Creating wearable apps for 
Wear OS
 devices

You can use the 
BlackBerry Dynamics Wearable Framework
 that is packaged with the SDK to create secure wearable solutions for Wear OS devices. You can leverage the following features and functionality for your custom wearable apps:
  • User authentication
  • Secure data storage
  • Secure data exchange with 
    BlackBerry Dynamics
     apps on handheld devices
  • Secure command exchange with 
    BlackBerry Dynamics
     apps on handheld devices (for example, to display an alert on the wearable device)
A wearable app is a component of a 
BlackBerry Dynamics
 app that is installed on a handheld device. Once the handheld app is installed, the wearable app can be installed on a paired Wear OS device. The wearable app can only activate and authenticate the user through the handheld 
BlackBerry Dynamics
 app. 
For more information about the 
BlackBerry Dynamics Wearable Framework
, including platform requirements and programming and activation details, see the BlackBerry Dynamics Wearable Framework appendix in the API reference.
Your organization's administrator can access settings in the 
BlackBerry UEM
 or standalone 
Good Control
 management console to permit or disallow the activation of wearable apps, to configure a timeout that locks a wearable app after it is disconnected from a handheld device for a certain amount of time, and to configure authentication options.
The 
BlackBerry Dynamics SDK
 includes a wearable framework secure store sample app that you can use as a starting point. The sample app also demonstrates the necessary build configuration.
For more information about developing with the 
BlackBerry Dynamics Wearable Framework
, you can watch any of the following video tutorials: