LG G Watch to be the first Android Wear smartwatch, out next quarter
0. phoneArena 18 Mar 2014, 11:54 posted on
Google just announced its "extension" of the Android platform that is designed for smartwatches and other wearables, called Android Wear. We've been hearing that LG had the inside track on being the first out of the gate with an official Android smartwatch, and LG's has officially announced its first Android Wear device will be hitting store shelves next quarter...
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1. Eonnaydra (Posts: 215; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
This project is gonna kill iWatch if Apple won't make a similar thing like iCar.
2. Sauce (unregistered)
Such a gorgeous watch. Made me believe Apple isn't the only one who has potential in aesthetics for a smart watch
6. PBXtech (Posts: 994; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
Metal band version is sexy, I'll be checking that one out when it hits the market.
7. Sauce (unregistered)
No doubt about that man. I love it. THIS is what a smart watch should look like..ahem ahem Samsung....
This watch reminds me of one of my favorite watches.
8. Commentator (Posts: 2601; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Samsung is really going to have to bank on advertising this time around if their watches have any chance. People might sacrifice aesthetics when it comes to smartphones, but smartwatches are a different story. People are going to want something that looks good on their wrist, not just something that has cutting-edge specs.
9. Sauce (unregistered)
Very well said. +1
13. Taters (Posts: 3674; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Not really. Besides the moto 360, the Gear 2 Neo would be the next best looking watch so far IMO.
I find the gear 2,Neo much better looking that the pebble steel and the Sony. I don't see enough of this LG to comment on that yet.
15. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
Well.... IMO, the Pebble Steel blew the competition to 'kingdom come' when it comes to design :) I liked the Gear Fit though. Ultimately, it all comes down to personal preference.
10. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 407; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
Are you thinking that the display will be on 24/7? Would you still consider it great if it was like most other smartwatches and the display wasnt on when not in use? Picture in your head the 360 watch with the display off....Do you still think it looks great? To me, it would pretty much look like the rest of them, just more round. In no way would it look like an actual watch.
3. Commentator (Posts: 2601; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Well, I certainly hope they don't put the buttons on the back this time.
5. Sauce (unregistered)
12. Topcat488 (Posts: 1180; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
I only see unnecessary comments from Samsung haters.
14. winter_hat (Posts: 106; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
None of these will sell enough to make any money for any of the manufacturers. There's just not enough fans per company that will be interested in a watch. However, Apple's iWatch will sell many millions. They have the most rabid fans. And their design team isn't running this race...they are making sure it's right...the first time.