Google has finally launched Android Wear app for iOS, so that Android Wear smartwatches will now work with Apple iPhone 5 or above (with iOS 8.2 or later). Once paired, it offers alerts for calls, messages and notifications and syncs you fitness data, but it currently doesn’t have support for third-party apps and integrates only with Google Apps like Google Search, Calendar and Gmail. It supports third-party watch faces though, unlike Apple Watch. It also lets you use ‘Ok Google’ voice commands to set Google Now reminders, open the Weather app, set timers, and more.
Highlights of Android Wear for iOS
- Get your info at a glance: Check important info like phone calls, messages, and notifications from your favorite apps. Android Wear features always-on displays, so you’ll never have to move your wrist to wake up your watch.
- Follow your fitness: Set fitness goals, and get daily and weekly views of your progress. Your watch automatically tracks walking and running, and even measures your heart rate.
- Save time with smart help: Receive timely tips like when to leave for appointments, current traffic info, and flight status. Just say “Ok Google” to ask questions like “Is it going to rain in London tomorrow?” or create to-dos with “Remind me to pack an umbrella.”
Android Wear for iPhone that is now available from Apple iTunes Store, currently supports LG Watch Urbane and upcoming Android Wear watches like Huawei Watch, Asus ZenWatch 2 and new Motorola 360. Some are reporting that the current Moto 360 works as well.