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This article was published on August 21, 2015

The LG G Watch R no longer needs a Bluetooth connection

The LG G Watch R no longer needs a Bluetooth connection
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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LG has announced that its second smartwatch, the G Watch R, will soon be able to receive notifications and other information over Wi-Fi.

The new feature will arrive with a firmware over-the-air update over the next few days along with the latest version of Android Wear, and will negate the need for a Bluetooth connection to users’ phones for receiving alerts.

That should help users save a bit of their phones’ battery life as well. It’s a small, but handy update for owners of LG’s first smartwatch, that went on sale at the end of 2014 for $299.

➤ LG G Watch R

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