I have a cheap Android Wear watch that I just want to use as a watch with customized faces. That's it. I don't want to get my mail on the watch, I don't want to use it as a fitness tracker, I don't want to make or answer phone calls with hand gestures, etc - I just want to use it as a watch, enjoy the watch faces that come with Android Wear, enjoy the custom watch faces that others have designed, and possibly even design a few myself.
The problem is that whenever the watch is out of range from my Android tablet (to which it is associated) an annoying "broken cloud" icon appears, which in turn blemishes the watch's face.
Putting the watch into "Airplane Mode" (which has the side benefit of extending battery life) makes the cloud icon disappear, only to be replaced by an only-slightly-less annoying "plane" icon. Which also proceeds to blemish the watch's face.
Does anyone know of a way to suppress these icons, short of having to carry my tablet around everywhere I might want to wear the watch?