Manchester City score with new Android Wear app

Premier League champs claim to be first football club in the world to go wearable
Man City score with Android Wear app

Poor old Stevan Jovetić, dropped from the Man City Champions League squad to make room for new star striker Wilfried Bony. But the good news is that the Montenegrin frontman will be able to keep up with everything that's going on with his team while he's stuck at home, without having to pull his phone out of his pocket, thanks to the new Manchester City Android Wear app.

The Premier League champions are claiming they are the first football team in the world to launch a wearable app and, because of time constraints and a general disinterest, we'll take their word for it.

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CityMatchday Wear has landed in Google Play, is free, and offers a joyous array of Man City related action such as team news, goal alerts, notifications for significant events like penalties and red cards, and commentary on the match action.

“CityMatchday Wear is another example of how we are constantly exploring and adopting new technology with the ultimate goal of improving the fan experience and strengthening fans’ engagement with the Club," said Diego Gigliani, director of Media and Fan Relationship Management.

"We recognise the smart watch market is still in its early stages but its popularity is projected to increase rapidly as new players come into the market. We’re thrilled to get in early and start discovering ways to tap into the devices’ potential.

It's certainly a useful app, for City fans, although Google Now does provide goal alerts already if you wish - albeit a touch randomly.

Make sure you check out our Android Wear guides:

How to set up and connect Android Wear

Getting music on Android Wear watches

How to install and use apps on Android Wear

Android Wear hidden secrets, tips and tricks

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