LG G Watch R receives update to add Wi-Fi capabilities

LG G Watch R receives update to add Wi-Fi capabilities
As expected, LG has started to send out updates to the LG G Watch R. The Android Wear powered smartwatch has a round dial, which explains the "R" in the name of the device.  Back in May, LG said that it would update the LG G Watch R so that the timepiece could have Wi-Fi connectivity. LG has apparently begun the process of disseminating the new files.

One of our loyal readers, who happens to live in Malaysia, sent us photographs of his LG G Watch R after the installation of the update. As you can see from the images, there is now a "Wi-Fi settings" option and a listing of Wi-Fi hotspots available for the timepiece to connect to.

The LG G watch R features a 1.3-inch P-OLED display, with a 320 x 320 resolution. A Snapdragon 400 CPU is inside the watch along with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and a 410mAh battery. The timepiece has an IP67 certification, allowing it to be submerged in up to 3.3 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes, without getting damaged.

Because the update is being sent out OTA, your LG G Watch R might not yet have received it. It could take a few days to arrive on your wrist, so be patient and soon your timepiece will have Wi-Fi connectivity.


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13 Comments

1. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

that strap is fugly

2. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Good thing for you it's a regular 42mm standard that is easy as cake to change.

4. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

I have them,it looks way better in real life than on images.

3. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Already received,works fine

5. Plutonium239

Posts: 1239; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

My friend has one, its a nice smart watch. The only thing is that the sleep tracking app he uses is supposed to pick up his snoring, but it never does. And it doesn't have built in gps. I still prefer my Microsoft Band over it.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why mention the snoring feature when MS band doesn't have it. Not to mention the MS Band doesn't have WiFi, and has very limited amount of storage. Only 64 mb of storage. So the MS band cannot store or play music. Where as every Android Wear device can. Also there is games like Half Life, Doom, gameboy emulators and more. I know for many who cares about the games. However I was trying to show how powerful Android Wear is compared to the MS Band. Plus the LG watch R has 3 times the resolution.

9. Plutonium239

Posts: 1239; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

The band is more of a fitness product and much more accurate at doing that than android wear. Who wants to play games on such a tiny screen? Also, who stores music on their watch? Gameboy emulators exist on Windows Phone(I have several). Many games are available on windows phone. There is very little point to connecting to wifi on your watch. It wouldn't be that hard to put control for music on the microsoft band(which you already can by using Cortana). Higher resolution than the Microsoft band has isn't important and drains battery faster. I get four days out of my band if I don't use my gps. Android wear is only for android, its not platform agnostic like the Microsoft Band. Anyone who cares about playing serious games uses full windows. Nothing can compete with Windows for gaming.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I did mention in my previous post saying who cares about games. Sure there is games on Android as well. That wasn't the point. I used that as an example to show you how powerful Android Wear is compared to MS band. If you would have read that in the first place. As far as storing music on the watch. I do, and its really great and very useful. When I go for a bike ride or jog. I don't have to carry my phone with me. I only need the watch and a Bluetooth headset. I have over 200 songs on my watch, plus apps. The MS band is good for fitness, however that's all its good for, since its hardware and software is very limiting. Remember the MS band is using a 120 mhz MCU and has 2 mb of ram. The Android Wear devices have a real CPU with a minimum of 1 GHz, with 512 mb of ram and 4 GB of storage. So its more of a mini computer on your wrist. Also you talk like Android Wear doesn't have or support a GPS when their is a Sony SmartWatch 3 that has a built in GPS and its Android Wear. The other thing you mention is Android Wear is only for Android. Well if you actually did some searches to see that there is some apps now for both Android Wear and iOS to allow your Android Wear to get notifications on iOS as well. If someone wanted to write an app for WP to talk to Android Wear then they could write that as well. However we both know that WP has next to no users, or apps. Your last line is so desperate to pump up Windows. Nothing can compete with Windows for gaming. That is why there is now mobile processors that offer 1 teraflop of computing power. The Xbox One is 1.3 teraflops. The PS/4 is 1.8 teraflops. Also why is there tons of mobile games now? I guess nobody is using their mobile devices for gaming, and everyone is still only using their PC's for gaming, right? Yeah, right.

14. Plutonium239

Posts: 1239; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

No one is playing Fallout 3, or New Vegas on their phones, no real games. Its pointless. Android is stupid when scaled up, which is why Windows holds onto the desktop market strongly and why Chrome OS has failed worse than Linux to get into that market.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Eat that Motorola 360.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

For a person that doesn't not own any smart watch you sure have a big stake in it.

12. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Why did it take this long and a software update to enable wifi?

13. one81one81

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

maybe they try to sell more lg g watch urbane first hahaha

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