Sometimes you want to show off a new watch face, or a new app you installed on your smartwatch. I know that since I got my Moto 360 there have been times when I needed – more like, really wanted – to share my current favorite watch face with someone. Seeing that there are just a handful of real world uses for smartwatches, when this happens you should have a simple way to take a screenshot on your watch.

The obvious solution is to take a photo with your phone, since you will probably have both the phone and smartwatch at hand (no pun intended). But if you can’t, here’s how you take screenshots on an Android Wear watch:

How to take screenshots on an Android Wear watch

The whole process is relatively simple and you can do it in under a minute. Here’s a full rundown:

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screenshot process

The quick and easy way to take a screenshot on your smartwatch.

First, open up the Android Wear app. At the top right of the screen you will see a menu button – tap on it, then select “Take wearable screenshot”. This will send a screenshot request to your smartwatch, and just a couple of seconds later you will see a notification telling you that your wearable screenshot is finished, and tapping on that notification will open up sharing options. You can share the photo directly in the app you want to use it in (so you can deliver it straight to Hangouts if you plan on showing off your watch face), or save it on Google Photos.

wear screenshot

How the screenshot looks like when saved.

And that’s it! I found myself using this feature a lot since getting the 500px watch face (it’s installed automatically when you get the 500px app).

What do you prefer, taking a screenshot from the Android Wear app or taking a photo of your watch directly?

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