Android Wear has been updated to include cellular support. This eliminates the need for the smartwatch to be paired with a smartphone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to function properly. Google says that their new version of Android Wear OS will automatically switch the smartwatch to a cellular connection when needed assuming it has a 3G or LTE SIM installed.
The Android Wear device will function normally and independently even if it means leaving your smartphone at home. Users will also be able to answer and make calls directly from their smartwatch running the latest Android Wear OS without the need for a smartphone to be close by.
The first Android Wear that will contain this feature will be the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE. The new LG smartwatch will feature LTE support as well as a 480 x 480 P-OLED display to make it easier for users to read important information on their smartwatch.
The LG Urbane 2nd Edition LTE is now available online in the US from AT&T and pre-orders are available from Verizon. The smartwatch costs $300 (about RM1310). There are no word on when the new LG smartwatch will arrive in Malaysia although it is said that LG will be rolling out the smartwatch to customers worldwide starting this month with United States and Korea being the first to receive them.
(Source: Android Blog)