Android wear has been a big topic in recent times and its compatibility with the Android OS is very efficient however shifting gears to iOS, it might have shown an interest too. For any iOS 8 device connecting an Android smartwatch has become very easy as it is now so much compatible with iPhones. This is for the Apple fans who have decided not to go for the Apple watch which has the best user interface experience, but due to its price, most people opt for just a simple Android Wear smartwatch. In this article guide, we walk you through on how you can set-up your Android smartwatch with the iPhone smartphone. First of all, you should note that not all Android wear smartwatches are compatible with your iPhone. For now the following smartwatches are some that have the best compatibility, Huawei Watch, Moto 360 (2nd Gen, For Women and Sport Type), Asus Zenwatch 2, Tag Heuer, LG Watch Urbane and Fossil Q Founder. However according to Google, your iPhone too must have iOS 8.2 version or above for it to be compatible with the Android smartwatch.
Below are some steps you should follow for quick setup.
1. First download the Android wear app from the app store and install of course.
2. Make sure that your Android Wear smart watch is on and also see to it that it is set to factory settings
3. Once the Android wear is installed launch it, tap the start arrow and follow the indicated instructions like choosing your language.
4. Google fit will prompt you to allow storage of data, just hit Accept otherwise tap No.
5. Next you need to select the type of Android wear smartwatch you are using. Once it shows up proceed, incase it does not show up, ensure that your iPhone’s bluetooth is on.
6. From the Smartwatch, a pairing code is sent, enter that code into the app on your iPhone and then allow pairing process.
7. In a minute or so the app will update your watch and sync it with any Google account that you have.
8. The rest of the functionality is easily enabled on your watch such as turning on location and notifications.
The Android wear has got many customization options just like in android smartphones. In here you can easily swap watch faces, great interaction with various apps on your smartphone, also Google now is enabled on your watch hence it becomes more easier to relate with your watch.
However there are drawbacks with Android wear compatibility with iPhones. To start with, when you do not like a notification and you really need to turn it off, you can not do it on the watch you must switch to your iPhone to disable it. Again messages can not be replied on your smartwatch you are only notified about them. Incase you need to reply, you can only do that in your iPhone.
Despite some of these drawbacks the fact that one can configure their smartwatch with an iPhone is a big deal. Android wear is serving a lot of middle leveled people who at this time can not afford the great Apple watch and its widely used by people with Android smartphones. All in all its a point on which side you choose to get better functionality either the Android wear or the Apple watch.