LG G Watch and Android Wear shown off in new hands-on video

LG G Watch and Android Wear shown off in new hands-on video
We are probably less than one month away from the official announcement and release of the LG G Watch, which will be the first Android Wear device to hit the market (though some may consider the Moto 360 to be the flagship.) Today, we're getting our first look at the LG G Watch and Android Wear in action in a hands-on video that was apparently taken at LG's G3 event. As a warning, the video is in German, so the only phrases we could understand were the ones that sounded like English. 

There are two thoughts that we took away from the video. First, the LG G Watch is very obviously aiming to be an inexpensive option, likely to give developers easy access to the hardware. The device itself has a very plain square design, and it is almost all plastic, except for a gold band around the sides and the pogo charger pins on the back. This is not a premium device, and it doesn't look like it is trying to be. The other take away is that Android Wear itself seems to still be a bit away from the vision that Google showed in the introduction videos. The software is still in beta, and the watch in the video may not have been connected to a companion device, which would limit functionality, so there wasn't much to see. 

You can see options listed for airplane mode, alarms, calendar events, messages, timer, and even an option labeled "remote shutter", which we would assume is a way to control the camera on your phone using the watch. We should be seeing everything running at full steam at Google I/O at the end of June. 

*Update* The original posting of the video was pulled, but luckily nothing is ever really gone on the Internet, so here's a mirror. 


source: The Verge

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9 Comments

1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

looks like one i got it from the kids meal. i mean gear 2 is more premium look..

6. sam_tek

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 18, 2011

lol seriously, I wouldn't want to be caught dead sporting the awesome G3 and then THIS!

2. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I feel like the 360 is going to look just as bulky when we finally get a video of it.

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Apple has done some amazing work with the new iWatch. I don't think these other watches are going to be able to compete. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nmm0ofA15k

4. mixedfish

Posts: 1542; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Seems like an over-engineered product to do things exactly the same as Sony SW2, except the SW2 can be had for $130 and is no fuss micro USB chargeable.

5. maherk

Posts: 6640; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Well I was excited about the Android wear, but after watching the video not so much. Gear's tizens seems to be much simplified and the user interference is much easier for smaller screens. I hope Motorola work a little bit on the interference of the Moto 360 because it deserves much better one than the ome found on the G watch

7. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

"this video is private." ?

8. steedsofwar unregistered

VIDEO IS PRIVATE

9. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

LG and their copyright claims.

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