Android Wear Watches Now Work With the iPhone

Loyal iPhone users just got even more choices of wearables.

— -- The Apple Watch just got some competition from Android Wear.

Google announced in a blog post today that newer wearables running the open source platform will also have iPhone compatibility.

Android Wear owners can download a free app to their iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6 or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2 or later. After pairing their watch with their phone, users should be all set to take advantage of the watch's always-on displays, fitness tracking and a savvy assistant to answer questions and give reminders.

There have been reports of the app also working with older Android Wear watches, according to 9to5Google. The official word from Google, however, is the app will work with the LG Watch Urbane and all future editions of the devices released by various companies including Huaiwei, Asus and Motorola.