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LG G Watch could be released immediately after Google I/O

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LG G Watch could be released immediately after Google I/O
Last month, when LG announced its G Watch, it said that the device would be available in the second quarter of the year (between April and June). Now, thanks to Korean website News1, we’re hearing that LG is planning to start selling the G Watch immediately after Google I/O - which will take place between June 25 and June 26 in San Francisco, California.

Most probably, Android Wear (which powers the G Watch) will also be detailed during Google I/O. Besides Android Wear, the LG G Watch features a dust- and water-resistant body, an always-on 1.65-inch display, and 4GB of internal memory. 

It’s said that the G Watch will cost less than £180 in the UK, where it’s supposed to be launched “before July.” Should we expect the smartwatch to cost less than $200 in the US? Perhaps not, since £180 means $300 at current exchange rates. Anyway, we’ll certainly hear more about the device in the near future.

The G Watch will be the world’s first Android Wear-based product. Later this year, other smartwatches running Android Wear will be introduced by Motorola (Moto 360), Samsung, and other companies.

source: News1 (translated)

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posted on 23 Apr 2014, 07:49 2

1. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)

Waiting for an in-depth review, especially in battery life and connectivity. Probably it's the best companion for G2. Who knows.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 09:29 4

2. Anshulonweb (Posts: 432; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

I am still not convinced enough to buy a smartwatch yet......

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 09:35 1

3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

I also.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 01:09

8. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

I would get a smart watch over a regular watch if the smart watch looked just as good.

The moto 360 is almost there. Just needs to be slightly thinner and smaller.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 11:32

4. camera531 (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

I'll wait for the review on this and then consider the Moto 360, depending on the LG review.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 14:01

5. maxmppower (unregistered)

Wonder if it'll work with Samsung

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 17:59

6. Edward_bly (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)

It should, because it would be running the Android wear software. It will be compatible with any android device. (I think that you need to at least have 4.2)

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 19:35

7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

Somehow I think the smartwatch is the new 3D television. Technology in search of a real market need.

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