New architecture updates from Google are highlighting differences under-the-hood and now there’s actually a vast abyss in a range of functional and technical features if different watches by different brands get compared. Reading a side by side best Android Wear smartwatches review will be probably the only option left to untangle all the mystery.
Still, the long-established, and almost pioneering Pebble brand incidentally has its very own mobile OS.
That OS luckily can communicate with apps on either Android or iOS, giving it a huge potential market, and the same goes for the Vector Luna, Olio, CoWatch and a good number of upcoming smartwatches. If you’re the kind of person that doesn’t want to be tied to iOS or Android forever, then buying a “non-canonic, agnostic” device could be your option…
What apps can it run?
Though in a majority of situations a smartwatch runs intact with your smartphone, they still have app stores which enable you to add to the default features of the watch – just like a smartphone.Apple’s the leader here and it currently has over 8,500 compatible apps in its store at the last count (you can expect this number to adjust considerably over time).