Once you’ve scanned all your bar codes, open each card you want to use, and take a screenshot. On most Android phones, you can do this by pressing and holding the power volume down or the home button. Your phone should make a sound and show a notification if you’ve taken the screenshot successfully.

Cropping Down to Smartwatch Size

Next, crop each screenshot so the loyalty card displays appropriately on the smartwatch. This requires some precision, so this is where Aviary comes in. With your screenshot open in Aviary, hit the Crop button at the bottom of the screen, then hit Square. Drag the corners of the cropping tool, so it spans the entire width of the screenshot. Here’s the critical part. Look closely at the cropping tool; you’ll see that it shows a 3-by-3 grid divided by gray lines. Position the tool so the second gray line from the top lines up with the bottom of the bar code. This will ensure that the bar code appears without obstruction on your smartwatch screen. Tap Apply in the top-right corner, then tap Done to save the image.


We’ve only tested these cropping techniques with Samsung’s Gear and the LG G Watch. It’s possible that other upcoming watches, like Motorola’s round-faced Moto 360, may require some tweaks. Now you’re ready to load the image into Keep. From the main section of the Keep app. Press the camera icon, tap Choose an image, then select the cropped bar code you just created. For the title of the note, enter the name of the business. You can leave the body of the note blank. Finally, tap the Remind me button at the bottom of the note. By default, Keep creates a time-based reminder, but you’ll want to change it to a location-based reminder. Hence, the card pops up automatically when you arrive at a retailer. Press the clock icon, and select Location reminder. Keep will prompt you to type a location. You can enter the exact address or write the business’s name along with the neighborhood or street name. Keep is usually smart enough to suggest the correct location. Your reminder will be saved as soon as you exit the note or the app. You’ll have to repeat this process for each loyalty card you want to use. Because each Keep note can only remind you at a single location. You can create multiple location-based reminders for the same business if you regularly visit different branches.

Scanning at the Store

Once you’ve set things up, using your loyalty cards requires hardly any effort. Just go to the place of a business. You should feel your wrist vibrate by the time you get to the entrance. The company’s name should appear as a notification at the bottom of your smartwatch screen. From here, you can swipe up to bring the loyalty card into view. You may also want to set the watch’s brightness to a high level. To ensure the card scanner can read the screen.                                                                             Swipe the notification up to see the image note with the barcode. If the vendor has the capability. You can have the cashier scan the bar code on your smartwatch screen to receive loyalty benefits. There’s just one other thing to remember. After you’ve scanned your card, and left the store. Swipe to the left on the notification and hit the Next Time button. This will ensure that the card will appear again on your next visit.


If you neglect this step or dismiss the note prematurely. You can always open the Keep app on your phone and tap on the Reminded text at the bottom. This will reset the location reminder, so you’ll get it again next time. With any luck, this trick will eventually become obsolete as apps like Google Wallet and Starbucks. Include their own Android wear integration. As well as this trick works. The whole point of Android wear is that it doesn’t need a lot of setups. Until that happens, you can pretend that your watch performed a magic trick and impress bewildered store clerks and baristas. Tip of the day, what to do next? Store each of your Loyalty Cards on your Android Wear. Then you don’t have to carry each card in your pocket.