It’s finally here. Starting today, iPhone users can officially use Android Wear devices with their phones. Any iPhone user with an iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, or 6 Plus will be able to connect to an Android Wear device as long as they are running iOS 8.2 or higher. However there is one catch. To use this you’ll need an LG Watch Urbane or any of the upcoming Android Wear devices. That includes the Huawei Watch, ASUS ZenWatch 2, and the next generation of the Moto 360. Previous Android Wear devices will not be officially compatible.
Android Wear for iOS is rolling out today. Just pair your iPhone (iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2+) with an Android Wear watch to bring simple and helpful information right to your wrist:
– 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.”
To use Android Wear smartwatches with iOS you’ll need to download the official Android Wear app from iTunes which is available right now. Keep in mind that due to Apple’s ecosystem Android Wear will have it’s limitations. For example WiFi will not be supported and 3rd party apps will also not be available.