Ah, Android Wear. I’ve certainly sung it’s praises a little too much here on n3rdabl3, so much so I dedicated an entire column to Android wear in this months eMagazine, but this is less about Android Wear and more about LG’s G Watch, their first smartwatch which runs Google’s wearable OS.
Last month when Google revealed all on Android Wear, HTC, Morotola, and LG all revealed that they’ll be supporting the new OS by releasing smartwatches that run it. Little detail was released along side each, but Motorola did come out and reveal more information on the Moto 360, LG have promised more info soon, but we’re still yet to hear any definitive details.
“The LG G Watch powered by Android Wear will present a low barrier to entry for developers and offer the best Google experience for users. LG engineers worked closely with Google from the initial stages of development to ensure that the LG G Watch worked perfectly with Android Wear. This is LG’s fourth device developed in close collaboration with Google following the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition.” said LG in a press release.
LG have opted for the more square, rectangular shape for their smartwatch which will come with what looks like a plastic/rubber strap. LG are yet to release full specifications of the device, but have stated that more information will be revealed in the coming months. Most likely at Google I/O in June.
The LG G Watch will have no buttons at all suggesting that it’ll be a well built device with a touch screen. There’s also word that straps are interchangeable. Pocket-lint also suggests that the LG G Watch will be going on sale in the UK before July with a price of around £180.