Tears of Joy – Moto360 can now talk to my iPhone!

Google made an announcement earlier in the day, that iOS is an officially supported operating system for Android Wear. Users with an iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2 and above will be able to pair with Android Wear devices.

You can download the iOS app here, and follow the instructions to setup your watch. The notification works really well. Some of the actions are missing; for e.g. Replying to an SMS or a WhatsApp notification with voice etc. There is also a noticeable lag on the Moto360 when I tried.

As of now you can check important info like phone calls, messages, and notifications from your favorite apps. Hook up with Google Fit – Set fitness goals, and get daily and weekly views of your progress. The watch can automatically tracks walking and running, and even measures your heart rate. Not sure, if the data syncs up with Apple Health. The Google Now Cards brings in some neat addition to provide timely tips like when to leave for appointments, current traffic info, and flight status. Just say “Ok Google” to ask questions or set reminders.

The smartwatch platforms have been lock-in devices. If you have an Android phone, you had to get an Android Wear watch, and if you have an iPhone you had to get an Apple Watch. However, things are now changing. Thanks to the Android Wear App.

I have always been a big fan of the Moto360. Its been a piece of art for me.  I am now glad that these two favourite gadgets of mine can talk to each other. Yaay..!

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