Wear OS for Developers Training Course


21 hours (usually 3 days including breaks)


  • Knowledge of Java, C, or C++ programming languages
  • Experience with Android application development


  • Developers


Wear OS (formerly known as Android Wear) is an open-source operating system developed by Google for smartwatches and wearables. Wear OS enables developers to design, build, and distribute feature-rich and interactive apps for wearables.

This instructor-led, live training (online or onsite) is aimed at developers who wish to install, set up, and customize Wear OS development using Android Studio to build apps for smartwatches and wearables.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Create a Wear OS project to build powerful and interactive apps for wearables.
  • Configure notifications, user input, and overlays to create efficient and optimized apps.
  • Learn Wear OS design principles to create smooth running and visually stunning apps.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.

Course Outline


Overview of Wear OS Features and Architecture

Getting Started with Wear OS

Building a Wear OS App

Creating a Wear OS Project

Deploying Wear OS App to Watch

Debugging Wear OS App

Working with Overlays in Wear OS

Setting Up Notifications

Handling Data, Sync, Network, and Location

Assigning Functions to Physical Buttons

Configuring Input Methods

Designing Watch Faces

Using Wear OS Health Services

Exploring Wear OS Design Principles

Testing the Wear OS App Quality

Distributing App to Wear OS


Summary and Conclusion

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