get messages & notifications

See notifications from your phone on your watch for the following: 

  • Incoming phone calls
  • Texts
  • Emails
  • Calendar events
  • Apps 

Your watch uses the notifications settings on your phone. If you have notifications set up, you’ll be able to read and reply to messages on your watch.

Learn more about reading and replying to messages.

See helpful info at a glance

The information you need will conveniently appear as cards on your watch from your Google app feed. You can scroll through the cards, see more details, and dismiss cards when you’re done.

  • Check your schedule
  • Track packages
  • Get traffic info
  • Check your flight or hotel reservations
  • Check the weather
  • View reminders

Learn more about getting stuff done.

Ask questions & do everyday tasks

You can search and do a variety of tasks on your watch using just your voice. Just say “Ok Google” or touch the watch face to ask questions or get things done.

  • Translate words or phrases
  • Check stocks
  • Solve math problems
  • Convert between units
  • Find a place or business

Learn more about getting quick answers.

Get directions & see travel info
  • Get turn-by-turn navigation
  • Find a place or business
  • Find business info
  • Check your flight or hotel reservations
  • Get a ride from Lyft if the Lyft app is installed on your phone

Learn more about travel.

Track your fitness & set goals

Measure your progress and stay motivated with built in fitness tracking. 

  • Track a walk, run, or bike ride
  • See how many steps you take each day
  • Set simple goals for steps
  • Check your heart rate (if your watch has this feature)
Fitness sensors such as the heart rate monitor, if available on your device, are intended for leisure, well-being and fitness purposes only and are not intended for medical use.
Listen to your music and media
  • Control music
  • Listen to music on your watch without your phone
  • Listen to podcasts and music

Learn more about listening to music.


Andrea is an Android expert and author of this help page. Help her improve this article by leaving feedback below.

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