The big news coming from the digital world is that the Android Wear smartwatches are now available for the iPhone users. This way, iPhone users who don’t have a fancy for the Apple Watch can go for the Android version of smartwatches, which can be paired up with Apple’s iPhones.

It has been declared by Google that now Android Wear watches are compatible with Apple’s iOS software. As the news came out, the big technology firms look ahead to make the most of the buzzing market. In fact, it’s expected that with this rollout, the watch producers will get to use Android software in order to fetch the attention of the consumers, as earlier only Android phones could be linked to smartwatches.

 

Smartwatch compatible

Previously, iOS compatibility was restricted to the LG Watch Urbane, however, future watches manufactured by Huawei, Asus and Motorola is going to support Apple’s operating system. Nevertheless, what remains to be noticed is that there will still be some difference in the performance of the functions when the comparison is made to an iPhone-linked Apple watch.

With this latest update, the new Android Wear for iOS brings Google directly in competition with the Apple Watch. Despite being in the market for a longer time as compared to Apple Watch, Android wear devices didn’t succeed to get much hold in the market. But now with the support for iOS, Google is expecting the big change. iPhone devices such as the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus are compatible with Android Wear and there is a need for iOS 8.2 software or later.

Android Wear smartwatch owners can start by downloading a companion app to pair the device to an iPhone 5 or other iPhone devices running with iOS 8.2 or later. As of now, only LG Watch Urbane will get the official support. But in coming future Android Wear for iOS is going to work with all the above mentioned devices such as Huawei, Asus and Motorola.

Here are the key features of Android Wear for iOS and it includes:

• Now you can check important info like phone calls, messages and notifications without having to move your hands as Android Wear features always-on displays.

• Planning to start a fitness routine? Now it’s easy with Android Wear that helps you set fitness goals, updates in regard of your progress on a frequent basis. The watch is helpful in tracking walking, running and measures your heart rate.

• Get frequent notifications like when to leave for appointments, current traffic info and flight status.

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