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Android Wear Development

Free Course

Extend your Apps to Android Smartwatches

Related Nanodegree Program

Android Kotlin Developer

In collaboration with
  • Google

About this course

This course is deprecated.

Extending your app to Android Wear smart watches allows you to reach your users wherever and whenever they'd want or need your app. As you'll learn in this course, you can take your existing Android development experience and apply it to developing for Android Wear. This course will take you through getting started, application structure, and information sharing between the wearable and the companion phone or the cloud. We'll also give you the knowledge necessary for designing great user experiences for wearables including how to take advantage of the always-on display of Android Wear devices.

This course is part of the Ubiquitous Computing series. Designed as standalone short courses, you can take any course on its own, or take them all!

What you will learn

  1. Introduction
    • Overview of the course structure and goals
    • Introduction to the sample app.
  2. Wearables
    • Notification sync
    • Watch app
    • Watch face

Prerequisites and requirements

To get the most out of this course, you should have prior experience developing Android apps. If you lack this experience, please take Developing Android Apps prior to enrolling in this one.

To follow along with course activities, you must have access to the latest release of Android Studio.

We share code through Github, so you must be familiar with using Github to access code. Take our course on Using Git and Github if you lack this background.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why take this course?

If you're already an Android developer, you're only a few steps away from being able to use your existing development experience to reach your users wherever or whenever they want or need your app. Take this course to learn how easy it is to extend your existing app to Android Wear smart watches.

Learn with the best.

  • Wayne Piekarski
    Wayne Piekarski


  • Joshua Gordon
    Joshua Gordon


  • James Williams
    James Williams


  • Timothy Jordan
    Timothy Jordan