If you’ve run this search “how to pair a smartwatch with an android phone,” then we assume you just got a smartwatch. So, first off, congratulations on your new smartwatch.
Smartwatches were introduced to the market nearly a decade ago. However, though it’s only been a relatively short time, it already seems like we can’t do without them as they have become so integrated into our lives, changing our lifestyles drastically from what it used to be.
And as technology advances, more brands are getting into the smartwatch space. Now, it seems like such a long time since the first Pebble smartwatch.
That said, when it comes to functionalities, smartwatches are very similar to smartphones, coming with mobile apps and being able to connect to Bluetooth as well as Wi-Fi. Smartwatches are also able to carry out sundry functions such as receiving and making calls, receiving and sending messages, playing media, and a host of other functions.
To enjoy some of these functions, however, it is important to be able to pair your smartwatch with your phone. In a similar article, we showed you how to pair a smartwatch with an iPhone, you can click here to read that. In this article though, we will show you how to pair a smartwatch with an android phone. We will walk you through these steps and also furnish you with other bits of information that can make your smartwatch more useful and more fun for you.
How To Pair A Smartwatch With An Android Phone
There are several methods by which you can pair a smartwatch with an android phone. Thankfully, these methods are straightforward and easy to follow. Just take the following steps:
1. Pairing Through Bluetooth
Step 1: Turn On Bluetooth On Your Phone
First, off you’d have to turn on Bluetooth on your android device. This is the connection through which your smartwatch will pair with your android phone. Turn it on following the steps below:
1. Go to your settings or tap on the gear icon on your notification panel.
2. Navigate through Wireless and Networks until you get to Bluetooth.
3. When you get to Bluetooth, tap on the toggle button beside it. This will turn your Bluetooth on.
Step 2: Make Your Phone Discoverable
The next step you’d have to take is to make your phone visible so that other devices can find it and connect to it. You do this by turning discoverable mode on simply by tapping Make Device Discoverable. Afterward, tap on “OK” on the same Bluetooth screen. Your phone is now discoverable.
Step 3: Turn On Your Smartwatch
Put on your smartwatch by long-pressing the power button until the device comes on. After this, the pairing screen will appear with the phone and watch icons on it.
Step 4: Pair The Smartwatch With The Android Phone
In this step, the pairing proper occurs. Follow the steps outlined below to get that done.
1. Go to your phone and head to the Bluetooth screen.
2. With the Bluetooth turned on, tap on Search for Devices or Scan Devices. You should find these at the bottom of your phone’s screen.
3. On the list of devices scanned, you should see your smartwatch. Select it by tapping on it.
4. When you do this, you will see a new screen different from your Bluetooth screen. On this screen, a code will pop up, ensure that the code matches the one displayed on your android phone. After this, you’d have to click on Pair so that your phone and smartwatch can connect.
5. Congratulations, your phone and smartwatch are now successfully paired.
PS: You want to ensure that your devices are at close range in order to ensure a successful connection. Also, getting third-party apps like Smart Connect can help you utilize the functionalities of your watch more fully.
Check out this video below for a visual demonstration.
2. Pairing Through SpeedUp Smartwatch
This is another method with which you can pair your smartwatch and your android phone. Simply download your app and go on with the following steps.
Step 1: Download The SpeedUp Smartwatch Up And Install
First, download the SpeedUp Smartwatch app as we have said. You’ll get this on your Google Play Store. Simply search for the app and then click install. You can also download the app by going through their website.
Step 2: Turn On Your Bluetooth
Turn Bluetooth on on your phone like we showed you in the first step of the first method.
Step 3: Make Your Phone Discoverable
Now, make your phone discoverable by turning discoverable mode on. If you don’t know how to do that, follow step 2 in the former method we talked about.
Step 4: Launch The SpeedUp Smartwatch App
Launch the SpeedUp Smartwatch App on your phone by following the on-screen instructions. Then search for the name of your smartwatch on the list of devices and proceed with pairing.
Step 5: Pair the SpeedUp Smartwatch With Your Android Phone
Follow the steps outlined below to pair your device to your android phone:
1. Make sure Bluetooth is on on your android phone.
2. Open your SpeedUp Smartwatch App on your android phone. Tap on Search Smartwatch to search for your phone and tap on Bond when you find your Bluetooth name.
3. After this, you should get a pairing message. Tap Pair on your smartwatch and tap Pair on your android phone.
4. When you’ve done the above, both devices should pair, although this might take a short time. To confirm, you might want to tap on Send Notification on your phone so that it will vibrate after the pairing to show that the connection was successful.
Pairing Through Smart Connect For Sony Smartwatches
Step 1: Get The Smart Connect App
Smart Connect is the app used to sync Sony smartwatches to android phones. You can download this app for free on your Google Play Store.
Simply go to your Play Store, search for the app, download it and then install it.
Step 2: Turn On Bluetooth On Your Android Phone
Go to Settings on your android phone and navigate your way to Wireless and Networks. Get to Bluetooth and tap on the toggle switch beside it to turn on Bluetooth.
Step 3: Make Your Android Phone Discoverable
Tap on Make Device Discoverable after turning on Bluetooth and then tap on OK on the Bluetooth screen.
Step 4: Turn On Your Smartwatch
Simply long-press the power button on your smartwatch until you see the pairing screen on your smartwatch with the watch and phone icons on it.
Step 5: Pair Your Smartwatch With Your Android Phone
Tap Search for Bluetooth Devices on your android phone. Select your smartwatch when you see it. After this, you should find a new screen with a code displayed on it.
Ensure that the code matches what you have on your smartwatch and then accept the pairing by tapping the check mark on your smartwatch.
On your android phone, tap Pair, and your devices should be synced.
Step 6: Launch Your Smart Connect App
Look for the Smart Connect on your home screen. It’s the icon that looks lie a mobile phone with a blue S on top of it.
Step 7: Turn On Smartwatch Connection
When you launch your Smart Connect App, you should see a smartwatch symbol as well as an Enable/Disable button below it. Tap Enable and your smartwatch should begin syncing with your android phone.
Here’s a video that gives a visual demonstration of how to pair a Sony smartwatch with an android phone.
How To Pair Your Samsung Smartwatch With An Android Phone
In order to enjoy all the benefits of your Samsung smartwatch, you’d have to pair your smartwatch with your android phone via the Samsung Wearable app. Once this is done, you can even sync data between both devices. Data such as your health and fitness information.
The Samsung smartwatch is pairable with all android phones as long as they run an Android 5.0 at least. However, expectedly, non-Samsung phones will not be as compatible with the Samsung smartwatch as Samsung phones.
Also, please note that even if you get your Samsung smartwatch to pair with your iPhone, apps such as Email and Samsung Pay will be unavailable.
Now, to connect your smartwatch to your Samsung or any other android phone.
Step 1: Turn On Bluetooth
Turn on Bluetooth on on your Samsung phone.
Step 2: Download The Galaxy Wearable App
The Galaxy Wearable app is what you’ll use to connect your smartwatch to your Samsung phone or any other compatible android phone. With the Galaxy Wearable App, you’ll be able to manage your watch features as well as monitor them.
But first, you’d have to download the app from your Google Play Store. Simply search for the app on Play Store and download it. After that, make sure to install it afterward.
Step 3: Launch The App
Launch the app on your phone and tap Get Started. When you do that, select your smartwatch, and afterward, follow the prompts as they appear on your screen until the setup is complete.
If you wish to connect another device, tap Menu on the left side of the screen. Next, tap Add New Device, then select your second smartwatch.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll be able to switch between the two smartwatches as you like.
Pairing Through Wear OS App
Step 1: Turn On Bluetooth
Go to your android phone and turn on Bluetooth. But be sure that your smartwatch and your android phone are compatible.
Step 2: Download Wear OS by Google
Go to your Google Play Store on your android phone and download the Wear OS app. You can also get it through their website as well.
Step 3: Turn On Your Smartwatch
Long-press the power button on your smartwatch to turn on your smartwatch.
Step 4: Launch The Wear OS App
Launch the Wear OS app on your android phone and tap Set It Up and then follow the instructions as they appear on your phone. You will then select your language and tap to accept the terms of service.
Step 5: Pair Your Smartwatch With Your Android Phone
Still on your android phone, follow the instructions as they appear on your screen until you find the name of your smartwatch. Tap on it and a code will appear both on your android phone and on your smartwatch.
If the codes are the same on both devices, tap Pair on your phone and the check mark on your smartwatch and wait for your devices to pair. This usually takes a short while so be a little patient.
When your smartwatch and android phone pair successfully, you should find the word “Connected” on your Wear OS app. If it doesn’t, you’ll see the Disconnected.
How To Pair Your Smartwatch With A New Android Phone
Your phone will only be able to pair with one phone at a time. If you want to use a different phone, you’d have to disconnect the first phone that your smartwatch paired with. Don’t forget that when you tap Reset to Factory Settings on your smartwatch, everything about your smartwatch is totally erased. This includes all your settings, data, and apps.
Take the following steps to connect your smartwatch with a new android phone.
Step 1: Disconnect And Reset Your Smartwatch
Go to your smartwatch and tap Settings. From there, navigate to Systems and then tap Disconnect and Reset. When your smartwatch resets, follow the instructions on your screen as they appear.
Step 2: Open The Wear OS App
Open the Wear OS app on your phone and tap Set It Up. Follow the instructions as they appear on your phone until you see the name of your smartwatch. Tap on it. You should see a code on your smartwatch and your android phone. Follow the steps as we advised in the previous method.
How To Pair Another Smartwatch With Your Android Phone
This one is very easy. Simply open the Wear OS app on your phone. Next to the currently connected smartwatch’s name, you’ll see a drop-down arrow. Tap on it, and you’ll see Add a New Watch. Tap on it and follow the instructions as you find them on your screen to finish the process.