People will now be able to use their wearable in doing simple tasks which are usually done with mobile devices.
Google has just added cellular connectivity to Android Wear, allowing smartwatches and wearables to perform certain tasks that include taking calls, sending and receiving SMS, getting search results and more. This means that users will now be able to accomplish tasks that are otherwise dependent on an Internet or Wi-Fi connectivity.
"Today, we're bringing cellular support to Android Wear, so you can stay connected in even more places," wrote Peter Ludwig, Android Wear product manager, in an official blog post. "No more worrying about Bluetooth or Wi-Fi - your watch will automatically switch to a cellular connection when you're out of range."
At the time of the roll-out, the post also noted that users will find the feature being available in the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE. As the wearable is being dubbed the first Android Wear watch that has cellular support, customers should expect that the update would extend to more Android Wear smartwatches in the coming days.
The wearable from LG is now available in the U.S. through AT&T and Verizon. It will also become available to the rest of the world in the coming months.
The LG Watch Urbane features a trio of buttons that offer quick access to the wearer's most-often used functionalities. These include list of contacts, the LG Health fitness app and the watch face for checking the time. It boasts of P-OLED display with a high resolution of 480 by 480 which makes it easy for the wearer to read on the watch face in whatever lighting situation. Other exciting features to look out for include a built-in heart rate monitor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 768MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, non-removable Li-Ion 570 mAh battery and IP67 certification. It's available in color options of Signature Brown, Opal Blue and Space Black.
"As long as your watch and phone are connected to a cellular network, you'll be able to use your watch to send and receive messages, track fitness, get answers from Google, and run your favorite apps," said Ludwig.