A new image of the LG G Watch looks as bland as the first

A new image of the LG G Watch looks as bland as the first
Okay, so maybe the headline isn't really all that fair, because the LG G Watch is planned to be the low-cost kickstart to the Android Wear ecosystem. It is planned as something of a developer reference device, and so there isn't a huge amount going into the hardware design. Even so, the G Watch is fairly bland in its hardware design.

The first image of the device that came out when it was initially announced didn't give much of a look at the smartwatch; it basically looked like a plain black plastic rectangle. LG released a new mockup of the device today (which is a blatant render on a CG arm), and it doesn't really do anything to change our initial impression. It looks exactly like what you'd picture if someone asked you to imagine a generic smartwatch. 

The LG G Watch is planned as the first Android Wear device on the market, and has been slated for a Q2 2014 release. The general consensus is that the device will be released around the time of Google I/O, at the end of June, which is also the end of Q2. We still don't have any specs on it or a firm price range. 


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30 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Not a big fan of the G watch. G-spot on the other hand..that's a different story.

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Go easy on yourself guy, human body can only take so much.

2. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I don't see is as bland. More of simple and minimalistic.

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

That only works if you are Apple, then the tech press get all wet in the pants for "bland" and it becomes "simple".

20. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Yeah, I honestly don't mind the design. I could see myself buying this if it was a lot cheaper than the 360.

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Looks much better than its predessor

4. papss unregistered

Not surprised really.. The only great design they had imo was the G

5. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Get it under the $100 mark and we┬┤ll see how many poeple still cares about the bland desing.

8. surethom

Posts: 1722; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Looks nice untill you see the moto 360 then you have to say no to lg.

10. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Well what about price?

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

It wouldn't look all that bad if they would just eliminate the bezel, it's making the face of the phone so much larger than it needs to be.

9. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Better than galaxy gear

18. banglazbless

Posts: 135; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Looks better than the gear? What form of crack you was taking?

19. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

One better than yours I suppose

31. Zhephyr

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

i think you havent tried the galaxy gear yet,its heavy and chunky design..Heavier than a average watch.

32. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Your reply was to me or to benglasbless?

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Better than the pebble steel IMO.

12. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

After the Moto smart watch was shown to us, I think every other smart watch is basically gonna take a back seat to it Haha

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Lets hope that you're wrong, It would be nice if other tech companies put an emphasis on design like the Moto 360.

15. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

I'm waiting on a nokia watch!

16. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Did we really expect much from LG? Other than the Nexus phones they havent had a hit mobile product since the EnV line on Verizon.

17. BRYLYNT

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Are you joking? The g2 is one of the top 5 phones out. Easily

21. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I sold my G2 for a wood backed Moto X. The G2 really wasn't that bad, but the competition is intense and I have no regrets for switching to something that some would say is an inferior product. The moto x runs smoother and running smooth with no lag is 80% of what matters with a phone in my opinion.

24. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Where do you people get these moto x devices that are smooth and lag free. I got the display model to stutter on the widget screen first time I used it.

28. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I am not super techy, so I don't know why one would lag and another not. All I know is there is no lag on my Moto X and there was quite a bit on my G2.

26. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Its top 5 on paper. In reality its an ugly phone with a poorly made skin. It has good specs but nothing special except those awful buttons on the back. Its not selling either- the market knows best, not phonearena.

25. Zhephyr

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

it think its good that it is simple.If the price is right i will sure buy one for myself.And also hope they release more color variant and the lace should be replaceable .

27. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

When I can run Netflix on one of these Smartwatches, and do so independently of a phone, one of these companies will get my money...

29. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I am sure you will be watching a lot of (lag free?) netflix on a 2 inch screen.... I rarely watch stuff on my phone.

30. Zhephyr

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

why would you want that kind of service in a small screen.??? why dont you try to look for a strap for an note3 and strap it in your wrist.Its really hard to please everyone..

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