Android wear update brings WiFi connectivity to LG G Watch R

With the latest Android Wear update, LG’s first round wearable device, G Watch R, will become Wi-Fi capable, allowing users to receive notifications and other information on their watch even without a Bluetooth connection.

In coming days, LG’s G Watch, G Watch R and Watch Urbane devices will all become more versatile once the Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) update is rolled out.

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In addition to G Watch R’s new Wi-Fi capabilities, all three LG devices will now support interactive watch faces available for download from Google Play.

Interactive watch faces allow users to tap on specific areas of the watch display in order to see additional related information.

The latest update also will allow LG’s Android Wear devices to support useful apps that perform specific functions, such as displaying a four-day weather forecast or performing translations in numerous foreign languages right on the watch itself.

The LG G Watch R is the world’s first watch-style wearable to feature a fully circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display.

LG G Watch R features a classic design encased in durable stainless steel and aluminum powered by a 410mAh battery, the largest in an Android Wearable to date.

Powered by 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM, LG G Watch R is protected from dust and water resistant for up to 30 minutes at a maximum depth of one meter. The G Watch R is compatible with any 22mm wide watch strap.

 

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