Android Wear adds LTE cellular support

by XB on 12th November 2015

in Android


Android Wear LTE CellularGoogle has announced that the latest version of Android Wear will add additional connectivity in terms of cellular support. Some Android Wear devices already support Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, but the addition of cellular support means that you will be able to stay connected even when you’re not tethered to your phone.

As soon as you are out of range of your phone, Android Wear will automatically connect you to a cellular connection. This means even being able to take calls on a watch, via speaker or Bluetooth headset. Obviously, no Sony SmartWear devices support this functionality at present, but we could see this in an upcoming SmartWatch 4 or other Sony device.

These type of LTE smartwatches will share phone numbers with your phone, although a flip side of this technology is likely to be higher battery drain. The first Android Wear watch to support cellular is the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, which will be available to US customers through AT&T and Verizon. Google says it will be available internationally in the coming months.

  • ChilliPSco

    I looked at buying the Urbane, but decided against it and was going to wait until the 2nd Edition hit UK shores. I also looked at the SmartWatch 3 for a long while and I’ve decided against buying that as I felt it underwhelmed in so many areas. I hope Sony are working on a SmartWatch 4, but at the moment I can quite easily do without.

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  • Apollo89

    If it can connect to cellular networks without being tethered to your phone, this means it needs its own SIM card?

  • Christian Kogler

    I have a phone, I use it as a phone. I also have a watch and I use it as a watch. I see no benefit in buying a second SIM card with contract only to use my watch as a phone. It would be easier to use the SIM card from my phone in my watch and use my phone as a watch while using my watch as a phone. Somehow I’m confused now. Well, who cares…I lost faith in modern society as my friend bought a toothbrush with bluetooth and iPhone-app.

  • theskig

    I really don’t care about SIM support. I still have a phone.
    What about adding the handsfree to Wear? That will be more intresting.

  • bilomar

    I’m just gonna leave this here

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