Apple’s big announcement came just this past September with the unveiling of Apple Watch. However, they’re not the first ones to wow audiences with this new tech; Google beat them to the punch when they announced Android Wear just a few months prior to the Apple launch.
To put things in perspective, Apple Watch isn’t exactly a revolutionary departure from the existing wearable market. In fact, there are quite a few aspects it has in common with Google’s wearable platform. The design guidelines for third-party apps released by Apple in November this year also puts things in the same perspective, as they are in fact, quite similar to those for Android Wear.