LG is one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, and at the same time one of the biggest tech companies in the world as well. This Korea-based smartphone OEM has actually announced a couple of Android Wear-powered smartwatches thus far, and was one of the two first OEMs to announce the Android Wear-powered smartwatch, next to Samsung. LG has unveiled the LG G Watch back in June 2014, and that thing is still a really solid smartwatch, though truth be told, it’s not exactly the most appealing one in terms of the design. LG has decided to change that, and the company has announced the LG G Watch R in October last year.
The LG G Watch R is, unlike the G Watch, made out of metal and sports circular shape. I guess we can say that the G Watch R sports a sporty, and yet classy look. Anyhow, the G Watch R has been around for quite some time now, and LG has announced earlier that the watch is getting an update really soon. The G Watch R is not the only LG smartwatch that will be getting that update, the LG Watch Urbane will also be getting it. The G watch R and Urbane will get the Wi-Fi capability with the upcoming update, and keep in mind that this update will be rolling out to users all over the world in the next couple of days. In their press release, LG has also mentioned that all three of their current Android Wear-powered smartwatches will also support interactive watch faces Google has announced quite recently, which will let you tap on a specific area on the display in order to access certain info directly. This is a very nice addition by Google, considering that it’ll make watchfaces / smartwatches a lot more functional
There you have it folks, the LG G Watch R and Watch Urbane are currently getting the latest FOTA (Firmware Over-the-Air) update from LG. If the update doesn’t arrive to your device today, hang tight, it will certainly arrive over the next couple of days, at least according to LG.