Android SmartWatch works with iOS, but it doesn’t really run Android

Here it is, at long last…an Android watch that works with iOS. Well, on a technicality. The all-too-cleverly-named Android SmartWatch is not, actually, a watch that runs Android. Android is the name of the watch company, which has had the rights to name its products Android since before Google ever made its mobile operating system. Unlike the Omate TrueSmart, which is an actual Android OS watch, the Android SmartWatch is just another smartwatch with design ambitions.Android previously made traditional watches, but this is the company’s first smartwatch. Based on pure features, it’s pretty packed: music control, a speaker/microphone for dialing and answering calls via your wrist, voice memo, pedometer, calculator, stopwatch, notifications, incoming calls…maybe this is the superwatch. Most features apparently work when paired to both Android or iOS phones, except for text messages on iOS (which is weird, because other watches like the Pebble have achieved this).

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