Despite running a Google operating system, many Android Wear watches can link up with iOS devices, offering limited functionality. Or, at least, they could, but owners of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are reportedly unable to get their Android Wear watches connected to the new phone.
Google has acknowledged the problem on its product forums, stating that it’s a “serious pairing issue”, affecting the Tag Heuer Connected, Moto 360 (2015), Asus ZenWatch and Asus ZenWatch 2, as well as Fossil and Michael Kors smartwatches.
Google hasn’t stated what the exact problem is, but claims to be working to fix it as soon as possible, as well as having reported it to Apple.
Not built for Wear
It’s likely a hardware problem, given that users with other phones don’t seem to be experiencing the issue, even after updating to iOS 10.
But some claim that after trying to pair their smartwatch to an iPhone 7 they’re now unable to pair it with any iOS device, even ones running older versions of the software. So until there’s a solution or more information you might want to hold off on linking your Android Wear watch up to your iPhone 7 if you have an alternate phone you can use it with.
- The Apple Watch 2 has no problems with iOS, but doesn’t work with Android
posted by ConnectMe