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Surprise! LG G Watch R Will Be Getting Wi-Fi Support With Latest Android Wear Update

The LG G Watch R is the most watch-like smartwatch – image: Ian Morris

There has been a lot of talk about which of the Android Wear devices would be getting Wi-Fi support. Originally tech sites had reported that the first round smartwatch from LG wouldn’t support Wi-Fi, but in a press release today the company confirms that it will be. Indeed chipmaker Qualcomm QCOM -1.69% has also told me that the G Watch R wouldn’t support Wi-Fi, which added to my surprise at this announcement today.

The LG G Watch, the G Watch R and the Watch Urbane will all be getting an update to the latest version of Android Wear in the coming weeks. Included in that update is switching on Wi-Fi – the Urbane already had this enabled – and interactive...