After being on the Play Store for a few years now, Android Wear’s companion app has finally managed to garner a total of 10 million downloads. Although that sounds good, the figure doesn’t say much about the app’s sales. It doesn’t indicate that only 10 million Android Wear units have been sold.
As Android Police reports, Google counts installs by account, not each download, so if somebody owns numerous Android Wear watches, that would still count as one download. Plus, it doesn’t even account for any Android Wear users on iOS.
Now, the Android Wear app, just like the Watch app on iOS, is essential for setting up any Android Wear watch. The app allows users to check on a watch’s status, change watch faces, adjust settings, and so on.
Earlier this year, Google launched Android Wear 2.0 along with the LG Watch Style and Watch Sport. Following its eight month release, Android Wear page disappeared from Google Store’s home page. The LG Watch Style and Watch Sport were also marked “no longer available”. However, finally after a while of hide and seek, Google’s Hoi Lam announced the Android Wear 2.0 in October.