Android Wear has finally come to iPhones, but there’s a catch

Since its arrival, the Android Wear platform has only been working with Android smartphones, but the folks over at Google have finally dished out support for Apple’s iPhones. However, the only smartwatch that can be used on iOS is the LG Watch Urbane.

Yes, out of so many Android Wear gadgets out in the market right now, only LG’s latest piece of machinery works with iPhones. Google has tried to provide some respite to disappointed owners by saying that all future smartwatches bearing the platform will feature support for Apple devices.

The iPhone 5 and all successors running iOS 8.2 and up will be able to work with the Android Wear app that can be downloaded via the App Store right now. Once the device is paired with the smartphone, most of the main features which Android users are able to take advantage of will be accessible.

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All the notifications from your favorite apps will be available right on your wrists; so you no longer need to take your iPhone out of your pocket in order to read them. Since Android Wear smartwatches are also focused on offering health assistance, fitness tracking will be done by the iPhone app as well.

This trait is able to track your walking and running sessions as well as you hear rate to give you daily and weekly views of your progress. And then of course, there’s support for the much loved ‘Okay Google’ command which can answer your questions in the blink of an eye.

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iPhone users who own an LG Watch Urbane need to head over to the App Store right now in order to take advantage of the Android Wear app.