Own a Moto 360 smartwatch and excited that Android Wear has finally come to iOS? You might want to hold off because the current experience is far from stellar.
Officially only the LG Watch Urbane is supported, with the Huawei Watch and ASUS ZenWatch 2 being supported as soon as they launch. Interestingly though, I started to hear from Moto 360 owners who claimed that they could also connect their smartwatches to iOS... well, sort of.
According to TechRadar, it's clear why the Moto 360 isn't supported:
"There's no maps, you can't answer calls on it and you can't reply to messages either. Everything you really want an Android Wear watch to be able to do isn't working."
Connecting it up to an iPhone via Android Wear also seems to drain the battery much faster than normal.
Google says support for "all future Android Wear watches, including ones from the likes of Huawei, Asus and Motorola" is coming, but it is unclear as to whether existing devices will be supported.
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