Android Wear APK Installation Guide for Emulators
If logcat displays that data has been loaded/sent but the User Interface of your application has not loaded this data, uninstall the APK from your mobile device. Then, using the file manager, reinstall the same APK.
Using Android Studio, click on generate signed APK for
YOUR-MODULE-NAME. Use any keystore you want and then click on release under build type
Connect your phone to your computer via USB cable
Copy both of the recently generated mobile and wear APKs onto the phone using Android File Transfer. These APKs will be found later by a file manager on the phone.
In Android Studio, navigate to
Make sure you select a device with the prefix
Check the CheckBox titled
Use Host GPUand then launch the emulator
Download and install Google's Android Wear connector app on your phone
Open up the Android Wear connector app and follow the instructions to start setting up the connection between your phone and the Wear emulator. The most notable instructions are: Turning on Bluetooth, Location, and pair with a new wearable which is found by clicking on the menu button for Samsung phones. Make sure that when you pair with a new wearable, you select the gear on the top right corner which says
Pair with emulator. Once that has completed, you will be back at the main screen and the top left will say
Not connectedright under
Emulator. To start actively listening for the emulator, click on the Android Wear button to the left of the two gears on the top right of the screen.
Once the connection is set up and listening for the emulator, go onto your development machine's console and type
adb -d forward tcp:5601 tcp:5601. This will establish the connection between your mobile device and the running emulator. To confirm the connection has been fully established the Android Wear connector app should say
Connectedon the top left part of the mobile device's screen under
Using a file manager on the mobile device, install the
YOUR-MODULE-NAME-mobile-release.apkthat is located in the directory you copied the APKs to
This installation guide has been tested for Android Studio 0.8.1 using Macintosh OSX 10.9