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WearOS - parental controls on smart watch

Is anyone aware of a way to implement parental controls on a smartwatch like a Galaxy Watch 4 or something else? Things like call whitelist, content and text monitoring, etc. I've done a lot of ...
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Sideloaded Wear Os App On Device But Can't Launch It

I am trying to gift my watch to my 10 yr old. However, google doesn't allow kids to install the wear os app, so I am trying to hack around it. I have installed it successfully to the device (pixel 3 ...
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How do I get full feature list of Wear OS?

I'm developing a custom version of Android system for a 'Android smart glass' device. I'm trying to customize a new version of Android ROM that suits this type of wearable device. Needs features such ...
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Changing Wear OS AVD build properties

I'm trying to get hold of one specific app: LV Watch Faces 2. I cannot find this anywhere. It's possible to extract it from an LV Wear OS watch, but I don't have them. I got an idea, maybe it's ...
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How can I reset my Misfit Vapor X when it won't even boot after an automatic update?

Okay, so I bought a Misfit Vapor X. It was brand new, and worked for about an hour when it updated itself. Now, it won't boot and goes into a boot loop when I try. It will buzz, then show the Misfit ...
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Samsung Galaxy Buds immense RAM requirement

I was about to buy some Samsung Galaxy Buds but then saw in the system requirements that they required 1.5GB of ram to operate! "Compatibility" section under "specifications" https://checkout.telstra....
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Is the .ttf format on Android the standard ttf format?

I have an quite old smartwatch (LG W100) with only Android Wear 1.5.0 (Marshmallow) on it. Because my phone is a lot newer, I wanted to replace the NotoColorEmoji.ttf with a newer version from the ...
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Is it possible to install a Wear OS apk from an Android phone?

I develop Wear OS apps and watchfaces at home with Android Studio, then use adb to install them to a physical watch. I'm currently on a trip, and connected to my home development machine (via my ...
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Why does Play Store on Android Wear claim ten updates when there are only two?

My Ticwatch S2 notifies me when there are app updates available, which when tapped gives the option to update all or open (I have auto-update apps turned off). I picked open. However, instead of ...
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Remove brand from Wear OS Watch faces

I just bought a Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle. Before this, I used a Huawei Watch. I noticed they have a lot of builtin watch faces in common, so this must be builtin to Wear OS. The difference is, the watch ...
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I'm looking to buy a smartwatch. How can I tell if an app in the Play Store is compatible with it before buying the device?

I want to buy a smartwatch, but I am trying to research whether apps will will work with it before buying. Is there any way to do that?
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How can I add a system service to Android?

Me and another person are attempting to enable NFC on the Verizon Wear24. The watch itself has a PN548 NFC chip inside of it and was missing the kernel drivers as well as the NFC service. We have ...
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Android free space decreasing

Why are apps or cache constantly bloating in space in my android 5.1.1 device? Every time I update & use an app it bloats especially if it connects to internet. I have to free cache every 4 ...
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Is Wear OS the way to go for a programmable watch?

I had a hard time finding the right Stack Exchange site to post this on but here it is. I have a Polar watch, the problem is its lack of customizability. I am therefore looking for a programmable ...
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Stop weather forecast calendar events on smart watch

I have a Garmin Fenix 5 connected to a Pixel XL. On the Fenix 5, the calendar widget shows a weather forecast as an all day event. This is redundant (there is already a weather widget on the Garmin), ...
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Why does Google intentionally disable features in most countries?

Why does Google intentionally disable features in most countries? Prime example being, Google Pay for Wear OS. Background: Google Pay actually works just fine in most countries as far as I can tell, ...
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LG Sport Watch - Call Audio To Bluetooth Headset Instead of Watch Speaker

I have a LG Sport Smartwatch that I have been enjoying a lot. However, one very annoying thing is the way it handles calls. If I make a call from the watch the audio comes out of the watch speaker and ...
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Android Wear "complication"

I previously had an Asus Zenwatch2. I was able to add a complication (I think that's what the little customize-able data points that can be added to certain watch faces are called) that would display ...
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Continuous pairing request from a smart watch

Some time ago I replaced a phone to a new one using Android 7 (before it was 6) and my smart watch updated to Android Wear 2.0. Hard to tell what was the reason but since then each time a bluetooth ...
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Disable bluetooth calling on Android Wear

I have a Huawei Watch 2 Sport and a Pixel XL connected together, and I have enabled Bluetooth audio on the watch. This was purely for the novelty value of the Dick Tracy style having a phone ...
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Can you disable ambient display when you have an Android Wear device connected?

I have Ambient Display enabled for New Notifications which I really like. However, I also have an Android Wear smart watch and when that is connected the Ambient Display notifications are pretty ...
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Is there a way to use Google maps on the watch without voice?

I have an Android Wear 2.x smartwatch. I use Google maps in English even though it's not my mother tongue, simply because I want to have all Google assistants functionalities enabled as well as ...
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Grant notification access via ADB

This might seem weird, but I installed a regular Android app using ADB to my Huawei Watch 2 and the app requires notification access which when attempting in app causes it to crash as it trys to open ...
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Is there an English locale with SI units?

I hate using devices in my native language, so I normally use the US locale. However, I also want to have Celcius, meters, kilograms and sane date formatting :) I have a Wear watch and it uses the ...
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What version of Android Wear is on Motorola Moto Sport?

What version of Android Wear is on Motorola Moto Sport? I look lots of old news about plans to issue, but didn't googled any confirmation.
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Wear 2.0 update can't voice text

I have a Moto 360 Sport that just updated to android wear 2.0. Since the update, when I say, "Ok Google, text Joe Hello World" the watch says, "Oops, I can't do that right now." This worked fine ...
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How can I listen to sound files on my android wear device with ff/rw and saving song position capabilities?

I have a moto 360 sport. I currently have used Play Music to listen to songs when my phone is not connected to the watch. This app is missing two huge features that I need. I cannot fast forward or ...
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Side load apps on android wear watch through iOS app

I am wondering if it's possible to side load apps on an android wear watch through Bluetooth debugging from the android wear app on iOS. I have a Moto 360 2nd Gen and I recently bought an iPhone. I ...
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Android Wear odd behavior after factory reset

I did a factory reset on both my phone, and my smartwatch, which has now left me with a few problems, and I'm hoping someone can assist me in resolving them, or help me cope with the agony :( The ...
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Use Android phone as Android Wear device

I would like to install my old Android phone as a bike computer. As many apps now​ have support for Android Wear, it would be cool to be able to use that phone as a display for Google Maps Navigation ...
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Android wear 2.0 install bug?

I recently updated my Moto 360 2nd generation to Android Wear 2.0. Due to the fact that I didn't get a notification for it, I forced the installation by spamming the green tick saying that there isn't ...
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How does one access apps on Android Wear 2?

My Huawei updated to Android Wear 2 and now I can't find my apps. I have swiped in every direction but none appear. I cannot find a comprehensive manual of controls (though Google searches happily ...
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Android Wear 2.0 can you still synch "dnd" with phone?

The standard behavior before android wear 2.0 was that when I put the watch on DND my phone would go on DND too. That was precisely what I wanted. But now with AW2.0 they appear to be separate. Anyone ...
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Android Wear system updates origin

Are the system updates for Android Wear coming from Google or from the watches vendor? I've tried to Google this information, but I found nothing on this topic.
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LG Watch Style USB Debugging - computer not recognizing presence of watch

I am trying to develop for my LG Watch Style and I am having trouble getting my computer to recognize its plugged in. I've tried reinstalling the Google USB drivers and resetting the watch. It's ...
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Android Wear causing battery to quickly drain

I'm currently using a Zenwatch first generation alongside a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge on Android 6.0.1. Both devices are always fully updated. The problem is that when my smartphone is connected to the ...
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Stop Android Wear Time to Leave Notifications

On my Moto 360, I get time to leave notifications repeatedly. Anytime I have an event on my calendar with a location, I'll get multiple alerts from the Google app about when to leave for it. So, if ...
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How to run app in Kiosk mode with Wear 2.0?

I'm trying to get a Wear 2.0 (stand-alone) app to run in kiosk mode, but when I try adb shell dpm set-device-owner <myComponent> I get: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Not allowed to set ...
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Moto 360 Location Symbol

I was doing some development work on my Moto 360 (using Android Studio), and since I rebooted the watch earlier to fix an issue with Android Studio, this location symbol has been on my watchface. What ...
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How can I tell if an Android app supports Wear, before installing it?

Is there a way to tell if an Android app has Wear support, before installing the app on a phone paired with a Wear device? Shazam for example supports Wear, but there's no metadata (apparently) in ...
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Missing Uber and Lyft on Android Wear

I am currently unable to order a Lyft or Uber on my Moto 360 2nd Gen. I've been using the watch for almost a month and have not yet found a way to order a car from the watch, despite seeing numerous ...
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"Try Again On Your Phone" error—Android Wear

When I try to send a text message on my Moto 360 (2nd gen, 2015) connected to my Nexus 6P, an error message pops up saying "try again on your phone." The text message actually does send successfully ...
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Task Manager and profiler for Android Wear apps

I have three questions about Android wear apps. Is there a way or app for closing individual apps on Android wear ? I tried Task Manager for Android wear but it doesn't work on my LG Watch R. how ...
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Backup an LG watch urbane

I'm now trying to backup my Android wear. I got the drivers from the official LG website, but nothing appears when I plug it in. Driver manager reports no errors, so i guess it didnt detect the watch. ...
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How useful is Android Wear without Google Apps?

I'm thinking about flashing my phone to Cyanogenmod, but I have an Moto 360, so I'm wondering how much of Android Wear is still functioning without Gapps. Does anyone have experiences with this? I ...
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Will samsung gear S2 be compatible with red mi note 3?

I am thinking of buying Samsung Gear S2 It says that it will be compatible with any android phones with higher than 1.5 GB ram. I have Xiaomi Red mi note 3. Not a pro one. However, the only ...
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Find owner of Android Wear watch

Today I found an LG Watch R W110 while hiking. It's not screen locked, so I've poked around to try and identify the owner. There's only one number in the call log (other entries are all names) and I ...
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Android Wear emulator: "No longer connected to network"

I've been using a Android Wear 1.4 (Android 6.0.1) emulator for some time, and the following notification has appeared out of the blue: No longer connected to network, a factory reset is required. ...
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Android Wear "Google" app only shows weather info

I have been using my Sony SWR50 smart watch for about a week now and all is working just fine, everything syncs up as you'd expect. However when I use the "swipe up" gesture to bring up the Google ...
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Connecting Raspberry Pi to Android Wear

I have a Raspberry Pi with a Bluetooth Dongle and an Android Wear Device (LG G Watch). How would I connect my G Watch to my Raspberry Pi via Bluetooth? Thanks!
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