How to pair a Bluetooth accessory with Android Wear

Once you've loaded music onto your watch, you need to pair a Bluetooth headset to it for playback.

Jason Cipriani Contributing Writer, ZDNet
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Transferring music from your Android device to your Android Wear watch is a simple process, as we pointed out earlier. But once you get music on the watch, you'll need to have a Bluetooth headset, speaker or headphones paired to the watch.

Pairing another Bluetooth device with your watch is easy, taking just a few minutes of your time and little tech know-how.

Top row: Settings on Android Wear to add a Bluetooth device. Bottom row: Playback controls and music selection. Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

  • Before you begin on your watch, put the Bluetooth headphones into pairing mode.
  • Once that's done, launch Settings on your watch.
  • Find and tap on Bluetooth Devices from the Settings menu.

Your watch will begin looking for available devices. When your device's name is present, tap on it and follow any necessary prompts to complete the pairing process.

Now when you want to listen to music, you can launch the Play Music app on your watch by saying "Start Play Music" or navigating to it through the watch's menu. You can then select and control playback of the music stored directly on your watch.