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April 21, 2015

LG confirms the G Watch doesn’t have WiFi built-in

by John_A

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With Android Wear 5.1 expected to bring the WiFi feature to smartwatches, there has been much speculation about which devices will get the feature. Bad news awaits early adopters of the Android Wear platform as LG has confirmed that its G Watch will not get the WiFi feature when the new update is rolled out over the coming weeks.

This is perhaps the only Android Wear smartwatch out there that doesn’t support WiFi due to lack of necessary hardware. LG has mentioned that the G Watch R and the Watch Urbane come with WiFi preinstalled, so these devices should get the feature as scheduled.

Strangely, the Samsung Gear Live which was announced alongside the G Watch in mid 2014 was revealed to have a WiFi chip built in by teardowns, so it’s likely that the Samsung wearable will receive support for the feature as well.

Motorola and Sony have openly confirmed that their devices (Moto 360 and Sony SmartWatch 3) will be getting the WiFi feature with Android Wear 5.1. The ASUS ZenWatch has also been revealed to be packing WiFi support.

That leaves the LG G Watch to be the only device at this point which will not have support for the feature. The smartwatch will still receive the all new app-drawer, contacts, emojis and some other nifty features, so not all hope is lost for the users.

Do you own a G Watch? What do you make of the news?

Via: Phandroid

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