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Get stuff done with reminders, alarms, notes & more

You can use apps or tell your watch to do things like take notes, set timers for later, and check your calendar.

Get stuff done with your voice or from an app

Learn how to check your watch’s Android Wear version.

Speak to get things done

You can ask watch for help with everyday tasks.

Google Assistant on Android Wear 2.0 and up

To open the Google Assistant on your watch, press and hold the power button. After you see, "Hi, what can I help you with?" you can ask your question. See below for examples.

"Ok Google" on Android Wear 1.5 and below

To start a voice command, tap the screen to wake up your watch. When you see the microphone, say, "Ok Google" followed by your request. See the bottom of this article for examples

Get things done with the app

If you aren’t able to speak, you can also open an app to complete your task instead.

Android Wear 2.0 and up

To see a list of apps on your watch, press the power button once.

Android Wear 1.5 and below

To see a list of apps on your watch, wake up your watch and swipe left.

Set reminders, alarms, and timers

Set and use reminders

You can set reminders to do something at a certain time or location that will sync with the Google app.

  • To set a reminder using your voice: When your watch is ready for voice commands, say "Remind me to" followed by your task with a time or location. You can include the exact or approximate time or location you want the reminder to go off.
  • To set a reminder using the app: You can also set a reminder by opening your apps and tapping Reminders Create reminder.

Mark a reminder as done and archive

  1. From your watch’s apps, tap Reminders Create reminder.
  2. Find the reminder you want to mark done.
  3. Swipe the reminder left or right, or tap it and tap Done Done.

Marking the reminder as done will archive it.

Set an alarm

You can speak or use the alarm app to set an alarm.

You can set reminders to do something at a certain time or location that will sync with the Google app.

  • To set an alarm using your voice: Say "Set an alarm for" followed by a time to set the alarm for.
  • To set an alarm using the app: To set an alarm from the app without speaking: From your list of apps, tap Alarm​ .
Set a timer

You can speak to your watch or use the app to set a timer.

  • To set a timer using your voice: Say "Set a timer" followed by the amount of time you’d like.
  • To set a timer using the app: To set a timer from the app without speaking: From your list of apps, tap Timer​ .

Dismiss timer

When your timer goes off, dismiss by swiping from left to right on your screen.

Use the stopwatch 
  • To start a stopwatch using your voice: Say "Start stopwatch," then tap Start Play.
  • To start a stopwatch using the app: From your list of apps, tap Stopwatch  and then Start Play.

Take notes

Take or view a note (for watches paired with Android only)

You can speak to your watch to create a note or view existing notes using Android apps like Google Keep. You can also view and edit lists in Google Keep

  • To take a note using your voice: Say "Take a note" followed by the note you want to keep.

To take notes on your watch, open the Play Store on and download the Keep app Google Keep. Learn how to get apps on your watch.

Check your calendar

Check your schedule

Your upcoming events will show up automatically in your Google app feed. You can also speak to your watch or use the onscreen menu to pull up your calendar.

  • To check your schedule using your voice: When your watch is ready for voice actions, say "What does my day look like tomorrow?" or "When's my next meeting?"
  • To check your schedule using the app: To check your schedule with the app without speaking: From your list of apps, tap Agenda .

Take a photo with Google Camera

If your watch is paired with an Android phone, you can take pictures with Google Camera using your watch as a remote control.

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

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