Lists are continuous, vertical indexes of elements. Use ScalingLazyColumn to create lists on Wear OS.

ScalingLazyColumn is built specifically for Wear OS and extends the LazyColumn class. Lists offer scaling and transparency, which allows content to shrink and fade at the top and bottom of the screen to help users see what to focus on. Lists are anchored on the center of the screen, which gives additional emphasis to the items in the middle of the list.

Lists can contain items of fixed or variable height. List content should have margin enough to accommodate for circular displays. If autoCentering is enabled, both the first and last item in the last will be centered in the viewport when you scroll to that point in the list.

Snapping behavior

To give emphasis to a list item when scrolling, use snapping. Use snapping when items are tall but not taller than the screen.

Snapping behaviour comes in two forms. ItemCenter uses the center of the item as a reference point. ItemStart uses the edge of the item as a reference point. Use the first to center one item on the screen, use the second to center two items on the screen. Set this behavior using the anchorType parameter.

For further control over the snapping behavior in a list, define custom flingBehavior in your ScalingLazyColumn declaration.


See the following examples of how to use lists on watches.