How to set an alarm on Android Wear 2.0

Buzz! Buzz! That's the sound a smartwatch makes as it's buzzing you awake. You can set up your Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch to do the same by following these directions. Take note these directions only apply to the smartwatch, and not your Android smartphone. You'll have to set that alarm separately.

How to set an alarm with a Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch

  1. In the app launcher, select Alarm.
  2. Tap New Alarm.
  3. Move the hands around the dial to select your preferred time.
  4. Tap on the checkmark to approve.
  5. Tap once more.

Sleep tight!

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  • Are alarms no longer synced between watch and phone, or is this just a way to set an unsynced alarm?
  • Good question. It seems like it would be better to sync the two. I was under the impression the style had no speaker. I'm guessing this is just a vibrating alarm on that one.
  • AFAIK, the Style doesn't have a speaker, but the article title implies this is across all Android Wear 2.0 devices. I usually go with "OK Google, wake me up at 6am" which then sets the alarm on my phone, which makes both the phone and watch go off. I have set alarms that were only on the watch before, maybe it was through this method?
  • On my old watch it was just "OK Google. Set an alarm for 8:05 AM." Will this not work anymore?
  • It's taken a step backwards in AW 2.0. I used to do the same thing and it would show a timer to cancel the settings G of the alarm and if not canceled would set the alarm. On my Huawei watch after 2.0, if I say wake me up in an hour, I get two buttons OK and Cancel and I have to then select OK to set the alarm. That's one more unnecessary step on a watch device which is not good if you were say driving and attempting to set an alarm 30 mins from now.
  • When is 2.0 coming ?
  • Hello, I just signed the petition, "SONY: Wear 2.0 on Sony SW3." I think this is important. Will you sign it too? Here's the link: Thanks, Leland
  • Doesn't OK Google still work?
  • A little off topic, but does anyone know how to shorten or weaken the vibration of an alert, specifically on the 2nd gen Moto 360? Would prefer, if possible, for just a quick split second vibration. More of a tap on the wrist then the full on "bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" that it does now (it's loud, too long and is quite strong).