The world of wearable technology is surely changing, and it is up to the masses to embrace it of course. Smartwatches are seen to be the next generation of devices that will bring mobile electronics to a whole new level, and so far, we have seen examples released including the recently announced Samsung Gear Live, not to mention the soon-to-arrive and drool-worthy Moto 360 from Motorola. What does Samsung’s bitter rival, LG, have on the plate in order to provide some level of competition? Why, the LG G Watch, of course!
The LG G Watch will also run on Android Wear just like the Samsung Gear Live, whereby Android Wear is Google’s latest operating system that will extend the Android platform all the way to cater for wearables. As a wrist wearable device, it will boast of a button-less design, appealing to the masses thanks to its simple and minimalist design, accompanied by quick and “glance-able” access to useful information and seamless connectivity with other Android devices, so that users will be able to remain connected wherever, whenever.
Strip away everything on the outside of the LG G Watch, and you get a powerful and energy-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor running proceedings from within with a clock speed of 1.2GHz. When it is paired to a low power consuming Always-On 1.65-inch IPS display that boasts of true-to-life color reproduction, you can be sure that your LG G Watch ought to live up to its reputation that enhances the functionality of Android smartphones as it provides quick access to useful information. Apart from that, the Always-On screen also makes life easier when it comes to telling the current time with but a glance.
It will use Bluetooth to hook up to a compatible smartphone so that you can check out incoming messages, see who is calling, control music playback and more, all without having to remove your smartphone from the pocket or bag. Other hardware specifications include 4GB of internal memory, 512MB RAM, a 400mAh battery, and dust- and water-resistance.
Available for pre-order on the Google Play Store, it will arrive in key markets such as the United States, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Korea and Japan. Expect it to arrive in 27 markets after that, although pricing details have yet to be determined.