Android Wear update enables LG G Watch R Wi-Fi, brings interactive watch faces

Back in May, Google launched a new version of Android Wear, one that would enable smartwatches to function in a smart way via Wi-Fi, without the need of a constant Bluetooth connection to your smartphone. The first watch to sport this feature was the LG Watch Urbane, but Google (and some OEMs) promised that Wi-Fi capabilities will be enabled on smartwatches already present in the market. The LG G Watch R (which is basically the Watch Urbane, and vice versa) was left out and LG promised a refresh to enable Wi-Fi will be rolling out sometime in Q3.

Well, that time is now, as, according to the official Android Developers Blog, the LG G Watch R Wi-Fi function will be enabled via the Android Wear update that also brings interactive watch faces.

As far as the bigger picture is concerned –interactive watch faces– we’ve already heard reports of this coming a little more than a month ago. These new watch faces will be able to detect taps in the home screen in order to allow users some customization options as the watch faces can change their designs, reveal more information, or even launch a specific app. You can read more about these new interactive watch faces at the source link below.

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Source: Android Official Blog, Android Developers Blo

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