It’s a big day in the world of Android Wear as the wearable platform has become compatible with select iOS smartphones. Starting from today, anyone with an iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2+ can integrate with a smartwatch powered by Android Wear.
Indeed, the LG Watch Urbane, and all of the smartwatches on the horizon, will play nicely with iPhones. And, with this week expected to be a big one for Android Wear, it could be a fun one to watch for an iPhone user.
A quick reminder for those considering Android Wear, and those with iPhones, here are some of the benefits of the wearable platform.
- 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.”