You can debug your wearable over Bluetooth by routing its debug output to the
handheld device that's connected to your development machine.
Setup Devices for Debugging
- Enable USB debugging on the handheld:
- Open the Settings app and scroll to the bottom.
- If it doesn't have a Developer Options setting, tap About Phone
(or About Tablet), scroll to the bottom, and tap the build number 7 times.
- Go back and tap Developer Options.
- Enable USB debugging.
- Enable Bluetooth debugging on the wearable:
- Tap the home screen twice to bring up the Wear menu.
- Scroll to the bottom and tap Settings.
- Scroll to the bottom. If there's no Developer Options item, tap About,
and then tap the build number 7 times.
- Tap the Developer Options item.
- Enable Debug over Bluetooth.
Set Up a Debugging Session
- On the handheld, open the Android Wear companion app.
- Tap the menu on the top right and select Settings.
- Enable Debugging over Bluetooth. You should see a tiny status summary appear under the
- Connect the handheld to your machine over USB and run:
adb forward tcp:4444 localabstract:/adb-hub
adb connect localhost:4444
Note: You can use any available port that you have access to.
In the Android Wear companion app, you should see the status change to:
Debug Your App
Your wearable should show up as
To run any
command, use this format:
adb -s localhost:4444 <command>
If there are no other devices connected over TCP/IP (namely emulators), you can shorten the command
adb -e <command>
adb -e logcat
adb -e shell
adb -e bugreport