Android Wear stopwatch

Using the stopwatch in Android Wear is dead simple once you find it

There's a simple stopwatch feature built into every Android Wear device — that includes the Samsung Gear Live, Moto 360 and LG G Watch — that let's you time just about anything. It's accurate (compared to "official" timers at the local drag strip) and has a no-nonsense interface. If you need to time any single event, it will do exactly what you need it to do.

Let's take a look at where to find it and how to use it.

While the "stock" stopwatch on Android Wear is pretty basic — the lack of a lap timer is a bit of a drag — you have a second option on the Samsung Gear Live. Samsung has bundled their own heart-rate monitor and stopwatch app into the Gear Live, and their stopwatch does include a basic lap timer. By default, your Gear Live will use Samsung's stopwatch (and it's the one we would choose ourselves) but you can change this in the Android Wear companion app on your phone. Otherwise, the function is basically the same.

Gear Live stopwatch

Now you're ready to time events from your wrist! We're curious if the Moto 360 will bring anything new, and we're waiting for a developer to build a great stopwatch app for Android Wear, but for now, this will work just fine.


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How to use Android Wear as a stopwatch


manual for Android Wear: swype 100x times and select :)
Google will be surprised why Wear is used mostly for time and date :)
it happens when limited iDesigners get in charge

they keep talking about the 360 to keep the article current when they do release it in a month or so... so they dont have to rewrite a dozen or so articles or answer a hundred times, when people ask "does that work on the 360?" when it comes out...

We just launched a new app that works in tandem with Wear Mini Launcher to easily launch the native stopwatch! We get so much use out of our stopwatch that we created it personally for ourselves at first, and decided to package it up and release for free

The VisualCandyApps team