There were hints and rumors that pointing that Google is working to bring Android Wear Support to iOS devices recently. Everybody can stop hoping and dreaming now because now it is real. Google has announce that the app is now available on Apple iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 and 6 plus with iOS 8.2 or newer installed.
Let’s take a look for what it can do in 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.”
Sounds interesting, huh? How about this?
Google also mention that the release of the iOS compatible app works with the LG Watch Urbane and will be supported by all future Android Weare devices. That means will include Huawei Watch they used for the promo image.
Asus and Motorola for sure will join the wagon. Although we may hear that the current line of Android Wear devices, including the Moto 360, G watch R, Gear Live, ZenWatch and others are off the table. However, Droid-life does have it working with the Moto 360 that is sporting the latest software and Android Wear v1.3.
Well, this is a really good news for everyone. For Google, for Android Wear manufacturers, for developers and also for us, a customer. Getting this smart watches into the new lands of the OS spectrum is not only going to boost sales like crazy but also will bring more people to the party. As customer, now we have an options and we don’t have to be stuck in one operating system.
What do you think?