The simple one word answer for the question does Apple Watch work with android is NO. It doesn’t work like that. To be precise, Apple watch only works with IPhones. It won’t even connect with IPods or IPads even. So if you have an Android phone and have an Apple watch, then you are out of luck because you must need an IPhone to connect your Apple Watch. The Apple watch was specifically designed for that.
So if you want to use an Apple watch then you must need an IPhone to set up that watch because there is no way you can do it with a normal android phone. So don’t waste your time trying to do it because you can’t do it.
After you set up the Apple watch, you can’t pair it with an android phone either. You can only pair it with only an Apple phone (IPhone) after you set it up.
But there is one workaround. Thanks to watchOS7 and family setup, you can pair your Apple watch with another IPhone that belongs to someone you know. If you choose this method instead of pairing it with your own IPhone, then you will miss some features of your watch but you will have the ability to use the watch independently. But the owner of that IPhone must be someone you trust (a close friend or a family member) because they have the ability to check the activities of the watch. So they should not do that and should respect your privacy.
There is Hope?
Apple will never make a watch that can be paired with an android phone. It is an absolute sure. They won’t even make a version of that even. But it is safe to say that in the future, you might be able to use an Apple watch independently. So you won’t need an IPhone to set it up and pair it up. You can simply buy an Apple watch and use it to the fullest without the need of an IPhone.
If that happens then you can use all the features of the watch without any issue. You will be able to use Blood and Oxygen app, ECG app, High and Low heart rate notifications, irregular heart rhythm notification, sleeping app, wash up count down and many more.
So basically if you have a proper Apple watch, it will monitor all your physical activities so you can see for yourself if you are living a healthy life or if you need to change your life habits. Currently it’s only possible only if you have an Apple watch with an IPhone to pair it with. But hopefully in the near future, you won’t need an IPhone to get all these features and many more. You can simply get a good Apple watch and get all these facilities.