Google has announced on their product forums that Android 5.1.1 has started rolling out to Android Wear devices. Several users online are reporting that the LG G Watch R and LG G Watch have already begun receiving the update.
The LG Watch Urbane shipped with the 5.1.1 update, which adds some new features for Wear. The more exciting features include wrist gestures, always-on apps, and Wi-Fi for Android Wear watches that are Wi-Fi capable. Google kindly provided a list of the watches that can take advantage of the Wi-Fi addition in 5.1.1:
- LG Watch Urbane
- Moto 360
- Sony Smartwatch 3
- Samsung Gear Live
Google usually takes their sweet time with OTAs, but it is good news that the update is on the way to everyone with a Android Wear device. I have personally been using 5.1.1 on my Urbane for a few weeks and find the wrist gestures and Wi-Fi features to be particularly convenient. The Wi-Fi has allowed me to extend battery life quite a bit when I am at the office or home most of the day. If you are interested in the new look or features of 5.1.1 check out my unboxing of the LG Watch Urbane on my Youtube channel, and look out for my full review in the next week! Anyone get 5.1.1 for their watch yet?
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