Having an LTE connected smartwatch comes with many benefits: get your notifications, play and control your music, use turn-by-turn navigation, and more. All without needing to take out your smartphone, or even having it next to you.
Because it is a connected device it does have its own phone number, but you shouldn’t have to worry about managing multiple numbers or telling friends to save two numbers in case you call from the watch. That’s where 4G LTE technology and Verizon Messages together can create that single phone number experience to call and text from either device, using your smartphone’s number.
Here is how to set that experience up.
Smartphone Set Up
If Verizon Messages is already your default messenger for texting on a smartphone then you’re already one step ahead. If not, you’ll need to download and/or open up the Messages+ app, and then make it your default before continuing.
You’ll also need to turn on Advanced Calling through the settings menu on a compatible smartphone. Advanced Calling is currently available on over 30 smartphones across Android, iOS, and Windows. And some newer devices even have it activated out-of-box.
LG Watch Urbane™ 2nd Edition LTE Set Up
Once the smartphone is ready, pairing the smartwatch to the smartphone’s number can be done in 3 simple steps.
1. From the watch home screen swipe left
2. Select “Calling Setup” from the options listed and follow on screen instructions
3. Confirm your smartphone’s number
Now that the devices are paired you can view and respond to texts messages, make and receive calls using your smartphone’s number; even if the smartphone isn’t nearby.
The LG Watch Urbane™ 2nd Edition LTE is now available for purchase for $499.99 full retail, or $449.99 with new two-year activation. For a limited time, get $100 off the smartwatch when purchasing an LG G5 or LG V10 on device payment.
Customers can visit the Verizon Messages support page for more information around the app and it’s features.
Albert Aydin is a Verizon Wireless analyst for Corporate Communications focusing on the latest and greatest wireless devices. He writes about smartphones, tablets, mobile hotspots and all the cool things you can do using 4G LTE. He also writes about those upcoming devices en Español. He was a Verizon Wireless summer intern throughout his college years before joining the team full time in 2010.