The good thing about Smart Watches is that you don’t have to pull your phone out of your pocket to check the notifications, all you have to do is glance at your wrist watch, and decide if it’s a very important notification or the ones you just have to ignore, and focus on your current task or conversation. Smart watches make you to stay focus, and not easily derailed.
The stiff competition between Google and Apple is responsible for the rapid development and the innovations that our smart watches is now experiencing. One of the reasons why Google now let their smart watches to be compatible iOS. Android Watches now on iOS.
Google claimed it will only work with the newer Android Wear smart watches (and all future watches) on the iPhone. Right now, it only few watches officially support the iPhone and some of them is not even available yet, at least you can’t purchase them for now. The smart watches are, Huawei Watch, the Asus ZenWatch 2, and the LG Watch Urbane.
But according to arstechnica, there aren’t actually any hard technical limitations that will keep any existing Android wear watch from working with an iPhone. We used an LG G Watch R for our testing, and others have successfully used the original G Watch (one of the first two Android Wear watches released) and the Moto 360 among others. The iOS app recognizes all of the watches correctly and works without issue.
The caveat there is that your watch needs to be running the current version of Android Wear—as of this writing, that’s Android Wear 1.3, which is based on Android 5.1.1. If you go out and buy an older watch in a store right now, it’s probably going to need a software update, but if it can’t connect to an iPhone in the first place it’s not going to be able to grab an update. If you have a watch lying around at home, pair it to an Android device, update it, and reset it. More adventurous, experienced users could also update the watches using recovery mode and manually downloaded OTA update files.
On the iPhone side, the hardware requirements are the same as they are for the Apple Watch: an iPhone 5 or newer running iOS 8.2 or later.
If you have a compatible smart watch, set-up orparing is easy. It works the way when you pair with Android. After downloading
the app from App Store, your smart watch must be turned on and ready for pairing, just follow the direction from the app and you are good.
Setting it up for the first time will need you to turn your Bluetooth data sharing and, make sure it gives full access to
the smart watch which includes location data, calendar and notifications. You also a need a Google account to make it working perfectly. Once your smart watch is paired with your device, you can customize the settings. The iOS limits what you can do on the Wear app in the background, so you may have to reboot your phone if things are not working fine.
The features of the app are: Notifications from the iPhone are mirrored on Android Wear, Google Now Cards on the smart watch, Fitness tracking with Google Fit, Translation app, Weather and so on.