The first limitation is probably one of the most frustrating, it is not possible to download and add any more Android Wear apps to the watch. Apple will not allow a second App Store so adding more content to the watch is impossible.
Putting that to one side I can honestly say that the last two weeks with the watch have not been too disappointing. I set up push notifications for all my key apps so was quickly getting all my notifications on my wrist. I could live with the inability to interact with the notifications other than dismissing them.
Before I explain my fairly big disappointment it is important to know how the watch pairs with a new iOS or Android device. To add a new phone or tablet you have to perform a factory reset of the watch. It is not possible to have more than one device synced at a time. Performing a factory reset erases everything from the watch including all the analytic data saved by the Moto Body app.
Last night apple pushed out an iOS update which I dutifully did this morning. Post update I found I was unable to connect my watch to the phone. It took me a few minutes of thinking before I realised that the reason it wouldn't connect was because the watch thought it was a new device.
I then had to go through the setup to pair a new device and before long I had my notifications streaming in to me. Later in the morning I went to see how my steps were going towards my new and challenging target set by Moto Body. It was at this moment I noticed that all my analytics had been lost. Of course they had been lost, I had performed a factory reset of the watch.
Very disappointed by this ...
My hopes for further updates
- Apple come to some agreement with Google to allow access to Android Wear apps to be installed on the watch.
- Future updates of the Android Wear app allow local saving of Moto Body data
I knew when I bought the Motorola moto 360 model 2 smart watch that there were going to be some areas of give and take especially as I will be pairing it with an iOS phone.