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Manchester City launches Android Wear matchday app

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By John McCarthy | Media editor

February 6, 2015 | 3 min read

Manchester City has launched a new matchday app for the Android smartwatch granting fans access to key match day moments such as team sheet announcements, goal alerts and other significant events.

The Barclays Premier League champions are claiming to be the first football team in the world to have launched a wearable technology companion app granting access to matchday stats and commentary.

Those in possession of an Android Watch and an Android phone can download the ‘CityMatchday Wear’ app on the Google Play store.

Diego Gigliani, director of media and fan relationship management at MCFC, said: “We recognise the smartwatch 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.

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“For those fans who want to keep up with all the action but are unable to watch the game, having CityMatchday Wear on their Android watches will allow them to go about their busy days while receiving key updates related to our matches as they happen.”

As part of the app launch, four members of City’s Cityzen membership programme will win an Android Watch allowing them to make full use of the app.

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