Manchester City are the first football club in the world to offer a wearable match day app, which was released for the Android Watch ahead of Saturday’s game against Hull City.
The CityMatchday Wear app alerts Android Watch users every time there’s a significant event in the game, such as team sheet announcements, goal alerts, penalties, red cards, and “other select City commentary”. The club also awarded Android Watches to four fans who took part in a special competition.
Diego Gigliani, Director of Media and Fan Relationship Management at MCFC, said:
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.
“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.
“With millions of City fans worldwide, many won’t be able to watch all our matches live, whether in the stadium or on TV. 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.”