Wearable Widgets

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About this app

Widgets you can wear: Wearable Widgets creates a bridge from your phone to your smartwatch for the thousands of widgets available on Android. You don't need to wait for developers to support your watch; get your apps on your wrist now, in a format that the developer has already designed for compact use. Expand your smartwatch horizons!

NOTE: If you have any difficulties, please email us - do NOT just leave a complaint as a comment here. We can probably help with whatever issue you're having, but this is an app store, not a support forum.

And a few caveats, just to adjust your expectations:

• You MUST have a supported wearable device to use this app! In addition to Wear OS, some other devices will work to some extent. See below for device-specific info, or visit http://wearablewidgets.com/devices.html

• This free app supports unlimited usage of one widget at a time. Additional widgets can be unlocked by a small in-app purchase: please confirm that your favorite widgets are compatible with your watch before buying.

• Although you'll be viewing and interacting with widgets on your watch, this app is essentially just "screencasting" them: the widgets themselves are actually still running on your phone. This means that any actions that result from tapping on a widget will also occur on your phone. This is fundamental and isn't a "bug" that can be "fixed".

• Similarly, you’ll find that taps and swipes on your watch take a bit longer than when you interact directly with your phone – there’s some unavoidable lag in the connection between devices. Widgets will generally still be usable, just not quite as snappy.

• Some widgets lend themselves better than others to the screen of a watch. Please use common sense.

• There are also known compatibility issues with some specific widgets, including a few that don't update when your phone is asleep. This isn't a problem we can fix either - it's down to the developers of the widgets themselves - but you can find mitigation tips for all such issues at http://wearablewidgets.com/widgets.html

Using widgets on Wear OS

Wearable Widgets needs to be installed to both your phone and linked watch separately, as it is a full-fledged app on both devices. Start by tapping the big green Install button above; then, run the app on your phone, and you should be prompted to install it to your watch.

Once installed, there are several ways to use phone widgets on your watch:
➤ As a conventional app, from the launcher (from your watch face, press the watch’s crown or main hardware button).
➤ As a watch face - great for widgets that show the time!
➤ As complications in other, non-WW faces (2x2 and smaller widgets only).
➤ As a Tile alongside your watch face. Currently in beta: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.wearablewidgets

Lots more details and instructions at http://wearablewidgets.com/wear


Devices in this section are those for which we have developed Wearable Widgets support in the past, but are not currently working on, for a variety of reasons.

Tizen Gear
Samsung has stopped accepting updates to our Gear clients, so unfortunately we are unable to make any further improvements to our app on this platform. However, the watch apps still work, and are still available for most of these devices on the Samsung Gear app store; search for “Wearable Widgets” to install.

Sony SmartWatch 1 and 2
These two early smartwatches from Sony were replaced by the SW3, running Android Wear, so we have migrated our Sony support to Wear also. If you're still using an SW1 or SW2, you'll need an older version of our app to make it work; download it from http://bit.ly/WW61sw2

Google Glass™
Our Glass interface is still functional, but we stopped active development when Google discontinued Glass as a consumer product in early 2015. To use it, you'll need to sideload the WW Glassware; find the download at http://wearablewidgets.com/glass
Updated on
Jan 21, 2021

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Ratings and reviews

2.05K reviews
Christopher Beley
October 25, 2022
My hope was to stream the ButterflyMX door open widget to my Pixel Watch, but I wasn't having much luck. It'd occasionally work, but other times it'd do nothing (and with no error). I did try to allow it for unrestricted background usage, but that didn't seem to make a difference. It seems like the app may be effectively abandoned. If these things are fixed and work reliably, I'd be more than happy to both pay for the app and update my review.
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A Google user
November 5, 2018
Doesn't work as well as I hoped with Wink widgets. I bought this primarily so I can control my Wink setup. Watch is connected to the the phone but the app can't find the phone and keeps asking "phone nearby?" Or "failed to send tap". Additionally, the widgets take too long to load. I am sure the Wink widget is also problematic but the watch app seems quite flaky. On the plus side, any non-interactive widgets work just fine though they still take a while to show up. I would ask for my money back but am hopeful the developer will continue to work on this and improve the current poor experience on my Gear S3. Edit 11/3/2018: The app has become better with time so I have increased my rating to four stars but I do have a concern. My Galaxy Note 8 is reporting that the app has tried to use the screenshot capability. Would the developer please explain why the app would do that? Edit: 11/5/2018; Thank you for responding to my concern about the screenshot capability.
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Udekowski LLC
November 5, 2018
The screenshot message from Samsung is basically because Wearable Widgets works by screencasting widgets from your phone to your watch. In other words, "screen capture" of widgets is SPECIFICALLY what this app does!
Kays Kadar
July 3, 2022
This is the app that made owning a smartwatch worth it. When I'm outside, I like to listen to audiobooks, music and TV shows, and I use a different app for each. What really bothered me was that I couldn't switch from the audiobook app, to the music app, to the VLC media player app from my watch, without having to take the phone out from my pocket. But now, with this app, I have a widget from each of these media players on my watch, and I can switch between them to my heart's content!
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What's new

Phone app:
• Add tiered pricing
• Add actions to ongoing notification
• Update Samsung watch interface
• Reduce memory use
• Improve widget sizing grid
• Discontinue support for Android 4.0 - 4.2

Wear OS app:
• Tiles! (experimental)
• Add Settings to long-press "menu" in main app
• New watch face options: time display, button nav
• Display time above widget
• Buttons to switch between widgets
• Make popups less intrusive when action relayed to phone
• Discontinue support for Wear 1.x