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Video: Here’s how you can use the Moto 360 with an iPhone or iPad right now

Published May 11th, 2015 8:15PM EDT
Moto 360: Android Wear to iPhone Connection
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Google is supposedly working on making Android Wear smartwatches compatible with iPhone, which might be a clever way to combat Apple’s popular Apple Watch. However, while Google has yet to release Android Wear support for iOS, you can already connect Android Wear devices to iPhone and iPad.

Now, a new video shows you exactly how to do it with a Moto 360.

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Motorola’s smartwatch is one of the most popular Android Wear watches that has been released so far, and the device has probably caught the attention of some iPhone users as well. Officially, the smartwatch only works with Android smartphones, but Jeremy Judkins’s short video shows you how to connect it to your iPhone or iPad.

As Judkins points out, the procedure might not work all the time, so you’ll have to keep trying if it fails. Furthermore, an Android smartphone is still required to run the Moto 360 app component that connects to the iPhone. That means iPhone users would still need access to an Android handset compatible with Android Wear gadgets to complete the set up.

Assuming this requirement is met, users will simply have to download a couple of apps, one for Android and one for iOS, to complete the process. Wear Connect for iOS is available in the Google Play Store, and it has to be installed on the Moto 360. The BLE Utility application can be found in the iOS App Store, and has to be installed on an iPhone or iPad.

Once that’s done the Moto 360 can be paired with the iPhone and/or iPad, at which point iOS notifications should start appearing on the Moto 360.

For more details, check the video below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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