Android Wear is receiving one of its major updates in the next days to 5.0 with a lot of goodies in tow, like official support for custom watch faces, undoing for notification dismissal, and more. The app counterpart on Android devices is getting updated too to keep up with these new features, and that new version is starting to roll out now.

What's New?

The update bumps Android Wear (the app, not the software running on your watch) to 1.0.5 and doesn't seem to bring much beside a spiffy interface update to a more Material look. That means less black, more white, cleaner fonts, some bold, and a nicer Settings icon.

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Unfortunately, until our watches get updated to 5.0, we don't have much else to look at. But when that happens, this Android counterpart should supposedly start showing battery usage per app. We got the apk for you below so you have something else to do besides continuously tapping the About / System Updates button on your watch.

Update: This companion app should also soon support choosing your custom watch face, like in the screenshot below.


This was taken from the DevBytes video explaining the implementation of custom watch faces on Android Wear:


The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.

File name:

Version: (Android 4.3+)

MD5: 2b390d3e5958e1104138b7528b4d84d7.