We did report recently that Android Wear iPhone support was just around the corner and today Google has formally confirmed that Android Wear smartwatches can now be used with iPhones. This brings serious competition for the Apple Watch on its home turn but for Android Wear users it brings more flexibility, they no longer have to carry an Android smartphone only because they want to wear an Android Wear smartwatch. They can now hook one up with the iPhone as well.
Google confirms that Android Wear for iOS is rolling out today for all iPhones that are capable of running iOS 8.2 or higher, all users need to do is pair their watch with the iPhone and they’re good to go.
Features will obviously be limited at first and everything that’s available to Android users won’t be available to iPhone users, however users will be able to check notifications for calls, messages and apps with just a glance.
Fitness tracking features are supported as well such as setting daily and weekly goals for progress, measuring heart rate and tracking walking as well as running sessions.
Today Android Wear for iOS works with the LG Watch Urbane, Google says that from now on all future Android Wear smartwatches including the ones from ASUS, Huawei and Motorola will work with iOS.