LG has its own 3G-enabled smartwatch up its sleeve

LG is planning to launch a smartwatch with its own mobile data connection, a filing to regulators in the United States has revealed.

Following the launch of the 3G-enabled Samsung Gear S, LG is planning a similar device according to an FCC filing.

The watch, set to run Android Wear, is likely to allow users to operate the smartwatch independently of a smartphone, meaning they could access connected services and make voice calls.

Currently, LG’s G Watch and rounded G Watch R require users to be hooked up to a smartphone via Bluetooth in order to access connected service.

While the device is still likely to hook up to smartphones via Bluetooth, the presence of a data connection will mean that a phone won’t be necessary to receive emails, social networking notifications and more.

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Via: GforGames