Connection Issues to Watch

Hey Guys, i bought my first smartwatch (GW5) and i’m happily trying around with WFS to creat my own watch face. Right now i have problems connecting my watch. I’ve checked quite a lot of “solutions” however it didnt work for me.

My Computer only has LAN but is in the same network as my watch which is obviously connected via WiFi. However, if i click “Run on device” in WFS there is no watch and also if i type in the IP adress of my watch i doesnt find it. Debugging via WiFi is of course enabled on my watch but i cant seem to find a way to make it work. Could it be perhaps that my PC is connected via LAN? What would be alternatives? Creating a “local” apk which i then install on my clock? Would that be a possibility somehow?

Sorry for my likely stupid question but im fairly new and quite struggeling…

Best, Oli

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It works well on my watch.
Here is the step:

  1. Using Guideline connection (? icon on Run on device pop-up) to turn on Developer mode and enable 'Debugging via WiFi)
  2. Watch and PC connect to same router (PC: LAN & watch: wifi)
  3. Tap on wifi name on Watch > > Find IP address
  4. Watch Face Studio > Run on device > + icon > Input IP > OK (Check allow pop-up on your watch > accept)
    that’s all.

In my personal experience when the computer is connected by ethernet even to the same network it doesn’t always connect to the WiFi for debugging. I could not even have the ethernet plugged even though I am connected by WiFi. I think it has to do with the router as I know others are successful.

Try this to connect to the watch if it fails then it is because you aren’t connected by WiFi on your computer

On your watch
Enable ADB debugging
Enable WiFi debugging it will initially say not available then it will pop up a connection and have the IP address followed by .5555 (the .5555 is the port)

Using File manager copy the address where you installed adb by default
(copy the address as text from file manger using right click on the address bar)
Open a command prompt
navigate to the folder address
cd C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Programs\WatchFaceStudio\tools\window
Then type
adb connect 192.168.x.x:5555 (where 192.168.x.x is your watch’s IP address).
It may take a minute to connect or give a failure response
If you get a rejected error or something check your watch debugger settings.
Try in developer options to revoked permissions and force new acceptance. do the connect again.

If you connect with that you should be all set to go from WFS run on device. If you can’t install it may be that your keystore.jks file isn’t right.

In the US you can buy a USB WiFi receiver for less than $20 You might have to use that. Again you might have to unplug the ethernet.

Hope this helps.

Samsung Developer Relations

I think the Samsung Galaxy watches block Bluetooth debugging. As the instructions for bluetooth debugging won’t work on Samsung watches.

I had same problem. Today i Uninstalled and than installed just new Windows 10. After that everything is working