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Android Wear is Google’s Android operating system developed for smartwatches and other wearables. This clearly indicates that it doesn’t get synced with iPhone as it uses iOS. But still you can pair Android Wear Smartwatch with iPhone.
Over the last two years, Android Wear has garnered enough popularity to get noticed by developers to develop an iOS app. Now you can download Android Wear app from the App Store and use it with your iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6(s), 6(s) Plus, 5s and SE.
It is a fact universally accepted that there are more Android users than iOS users worldwide, and perhaps this is why Apple allows users to download Android Wear on their devices. Moreover, many people use iPhone but stay away from Apple Watch. The reason behind this dislike for Apple Watch is simple: there are so many variants available in Android smartwatches. Some of the popular brands compatible with Android Wear are: ASUS ZenWatch 2, Huawei Watch, Fossil Q Founder, LG Watch Urbane, Moto 360 (2nd Gen), Moto 360 for Women, Moto 360 Sport, and TAG Heuer Connected.
Before you pair or sync Android Wear with your iPhone, you should check that your iPhone is running on iOS 8.2 or above.
How to Pair and Use Android Wear with iPhone
Step #1: Download Android Wear app on your iPhone.
Step #2: Switch on your Android Wear watch and reset it to factory settings if it is not done.
Step #3: Launch Android Wear app on your iPhone and follow the instructions given by the app. Stop when you reach Connect to your watch screen.
Step #4: Select your language on your Android Wear device.
Step #5: Keep following instructions until the Android Wear smartwatch appears on your iPhone.
Step #6: Tap on the model number on your iPhone and accept Bluetooth pairing request. You need to ensure that pairing code is the same on both devices.
Step #7: After pairing process is over, you should log into your Google account.
Step #8: Switch on watch notifications.
Step #9: Turn on location services.
Step #10: You can also enable calendar access if you frequently create events on your iPhone.
Now you can make customizations on your Android Wear device from your iPhone app. You can alter watch faces and explore other functions of your wearable timepiece. The best thing about Android Wear (when it is paired with iPhone) is the facility to use Google Now on the watch. Note that Android Wear app in iPhone remains open to direct your verbal commands.
What you can do on your Android Wear watch paired with an iPhone
Apart from receiving iPhone notifications, you can sync your preferences and information like favorite places, sports teams, stocks, and media. All this can be done when your wearable is connected with Google Now. You can also avail other features like birthdays, flights, hotel reservations, movie releases, public alerts, restaurant reservations, public transit times, road traffic, and weather, if you have selected to sync them.
More the features, more notifications on your wrist. But you can disable all those notifications from your Android Wear device; you need to open the app on your iPhone and then disable notifications. This is the only glaring drawback of syncing Android Wear on iPhone.
If you can avoid this shortcoming, you have a lot of cool features like navigation gestures to navigate between cards on your Apple Watch. You can also navigate between cards by twisting your wrist forward or back; or you can lift and lower the arm to enter and exit cards.
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