During the Google I/O Keynote, one of the things Google talked about was Android Wear. They presented a demo of the software, and announced two smartwatches, one of which can be purchased from the Australian Google Play Store right now. However, the one thing they didn’t mention, was which devices are compatible with Android Wear. Luckily there is a very simple way to check if your phone will work with a Wear device.
- Go to g.co/WearCheck on your Android device
- Read the results.
The site will detect your phone and let you know if your phone is compatible. If you get the nice big green check marks, like the photo above, you are good to go. Android Wear only works with devices running Android 4.3 or higher if you can’t be bothered checking the website. Most newer devices will be ok, but if your phone is a bit older it may be time to upgrade if you want to use a device with Android Wear. The bad news for all you Apple fans, iPhones are not compatible.
Have you purchased a new Android Wear smartwatch yet or are you planning to?