How To Check If Your Device Is Compatible With Android Wear

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How To Check If Your Device Is Compatible With Android Wear

Yesterday at the Google I/O developer conference, the company announced some exciting new stuff related to the Android platform. The company also demonstrated its Android Wear SDK to show off how the wearable will function. While the new Android Wear platform definitely sounds exciting, but before grabbing a smartwatch running on it, you should first learn whether your Android smartphone or tablet is compatible with Android Wear.

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Android Wear compatibility check

As announced at the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) I/O, you can preorder the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live right now, and Moto 360 is coming later this year. All these three smartwatches run on Android Wear. However, do you know if your Android device is compatible with Android Wear?

Fortunately Google has made this process very simple. From your Android smartphone or tablet, visit this URL: http://g.co/WearCheck.

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Once there, you’ll be able to see a screen similar to the one above. This website will tell you if your device will play nice with Android Wear or not. It’s as simple as that, and you should definitely spend a minute doing this if you’re thinking to preorder any smartwatch running on Android Wear.

As per the instructions on Android’s official site, Android Wear should work just fine on Android phones running 4.3 or higher. So if you’re running on Android 4.3 or above, then you shouldn’t worry about any compatibility issues.

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