[How-To] Take screenshot of Android Wear device

During Google I/O 2014, Sundar Pichai announced the launch of two devices, that millions of people would be wearing in their wrists. And the devices were given away at IO for the attendees. We have our own device now at Skcript, and we love it.

Just like any other Android device, you can’t easily take a screenshot of the device. The Android Wear devices contain only one button, that is used to power on and access the settings menu easily. But then, that’s not the end of the world. There is a very simple and efficient way to take a screenshot of your Android Wear. Let us show you how:

Before performing this action, make sure that the Android Developer SDK and ADB has been installed on your computer. Once you confirm that, open any Terminal (or the Command Prompt), and type the following command:

adb shell screencap -p /sdcard/DCIM/screenshots/screenshot1.png

Please remember to change the file name for the screen capture before performing this action multiple times. This will help you organize the screenshots well.

The above command will just capture a screenshot, and will save it to itself. But to transfer the files to your computer, just execute the following command:

adb pull /sdcard/screenshot.png

We are coming up with a repository of Android Wear tutorials. Stay tuned to this channel: WearCast

  • ahmed jan

    or you can use android device monitor which has a much simpler method plus a UI to interact with

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