One of the most requested functionality for Android Wear was compatibility on iOS and while there were 3rd party hacks on getting it working, Google had remained quiet until today as it officially launches Android Wear for iOS.
For those of you who own an iPhone, the app will be available today on the App Store and will work on the iPhone 5, 5s, 6 and 6 Plus running iOS 8.2 or greater. For now the only watch that works on iOS is LG’s G Watch Urbane and in the future, Huawei Watch and ASUS ZenWatch 2. Android Police asked Google to comment why, and the reason was this:
We wanted to make sure that iOS users would have a great experience with Android Wear out of the box. We’ve worked with manufacturers to ensure that the newest watches work really well with modern iPhones, but last year’s watches aren’t officially supported.
Hopefully Google releases a future update allowing older Android Wear watches to work on iPhones.