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Now Connect Old & New Android Smartwatches To Apple iPhones

Last updated: September 1, 2015 at 22:07 pm

Google now allows you to connect any of your old and new Android smartwatches to your Apple iPhone device.

So, say you have a Moto 360 smart wrist watch, then you can pair it up with your Apple iPhone. When you do this, you can receive email notification, check phone calls, messages, talk to Google over voice, among many other things.

More Details: How Android Smartwatch Connects To iPhone

Right now, every Android smartwatch cannot connect to iPads or iPod Touches.

Only the iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 or 6 running iOS 8.2 and later can have the power to connect with any Android smart watch that is recently updated.


To get started, first you have to download the Android Wear app on your Apple iPhone from the App Store.

Then, you have to launch the app and connect / pair it up with your Android wrist watch. Of course, many have asked this question: If I have an Apple watch, what are the benefits of having Android smart watch paired up with iPhone?

Answer: No extra benefits, but the fact that Android watches are cheaper (and also widely used) than Apple Watch makes it a smash hit.

If you have an Android smart watch that is laying around, not often used, then pair it up with your Apple iPhone. And if you don’t want to spend too much of your money in buying an Apple Watch (costs $350), then Android watches will be your favorite. (If you want to buy one, see Moto 360 that costs less than $150 (with $100 discount) and is the most popular smart watch yet).

As posted on the Google Blog:

“Android Wear for iOS works with the LG Watch Urbane. All future Android Wear watches, including those from Huawei, Asus, and Motorola will also support iOS, so stay tuned for more.”

From what we can tell, LG G Watch and other older watches can also take advantage of this new iPhone-only pairing up feature. All you need is an updated software installed on your Android watch.

The Verge also went to the Google office to shoot a hands-on video showing the performance of smartwatches with iPhone using the Android Wear app:

Note: Articles written at are valid for every Apple device running iOS 8.0, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4 / 8.4.1 firmware