October 21, 2014

LG G Watch: What We Know

GWatch

It was almost two months ago we were first introduced to LG’s first smartwatch, the G Watch, along with it’s competitor the Moto 360 and their operating system, Android Wear. While Motorola was a lot quicker to share details on their circular watch, the G Watch was more mysterious. But weeks and weeks have passed and we have been gifted with bits of information and pictures of the G Watch along the way, including (finally) a promo video on May 11th. Here’s what we know so far:

  • We know the watch is powered by Android Wear, the new wearable Android OS by Google powering only the G Watch and the Moto 360 so far, but more unconfirmed devices expected to use it later this year. Android Wear utilizes Google Now to tell you information when and where you need it most
  • We know the device will use wireless charging, but LG has yet to reveal exactly how it will work.
  • The G Watch will feature a metal body, similar to the Gear 2, but is lighter and more subtle than the Gear 2.
  • The strap of it is removable and can be swapped out for a metal or leather one, depending on your tastes.
  • The watch will come in either Stealth Black or Champagne Gold (white)
  • The screen will be “always on” but will not use an OLED or e-ink deiplay, meaning it could most likely be an LCD display which might be bad news for the battery life.
  • The watch will be dust and waterproof, meaning this smartwatch is intended for outdoor use
  • We also know that the device will cost no more than £180, meaning it will be priced cheaper than the Gear 2.

Of course the final product has not been released for hands-on impressions, so some things may change.