LG G Watch R to receive Wi-Fi connectivity in a future "maintenance update"
The more curious among you might be left wondering why other AW smartwatches, such as the Moto 360, Sony SmartWatch 3, and Samsung Gear Live, automatically started beaming and receiving Wi-Fi signals after the Wear 5.1.1 update hit them, while the LG G Watch R needs some special tuning under the hood. Well, it turns out LG's watch wasn't designed with Wi-Fi in mind either, but the company apparently has a way to make it work on its own. Unfortunately, it won't be doing the same for the original LG G Watch, probably because the device is discontinued - Google and other retailers stopped selling it in late April.
LG's full official statement is available in the links below. While you're at it, check out our review of the LG G Watch Urbane, the company's latest foray into Android Wear, or take a plunge into the depths of wearable madness with Chris's righteous outpour of anger at the Android Wear app.