Apple Watch is not released yet and we still have to wait till April 2015 but it looks like Apple lovers especially the developers have started focusing on the Smart watches. Many believe the launch of Apple Watch will change the market of smart watches and it will be a positive change. Apple itself is targeting to go for 5 million Apple Watches in the first phase and the figure is same as of the original iPad.
Right now the biggest wearable OS is Android Wear and there are a lot of smart watches in the market running Android wear like Motorola Moto 360, LG G Watch R and Samsung Galaxy Gear. But the Android Wear has a lot of limitations and among those the biggest is inability to communicate with iOS devices. Certainly if Android Wear was able to communicate with iOS, many Apple fans would be enjoying the Android Wear smart watches with their iPhones but Google did not try to fill this space yet.
But this is not the case with developers, they do not believe in the limitations and boundaries and we always get news about minor innovations of which some become really cool ‘inventions’. Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh who is known for different modules made for Xposed framework has released a very brief video in which he hacks the Android Wear running on Moto 360 using iPhone.
Abu-Garbeyyeh claimed it does not require Jailbreaking your iOS device he used Apple’s official APIs to send notification over Bluetooth connection. The developer also said it works like Pebble does. Although it was not mentioned if the developer made any changes in the Android Wear version running on the Moto 360 watch.
Despite the great effort, it is still a long way to cover the communication gap between the Android Wear and iOS devices. Message sending is another thing and making things like apps to play with Data and communicate between the two different platforms is a completely different thing.
Let’s wait for the Apple Watch and then we will see what the future of Smart watches is. Do you have something to add to the story, do share with us in comments section.