Only some Android Wear devices will get Wi-Fi even though all of them have required hardware

By April 25th, 2015 AT 2:45 AM

Google is bringing a laundry list of features to Android Wear based smartwatches with Android 5.1 Lollipop update. These features include a proper app launcher and scrolling through wrist gestures, but the most important feature is Wi-Fi connectivity. However, not every Android Wear owner would be ready for that.

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All these smartwatches are using chipsets which were meant to be used in smartphones, so all of them have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS connectivity. However, not all of them will be lucky enough to get Wi-Fi support. Why? Well, some of these devices have inbuilt Wi-Fi chip, thanks to Snapdragon 400 chipset, but they lack Wi-Fi antennas. Here’s a complete list of Android Wear based smartwatches and their support for Wi-Fi connectivity.

Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

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