now using the Touchdown mail app as a temp workaround
So I tried multiple other activesync mail apps (Mailwise, Nine, etc), just to make sure the problem wasn't the stock android mail app itself. Same results with the Android Wear app repeatedly crashing until I kill the exchange account.
Finally I tried the app Touchdown, with is a bit different in that it sticks your exchange account in its own security container. That seems to be a functional workaround. The problem is it only a 30 day trial, and I don't like the app itself.
Ultimately I bought my Android Wear device as a peripheral to use at work, so not having the native email app functionality to use is frustrating. I get that this is new tech, so its the early adopter blues for me lol. Hopefully Google fixes the Android Wear app before the trial runs out on Touchdown, because I definitely like the new watches.
My family's current devices:
|| Galaxy S5 (wife) || Nexus 5 (me) || Nexus 7 (2012 for my 2yr old) || Nexus 7 (2013 for my wife) || Nexus 10 (for me) ||