Wonderful news from Google, as smartwatches and wearables otherwise known as android wear receive cellular connectivity. Android Wear have been part of one of the latest trends of our digital age. Their users can access their emails, check social media and even make phone calls if the device is connected via Bluetooth or WiFi to their mobile phones. Well, that last part is about to change.
Google recently announced that some models of Android Wear will be able to connect to mobile data by themselves, without a mobile phone nearby. The first model of such type comes from LG and is named LG Watch Urbane, the second Edition LTE. This will be very useful for people during activities which don’t require phones, like exercising at the gym or going for a jog. Taking into consideration that phones nowadays are becoming larger and larger and that doesn’t seem to change very soon, we can easily see the utility of an independent smartwatch. Take for instance that moment when you are shopping with your hands full of bags of groceries and you receive an unfortunate phone call. You won’t need to awkwardly prop your phone between your neck and your shoulder and answering will no longer be difficult. And let’s not forget about the horrid days when we forget our phones at home, and are disconnected from our virtual reality for a whole working day.
It is important to notice that the second LTE edition of LG Watch Urbane is currently the only smartwatch announced to be independent from a mobile phone. However, we can expect more models to come from different companies, as it happens with every innovation. The smartwatch will be released this month, starting in the United States and South Korea, but it you can find it online in a pre-sale by AT&T or Verizon. As for the specifications of the watch, its resolution display will be 480 X 480, it will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset and a battery of 570mAh. The internal memory will support up to 768 Mb RAM and 4GB storage. It will have a classical design and three buttons for accessing shortcuts. Last but not least, the LG watch is compatible with Android and iOS operating systems, but some features might be different between the two.
Today, our dependence on electronic devices thrives as android wear receive cellular connectivity. This new option gives us the possibility to use our mobility, but will we make the most out of it, or will we continue to be the slaves of our own devices?
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