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page.title=Adding Wearable Features to Notifications
page.tags=notifications, wear
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<h2>Dependencies and prerequisites</h2>
<li>Android 4.3 (API Level 18) or higher on the handset device</li>
<li>An Android Wear device or Wear AVD</li>
<li><a href="{@docRoot}tools/support-library/features.html#v4">The Android v4 support library
(or v13, which includes v4)</li>
<h2>You should also read</h2>
<li><a href="{@docRoot}design/wear/index.html">Android Wear Design Principles</a></li>
<p>When an Android handheld (phone or tablet) and Android wearable are connected, the handheld
automatically shares notifications with the wearable. On the wearable, each
notification appears as a new card in the <a href="{@docRoot}design/wear/index.html"
>context stream</a>.</p>
<p>However, to give users the best experience, you should add wearable-specific functionality to the
notifications you already create. The following lessons show you how to
create notifications that are catered for handhelds and wearables at the same time.
<img src="{@docRoot}wear/images/notification_phone@2x.png" width="700" height="265" />
<p class="caption"><b>Figure 1.</b> The same notification displayed on a handheld and wearable.</p>
<dt><a href="{@docRoot}training/wearables/notifications/creating.html">Creating a notification</a></dt>
<dd>Learn how to create notifications with wearable features with the Android support library.</dd>
<dt><a href="{@docRoot}training/wearables/notifications/voice-input.html">Receiving Voice Input
in a Notification</a></dt>
<dd>Learn how to add an action to a wearable notification that receives voice input from users and delivers
the transcribed message to your handset app.</dd>
<dt><a href="{@docRoot}training/wearables/notifications/pages.html">Adding Pages to a Notification</a></dt>
<dd>Learn how to add additional pages of information that are visible when the user
swipes to the left.</dd>
<dt><a href="{@docRoot}training/wearables/notifications/stacks.html">Stacking Notifications</a></dt>
<dd>Learn how to place all similar notifications from your app in a stack, allowing users to view
each notification individually without adding multiple cards to the card stream.</dd>