Pending Apple Watch users of the company’s mobile devices found themselves in a situation of extremely limited choice among smartwatches. Google at the same time, it acted in the only right way, making the use of Android Wear possible only with devices based on its own mobile platform. Because of this, many interesting and promising smart watches turned out to be simply unclaimed by the owners of iOS devices. However, this limitation still managed to be partially circumvented.
A talented developer managed to hack Android Wear, making Google’s platform-based smartwatch software work at least partially with the iPhone. At the same time, the enthusiast did not even need to hack an Apple smartphone: the same APIs are used that allow you to receive notifications on Pebble smart watches via Bluetooth LE. Of course, Android Wear has been modified, but the developer is in no hurry to share the details, limiting himself to a video.
In the video above, you can see that notifications received on the iPhone are relayed to the Moto 360 smartwatch running Android Wear. So far, this is only a small step towards the joint work of iOS and the Google software platform, and the implementation of other functions, including support for various sensors and services, will require much more effort. So there is no point in rushing to buy the Moto 360 or any other Android Wear smartwatch at the moment.
However, if Google still expects to impose serious competition on the April Apple Watch, then sooner or later the company will have to think about implementing iOS support in conjunction with Android Wear — this step will definitely increase sales of smart watches on this platform. [9to5]