Android Wear gadgets such as the Fossil Q, second-generation Moto 360 and the expensive Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch do not play nice with Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The issue was unveiled after the latest flagship smartphones rolled out in September.
August 2015 was the time when Google debuted iOS support to Android Wear, and some Android powered devices such as the Moto 360 ran smoothly alongside iOS phones. There is little question of Android Wear matching Apple Watch's capabilities, but for gadget fans on a budget, non-Apple wearables are a good option.
However, multiple reports indicate that the most recent handset from Apple refuses to accept some Android Wear as matching accessory.
So far, it looks like iPhone 7 is unwilling to cooperate with the following gadgets from the Android Wear line: the 2015 edition of Moto 360 and Moto 360 Sport, Tag Heuer Connected, Fossil Q Founder and Asus Zenwatch 2.
The wearable list features brands that have quite some traction, with Moto 360 leading the pack in terms of popularity.
Reviewers complain that the watches freeze during the setup process of pairing the Android Wear with the iPhone.
Apple recently had a problem which temporarily caused some glitch behavior on Android Wear devices that attempted to pair with iOS 10 carrying phones. In the iOS 10.0.2 release the issue was resolved; however, it seems that the hardware incompatibilities are sabotaging the Google-Apple synergy.
Android Wear developers are acknowledging the "serious pairing issue" and are looking for ways to get rid of it. Only this week, the Android Wear app for iOS received two updates, but that did not bring more success to iPhone 7 pairing attempts.
There is the chance that a firmware update will be required in order to place the devices in the same compatibility sphere with the iPhone 7.
As the smartwatches cannot pair with the smartphone, even installing updates might get tricky. Android Wear products have to be paired with a handset in order to get update. That means users would have to load the fix via another iOS device (read: not an iPhone 7).
To make matters worse, some users are complaining that after a failed Android Wear/iOS 10 pairing attempt, they cannot match the wearable gadgets with earlier versions of iOS, either.
However, the demographic affected by this issue is probably quite thin, as the iPhone/Android Wear match is rather a rare sight among users.
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