The Apple Watch mostly works in a great compatibility with (surprise, surprise) iPhones, as you might imagine.
But that doesn’t mean that iOS users are limited only to the Cupertino’s offering. Android Wear based watches are now finally able to work with iPhone, as well as Pebble and a range of other companies.
Fast-forwarding those four years between the Pebble’s year of 2012 and the Apple Watch’s year of 2016 makes things loo drastically different by now. Michael Kors
Samsung smartwatches are powered by the company’s own Tizen OS:
most of its older devices (like the Gear 2 Neo) only work with a limited number of Samsung phones, although the new Gear S2 is compatible with a much longer list of recent Android developed handsets.
Android Wear watches, which is surely surmising from their name – have for a long time only been built to work with Android phones An additional restriction was that the phone should have run an Android OS version 4.3 or newer… Google has added iPhone compatibility to the OS, which should mean most future Android Wear devices are iOS-friendly as well, but not vice-versa.
However, the tech giant gets brushed aside, and Android Wear has been the go-to OS for some exciting and unreleased watches.Tag Heuer and Fossil have chosen the software for its smartwatch, but so have New Balance, Nixon and Michael Kors, which are entering the market later this year with their own designed and manufactured smartwatches.Theoretically, all Android Wear devices are made equal, but that’s not the case anymore.