Apple – Android Watches Unite Much to the User’s Delight

by September 3, 2015
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It is not so surprising to hear Google officially announcing that the Android wear technology will now be compatible with iOS. The Android powered smart wearable devices can be synced with iPhone 5 or later models that run on iOS v 8.2 or higher. The announcement came as Google officially rolled out the ‘Android Wear for iOS’ companion app on the App Store worldwide on Monday.

This news brings delight for the iPhone users who are looking to use a smart watch; they will now have a wide range of options to choose from. Until now, the Apple devices were only compatible with iWatch. In a blog post, Google declared that all the future Android wear watches will be compatible with Apple iPhone, beginning with LG’s latest iteration of its popular Urbane watch.

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To be able to sync the smart watch with the iPhone you need to download the Android Wear App from the iOS app store and then you can pair the device and manage all your notifications on your watch. You can even keep track of your fitness with the Google Fit and receive Google Now cards. However, the only drawback is that since Apple has restrictions with iOS system, the iPhone apps will not be able to interact or be controlled with your watch. For instance, you cannot use Siri to find and play certain music on your Android wear. However, there is no reason for you to be disappointed, as you can access plenty of other useful features. You can use your smart watch for translating spoken words, check the weather condition, enter voice commands, answer call, control your music etc.

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Speaking about the Google’s decision to roll out the Android Wear app for the iPhone users, the company spokesperson said, “We wanted to make sure that iOS users would have a great experience with Android wear out of the box. We’ve worked with manufacturers to ensure that the newest watches work really well with modern iPhones, but last year’s watches are not technically supported.”

For now, the iPhone users won’t be able to install any third-party watch apps from the Google play but Google says that they are working on a system to bring the third party apps support to the iPhone users very soon. Another, vital thing that may come as a big disappointment for many iPhone users is the absence of Wi-Fi support; the iPhone users would have to rely on their mobile connectivity to access the apps on their Android wear.

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A Google official said, that different people have different preferences when it comes to smart watches, so giving the wide range of choice is important. The comment is a clear statement that takes a dig at the Apple Watch. The Smart Watches are partly fashion accessories and although there are different variants of iWatch, they all look pretty much the same. Google also noted that unlike the Apple watches, the Android wear supports ‘always-on’ mode on watch faces, which implies that you would not have to move your wrist to wake-up the watch.

The app is already available on the App store; if you have not installed it yet, what are you waiting for? Download and install it right away and enjoy the Android – iOS unification.

To know more about Apple watch visit https://www.apple.com/in/watch/ .