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Android Wear smartwatches now compatible with iPhone

By James Lu - on 1 Sep 2015, 9:52am

Android Wear smartwatches now compatible with iPhone

If you're on iOS, right now your choice of smartwatches is, well... limited. But that changes today as Google has announced that Android Wear is now compatible with the iPhone 5 or later running at least iOS 8.2.

Officially the only watch supported on iOS for now is the LG Watch Urbane, however all future Android Wear watches will be compatible and we've also heard that older watches like the Moto 360 or LG G Watch R will actually work after a factory reset.

Android Wear for iPhone has several features familiar to Android users, including third-party watch faces, fitness tracking, notifications, Google Now and voice searches. Android Wear for iPhone will also have Google apps such as Weather and Translate preinstalled, but third-party iOS apps are not supported due to Apple's restrictions.

Assuming you have a compatible watch, the set-up process with Android Wear on an iPhone is easy. Install the Android Wear app, pair the watch to the phone, and tap through some screens to set up some basic preferences, just like how you would set a watch up on an Android phone.

Source: Google

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