Android Wear on iPhone or Apple Watch on iPhone?

SpookDroid

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Now that it seems closer to reality that Android Wear watches will be compatible with iOS, would you choose one of those over the Apple Watch?

In terms of aesthetics, I very much prefer the round Moto360 or the yet-to-be-released Huawuei one, but that's just me. Featurewise, that's where things get tricky. The Apple Watch is bound to be more tightly integrated with iOS and definitely will be able to do things on iPhone that Android Wear won't (even if it can on Android).

But if you pit feature VS feature, and most of all, battery life... would this cross-platform compatibility make you at least reconsider your Apple Watch purchase?

Android Wear on iPhone: How it might happen and what it'll mean | Android Central
 

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Personally speaking, I would opt for the  Watch because of its inherent integration with my iPhone. I do, however, like the look of the Moto360, but Apple's integration and Apple's customer service and support outweighs all else in my regard.
 
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Yeah, I guess I'd have to wait and see how much Android Wear can pull off the iPhone if it really is going to be compatible. I'm sure there will be things no API will be able to access, but maybe those aren't 'that important'? Let's see.
 

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I think it'll take some time. If/when other watches approach the Pebble's battery life, maybe then.

Right now am buying an Apple Watch. In a bit, could be persuaded to try an Android Wear device.

EDIT: Put it this way -- when I have to charge every day or two on either, I'm sticking with the native device.


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I think if it is just lacking iMessage, it won't be a huge deal. For me, I would get it simply for the notifications and the touchscreen over say a pebble. That's the whole reason if I would buy a smart watch is to see notifications and not miss them and calls.
 

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