android wear ios

Android Wear smart watches are now rolling in from all directions, with watch brands like Fossil joining the fray. This gave Google the best opportunity to spread the Android Wear support to iOS users as well.  They officially announced that Android Wear for iOS is rolling out for iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2+ today.

The Android Wear devices will provide the following functionality at this stage:

  • 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.”

Currently only the LG Watch Urbane is prepped and ready to work with your iPhone, but the rest are soon to follow in the coming weeks. Google’s philosophy is that no matter which device you prefer, Android Wear will be with you!