AT&T today in a post to its blog revealed the Android-based smartwatches that will work with the carrier’s new NumberSync offering. The telecommunications provider revealed NumberSync in mid-October, saying that it would allow users to have a single phone number across multiple devices. In other words, devices like smartwatches will work on AT&T’s network instead of having to connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
Starting November 6, AT&T customers will be able to order the Samsung Gear S2 and LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, which will both be able to operate with NumberSync, allowing you to keep your phone number with you without having to have your smartphone on hand.
These are, so far, the only two smartwatches AT&T said will work with NumberSync, which is primarily because there just aren’t a lot of smartwatches out there that support cellular connectivity yet. In just a couple of years, cellular connectivity in smartwatches will no doubt be commonplace, but for now, Bluetooth will remain as the primary avenue of having your smartwatch fully functional.
Anyone plan on giving NumberSync a try with a new smartwatch on November 6?