Android Wear doesn’t officially support iOS devices, but that didn’t stop one developer from getting Google’s wearable software to play (somewhat) nicely with an iPhone.
Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh has posted a brief video that shows a text message that’s sent to his iPhone 6 pop up on a Moto 360. Abu-Garbeyyeh says that this trick doesn’t require a jailbroken iPhone and that it works using Apple Notification Center Sevice, the same API that Pebble uses on iOS.
While the Apple Watch is only around a month and a half away, some iOS users may prefer Android Wear devices for their varying designs or another reason. It’s unclear when or if Android Wear will officially support iOS, so it’s exciting to see a developer has gotten an Android Wear device and an iPhone talking to one another, and it’ll be interesting to see what other features Mohammad can enable in the future.
What do you iPhone users think of this hack? If you had the choice, do you think that you’d rather use an Android Wear device or an Apple Watch?