LG G Watch gets June release date in Europe, priced at €199

The LG G Watch release date is set for June and the price of the smartwatch will be €199 in Europe, according to LG France. Usually, manufacturers would adopt the same number for the price of their gadgets in the United States as in Europe, so we expect the G Watch to be priced at $199 in the US.

LG unveiled the G Watch more than a month ago, revealing it as one of the first devices to run on Google's Android Wear platform for wearables. The other timepiece running Wear is the Moto 360 watch, a device that we expect to launch at around the same time as the G Watch.

The main difference between the two is that the G Watch features a rectangular form for the timepiece, while the Moto 360 features a circular design. LG's smartwatch is also said to come with a 1.65-inch screen and 4GB of internal memory. While not all details are official about it just yet, LG has already confirmed that the G Watch display will be always on, so you don’t need to explicitly wake it up just to see the time. The watch will also be water resistant, which is neat.

At start, the LG G Watch will be available in Stealth Black and Champagne Gold. Are you planning on getting one, and what do you think about its supposed $199 price?

source: Les Numerique (translated)



5. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

I think it's plain enough to look great.

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

When they say 4GB of internal memory, I'm assuming they mean storage and not RAM... I would have to have actual hands on time with the device to see if the software features justify the price. That being said, I would much rather go with the Moto 360. It's just a far more attractive form factor. Hopefully it doesn't come at a higher price because $199 is already pushing it.

3. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

The Moto 360 is going to come in at far more than $199. It's a piece of fashion, like a regular watch, not just a gizmo. I'm expecting $399 - $499 for the metal version. Which would still make it cheaper than most other nice watches out there.

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You do make a valid argument, however I have to disagree with you. Pricing an accessory to a smartphone at a cost greater than the actual smartphone does not sound like a good idea. Remember Android Wear is an extension of the Android OS, not a standalone product. Yes, it is fashionable, but aside from the unique round display, I shouldn't expect any significant hardware in the device which in turn should have a positive impact on the overall cost. Also Motorola has been putting an emphasis on hardware efficiency to maintain low costs with its Moto line of products. I have my reasoning, you have yours… I guess we shall just have to wait and see.

1. peace247 unregistered

Looks like a good option. I like the simple design. Far more better than galaxy watch as far as specification goes.

6. cheetah2k

Posts: 2341; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

My gut feeling is, why was this not curved LED....? I have the Gear Fit watch, and to be honest being curved gets lots of attention. LG for sure could have done it. Maybe wait for the G ver 2 (G2?) watch?

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