Android Wear smartwatches already allow you to stay connected even when you don’t have your phone with you, features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow the wearable device to show who is calling or allow you to respond to messages even if the phone is another room. It really doesn’t come as a surprise that Google has confirmed that cellular support is coming to Android Wear, however the announcement does bring some details about how cellular connectivity will actually work on the wearable devices.
An LTE enabled Android Wear smartwatch will automatically switch over to the cellular connection once you’re out of range of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. As long as it’s connected to the cellular network you can continue to use the smartwatch to send and receive messages, use apps that require mobile data, use fitness tracking features and do much more, obviously you’ll be able to make and receive calls right from the wrist.
LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE is the first Android Wear smartwatch to feature cellular support, the smartwatch’s three buttons provides you with easy access to the LG Health Fitness app, your contacts list and the watch face to check the time.
The smartwatch is available for purchase from AT&T and Verizon in the United States, Google also says that customers across the globe will be able to pick up this wearable device in the coming months.