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Heads up. Android Wear is now available for ios. Works with Moto 360 and LG Watch R/Urbane and more.

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I know this is not really a deal, but Android Wear is available in the iTunes store for ios. I did a search and didn't see it mentioned. If I missed a thread please delete

I've got it working on my Moto 360 this afternoon. I'm still using an Android phone for my LG Watch R to compare. So far it's still early on ios and not as full features as the Android version, but it works great. I did have to factory reset my Moto 360 to get it to pair, so you may as well.

Hope this is useful for any of you using an iPhone and want more smartwatch options.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/a...96028?mt=8

http://www.engadget.com/2015/08/3...h-iphones/


The?rumors are true: Google has officially announced that Android Wear is coming to the iPhone. But there are a few caveats. For one thing, only the latest iPhones -- those that are running iOS 8.2 and up -- are supported (that includes the iPhone 5 onwards). More importantly, this app only works with the very latest in Android Wear watches. Right now, the only watch that works with this is the new?LG Watch Urbane, which is the most recent Android Wear watch to launch. We're told that the app will also work with all future Wear devices, including upcoming watches fromASUS,?Motorola?and?Huawei.

But what about older Android Wear devices? Well, we're told that the iOS app won't work with them because they don't run the latest Android Wear release out of the box. Only the latest Android Wear watches have this capability, a spokesperson said, in order to ensure a streamlined setup pairing with an iOS phone. That said, while older Android Wear devices aren't technically supported, I wouldn't be surprised if someone somewhere were able to make it work. Of course, we won't be able to find this out until we can try it out for ourselves.

All told, Android Wear for iOS should work almost the same as it does for Android phones. You'll get notifications from your favorite Google services like Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Now, as well as Apple's Calendar, Google Fit, the weather, alarm, agenda, Translate and so forth. It'll work with voice queries and you can change the watch face just as you can with the Android app. According to Google, you don't need to have any of these apps installed; they're all built into the iOS app itself (We're guessing that you'll be asked to login with your Google credentials and it'll go from there). Any third party app notifications that show up on your iPhone will also show on the watch. However, if you want true native third party app syncing, apparently that's still in the works.

So there you have it; if you were a little upset at the?limited?wearable?options?available for the iPhone, now you have the latest Android Wear lineup at your disposal. If you happen to have an LG Watch Urbane and you have an iPhone lying around, you can go ahead and try out the app -- it's slowly rolling out on Apple's App Store starting today.
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Read about this today, but the info might be useful for those on the fence about which watch to get. As for the Apple fan boys, they're gonna down vote this because it's Android and Google taking the initiative and not apple. Repped you to help with the down votes and info.
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Whats the cheapest watch we can get to play with this ?
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Whats the cheapest watch we can get to play with this ?
I heard the lg g watch works but I'm not positive. That watch is pretty cheap.

The Lg watch r and urbane work and so does the Moto 360. Those you can get for about $150 and up.
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I heard the lg g watch works but I'm not positive. That watch is pretty cheap.

The Lg watch r and urbane work and so does the Moto 360. Those you can get for about $150 and up.
Was hoping for something sub $100 mark...Maybe I can get used.....
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Was hoping for something sub $100 mark...Maybe I can get used.....
The LG G Watch was on sale for $50 from Verizon earlier but is now OOS. But I'm sure there will be a lot of other deals now with all the new watches coming out. If you don't mind used or refurbished there's a bunch sub $100 on eBay in great condition. Or Cowboom too.
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The LG G Watch was on sale for $50 from Verizon earlier but is now OOS. But I'm sure there will be a lot of other deals now with all the new watches coming out. If you don't mind used or refurbished there's a bunch sub $100 on eBay in great condition. Or Cowboom too.
Wow That sucks... I missed it ? Frown
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This works with the Moto 360 only after updating the firmware to 3.1. Plenty of articles on it. Not worth buying a watch to play with it as it is limited to only alerts on apps other than Gmail and Google Now. Google Fit can send data to Google but as far as I can tell you can't view it on the watch. Watchfaces are also limited to the preloaded ones as they are not carried on the App Store.
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