Make sure your phone is never lost again with Wear Aware

Wear Aware is here to save those of us who constantly are losing our phones. Whether it's putting down your phone and walking away, leaving it in the car and heading into the house, or forgetting you put it down in public, nobody likes the feeling of not being able to find their phone. That's where Wear Aware comes in, it's here to make sure you never walk away from your phone — and it doesn't walk away from you.

The Android Wear app works in two basic ways. If you start to walk away from your phone, your smart watch will vibrate to let you know. There is a snooze option, so your watch won't constantly harass you if you're walking around while your phone is on the charger.

This app helps to make sure your phone doesn't wander away without you.

It also works as a phone finding app. If you can't seem to find your phone, you can open the app on your smart watch and it will set off an alarm on your phone. You have options about that alarm that you can access from your phone to make sure it works the way you need it to.

The volume of the alarm can be set at low, medium, or high — which will ignore theater and silent mode.You also have access to the ring tone that will play when the alarm goes off.

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Like we said, it's a simple and fairly bare app. That's because it doesn't need anything else added in to really be helpful, and for a free app what more could you ask for? Hopefully you've never had your phone stolen, or walked away from it at a restaurant table, either way this app loaded on your smart watch can make sure that never happens again. It keeps you aware, and in a world where so much of our lives are contained on a phone, losing your phone can be just as stressful as losing your wallet. There's sensitive information on these phones of ours, and this app helps to make sure yours doesn't wander away without you.

Jen is a staff writer who spends her time researching the products you didn't know you needed. She's also a fantasy novelist and has a serious Civ VI addiction. You can follow her on Twitter.

16 Comments
  • Does this affect the battery life? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Don't think so. It is just an app that triggers loud sound when certain bluetooth devices are disconnected. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Battery life no issue, but if you read comments on play store, you will see the one thing that the developer needs to add, a repeating notification that can't be missed. One little buzz is all we get now, and it's only one time. Need it to be an urgent notification or something that won't be missed. Also would be great if the phone could find the watch if needed... if you can lose your phone, you could also lose your wear device! I'd pay for the increased functionality and security....
  • Open the phone app, and change the alert level to medium. It makes the watch buzz 9 times (3 groups of 3 buzzes each). High alert will also override theater mode.
  • I use pear, does a good job for me. when get to far buzzes like crazy. saved me a few times. https://www.androidcentral.com/e?link=https2F2F... Posted via AC app on my X 14
  • Mini launcher has this built in.
    No need Posted via My G2
  • HTC Fetch. ;) Posted via the Android Central App
  • I've had cellphones since they were only black & green 1 line screens and have never lost one. Nor will I ever.. I'm kind of attached to my phone, it'll be like forgetting my leg lol.
  • I'm with you on that. The only phone out of dozens that I've had that was lost was a cheap flip phone for work. Left it on a desk and someone else picked it up. Got it back the next week. However, with more expensive phones there's the risk of it being "borrowed". In those situations, I will use the HTC Fetch. If I'm on a date with more than one girl, I can hit the button on the Fetch and see which one of them has it. I don't mind them being playful, but you don't play with my phone! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wear pebble finder is a good alternative to this. And its a two way locator Posted via the Android Central App
  • I don't use an app for this, but my Pebble vibrates for about a second when it loses Bluetooth connection to its paired phone. It's saved me from leaving my phone several times. Posted via the Android Central App
  • My plain Jane Samsung Gear 2 Neo does this. If I walk out of BT range, the watch vibrates when it disconnects. That has helped me several times, when I didn't realize I had set down the phone and walked off.
    The Neo has an on-board FIND MY PHONE app, that will make the phone sing, when it's lost under the mound of hotel duvet.
    I just assumed all smart watches had such standard "features". Posted via the Android Central App
  • It would be nice if this was a built in feature.
  • I need an app that let me find my phone using Google maps in my wear.
  • I think I need an Android Ware watch just for this feature. I usually just loose it in the house or leave it in the car but last week I left it at the bank which I don't usually do that type of thing. Android Device Manager has saved me many times.
  • This app keeps hanging so is unreliable