G for Games has spotted a set of FCC documents which reveal an elongated LG-VC100LG smartwatch with 3G capabilities, which means that it won’t have to rely on a tethered smartphone for a data connection.
As with the Samsung Gear S, you’ll need a separate data-only SIM card if you want to take advantage of this untethered freedom, which will probably mean having to fork out for a second monthly contract.
We’re not entirely convinced that receiving emails on your wrist while you’re out running without a phone is worth that extra cost, but it could be useful for phone-free navigation we suppose.
There’s no word on pricing or release dates at this early stage, but we do know that it’ll be a little smaller than the curvy Samsung Gear S and will presumably be running Android Wear.
Stay tuned for more info, as and when we get it.
Source: G for Games