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Google Takes Smartwatch Edge with Notifications

Google added iPhone support to Android Wear smartwatches in August, and Pebble watches have been able to pair with the iPhone since the first version launched in 2013. Samsung’s new Gear S2 doesn’t work with iPhones right now, but the company is reportedly considering it. Given that the iPhone eats up 92% of smartphone profits, it makes sense for companies to target high-end smartphone users who may have more money to spend on accessories. The tragedy here is that these smartwatches are almost always better when paired with an Android phone instead. I’d go so far as to say they’re barely worth considering with an iPhone, which is too bad, because some of the best ideas in wearable tech are coming from devices other than the Apple Watch.

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