Using Todoist for Wear OS

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What is Todoist for Wear OS?

Todoist for Wear OS gives you full control of Todoist right from your watch. You can add new tasks, check and complete your tasks, set custom complications and more.

Getting started

First off, get Todoist on your watch:

  1. Open the Google Play Store on your watch.
  2. Search for Todoist and tap it when you find it.
  3. Tap Install.
  4. Sign in with your phone account, your Google account or your Todoist email and password.
Unlike the previous version of Todoist for Android Wear, you won’t have to sync Todoist for Wear OS with your phone. It’s a fully standalone app.

Checking in on your tasks and navigating

You can browse through views like Today, Inbox as well as look at any favorite project, label or filter in Todoist Wear OS. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Todoist app on your watch.
  2. You’ll see the Next 7 Days view by default, and you can scroll down to see which tasks you have on your plate.
  3. Scroll to the top and pull down from the top to open list of available views.
  4. Scroll left or right to find the view you’re looking for like Today, Inbox or your favorite project, label or filter.
  5. Drag up to open the view. Scroll down to view the tasks.

Add a task

Have a new task to add? Just tell your wrist about it. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Todoist app on your watch.
  2. Tap the + button at the bottom of the watch.
  3. You can speak or type (not available on all watches) your task name.
    • Your watch will recognize dates, too, so you can say things like today, next Saturday or May 31.

Schedule or reschedule a task

If you need to add a due date or change the existing due date, here's how:

  1. Open the Todoist app on your watch.
  2. Open the view containing the task you want to reschedule.
  3. Tap on the task you’d like to reschedule.
  4. Scroll down and tap Schedule.
  5. You can speak or type (not available on all watches) the new date, or tap the shortcuts like Tomorrow, Next week and Postpone.

Complete a task

Complete a task on your watch with a tap:

  1. Open the Todoist app on your watch.
  2. Open the view containing the task you want to complete.
  3. Tap on the circle to the left of the task you’d like to complete.

Keep your task list visible and save battery with ambient mode

Use ambient mode to keep your task list visible on your watch while you do a task like grocery shopping. By turning it on, your task list will stay visible and you’ll save battery as your task list turns black and white:

  1. Turn on ambient mode by putting your palm over the top of the screen.

 

Enjoy themes on your watch

Add a pop of color to your wrist by using themes for Todoist.

  1. You can’t change themes on your watch, but change your theme on any other platform and it’ll automatically update on your watch so you can stay coordinated.

Use Todoist complications on your watch face

Stay updated with Todoist at a glance by using any of the five available watch complications:

  • The Daily goal complication shows your progress towards your daily task goal with a circular progress bar around the number (the exact visual can vary from watchface to watchface).
  • The Weekly goal complication shows your progress towards your weekly task goal with a circular progress bar around the number (the exact visual can vary from watchface to watchface).
  • The Daily progress complication shows you how many tasks you’ve completed today out of all the tasks due. The progress is shown with a circular progress bar around the number (the exact visual can vary from watchface to watchface).
  • The Day summary complication shows you your next task due for the day, and how many more tasks you have to complete today.
  • The shortcut complication is simply a shortcut you can tap to open Todoist from your watch face.
Need help setting up your watch complications? Here are some instructions from Android Authority