Android Wear 4.4W.2 build KNX01Q has begun rolling out on LG G Watches today, and among the most important updates you will find GPS support and Offline Music support. These updates solve a nagging problem Gear users have been having: not being able to listen to offline music via Bluetooth and not being able to track activities without a phone. The LG G Watch is the first Wear device which benefits from these interesting additions so far.
Sadly, G Watch doesn’t have an incorporated GPS chip, so the support will not be that much helpful by itself. The only Gear device that will benefit from the GPS support feature will be Sony Smartwatch 3 which will receive the update “soon”, as shown on the Play Store.
LG G Watch is now capable of pairing with Bluetooth audio devices and, even if it is still unclear how you can transfer your music to the watch, you can play existing music. It is also unclear if the new Play Music option initiates playback only from the phone or from the watch as well when it is disconnected. Another update to the Android app on the phone may completely unlock the music option.
The update is released in stages and most people will have to patiently wait for the update.
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