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The LG G Watch R getting WiFi connectivity feature with a minor update

LG G Watch R

Although Google is said to be bringing support for WiFi on its range of Android Wear devices, some devices didn’t get it even with the latest system update, something which the owners of the LG G Watch R will complain about.

However, that’s changing today with the smartwatch now getting a small maintenance update which finally enables support for pairing devices over a WiFi network. The wearable was previously limited to pairing only through Bluetooth, so this feature will be welcomed by the users.

The smartwatch can alternate between WiFi and Bluetooth accordingly, which is crucial if you’re away from a WiFi network for a large part of the day. Google’s new Android Wear 5.1.1 update also introduces features like emojis, contacts and a revamped app drawer, which should breath a fresh life into your favorite wearable.

For those wondering, all Android Wear smartwatches (with the exception of the LG G Watch) support the WiFi feature. Google has already begun sending out the update for the ASUS ZenWatch, the Sony SmartWatch 3 as well as a couple of other wearables, so most Android Wear devices should have this new update by now.

Source: Androidworld.nl – Translated

Via: Phone Arena