Android wear smart watches also work with iPhones – update




Android wear from now supports iPhones. The wearables software works with the iPhone 5 and later, as long as there is at least iOS 8.2 On the running. The support applies to the LG Watch Urbane and android wear watches from Huawei, Asus and Motorola released soon.

Google makes the news known on his own blog. As with Android smartphones, there is support for the passage of notifications, fitness tracking, and working Google Now functionality also on smart watches. The weather and translation apps are transferred.

Some functions, however, are again absent from Apple’s App Store rules; For example, if users can not respond to a text message with their smart watch. Also it is not possible to install third party apps on the smart watch because Apple does not allow in the App Store. Since android wear also can not communicate with the other apps on an iPhone, the Apple Watch ultimately still has more functionality than android wear.

Wear existing Android devices, with the exception of the LG Watch Urbane, not support iOS. Google motivates the decision by arguing that ease of use is paramount. “It should work immediately without a software update,” states Jeff Chang of Google’s Android Wear division at The Verge. It is unclear whether manufacturers do not just support itself can cast for iOS via an update.

Currently there is a limited range of dials available for iOS, but Google has been careful to ensure that a selection has been transferred.


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