Architectural differences between wearable platforms

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Overview

Apps developed in Android Wear, Tizen, and watchOS can be either standalone or companion type.  Standalone apps run on the device itself while companion apps primarily run on the phone and the watch displays the UI.  Those that require data can fetch it over Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connection, or cellular in the case of the Samsung Gear S/S2 and LG Urbane 2nd Edition LTE.

Aside from availability of third party applications, the main difference between platforms is in their abilities Read the rest