Can I connect a physical Wear OS device to an emulated Android device? - android

I've found this official guide that looks like it's what I need, but I'm not sure how to then connect it to an emulated Android device.
For context, I've been following this guide to adding a simple Wear OS module to my project. I don't have a physical Android device easily available, but I do have a Wear OS device.
Is this possible? Or should I try this method of linking two emulated devices?
Thanks!

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I am new to Android programming. I am developing a wearable application. So far, I have a mobile and wear module. All I want to test is that a button on the handheld app triggers a notification to appear on the wearable device.
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p/s : If I am right, it also means the Android Mobile devices can connect to Wrist Watch will be limited since not most of Android Mobile devices always support BLE technology.
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