Android Wear now works with iOS!

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The past few months we’ve heard that Google planned to expand Android Wear compatibility to iOS. I was a bit skeptical at first, but it only makes sense for Google to expand their customer base for Android Wear devices. If you pair your Android Wear device with iOS, you won’t quite get all of the same features as you would when pairing with an Android phone, but most of the good stuff is retained. The list of supported iPhones includes the 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2+, with these models you will be able to access all of the same helpful information Android users see, but you lose access to most of the custom watch faces available on Google Play. Most likely the lack of custom watch faces is due to the closed off nature of iOS compared to Android.


The LG Watch Urbane is the only Android Wear device officially supported for use with iOS right now, but other blogs around the net have reported varying degrees of success when using the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R as well. It appears that you can pair the Moto 360 with an iPhone but you may see some duplicate notification issues that do not occur when using the Urbane. The upcoming watches from Huawei and ASUS will certainly also be supported for iOS capability. If you have an iPhone and Android Wear watch for some reason (like me), you can grab the Android Wear app from the iOS app store below!

Get Android Wear from the iOS App Store

Source: Google


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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"