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Android Wear for iOS gives iPhone owners more smartwatch options

Al Sacco | Sept. 1, 2015
A new iOS app from Google lets iPhone owners see phone notifications on Android Wear smartwatches. It has a few drawbacks, but, overall, it's great news for Apple users who seek variety in watch styles.

The truth is, Apple Watch is not all that stylish. It is boxy, thick and clunky, and some of the latest Android Wear watches are decidedly better-looking. Of course, that's my opinion, but that's sort of the point — Android Wear gives iPhone users more options if, for whatever reason, they don't want an Apple Watch. (Full disclosure: I wear an Apple Watch, and it's kind of goofy-looking.)

It's also unlikely that Apple will ever release an official Watch app for Android, so even if you prefer Apple's Watch to the many Android Wear options, you'll have no choice but to also use an iPhone — no Android (or other) phone for you, Apple Watch owners.

You can learn more about Android Wear for iOS on the Official Google Blog

 

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