LG G Watch now available via key retailers around the world (in addition to Google Play)

LG G Watch now available via key retailers around the world (in addition to Google Play)
LG just announced that its first Android Wear smartwatch, the G Watch, is now available to buy from Google Play and unnamed “key retailers around the world.” Of course, some folks who pre-ordered the G Watch via Google Play have already received the device.

The LG G Watch costs $229, and isn’t too different from Samsung’s Gear Live. Its features include a 1.65-inch IPS display with 280 x 280 pixels, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and a 400 mAh battery - all crammed inside a dust- and water-resistant body. The G Watch has an “Always On” screen, and is compatible with devices running Android 4.3 or later.


The G Watch should be available online and offline in no less than 12 countries: US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, Australia, Japan and South Korea. Customers in other 15 markets (including Mexico, Brazil, Russia, Singapore and New Zealand) will be able to buy the smart watch only offline.


source: LG

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14 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 6737; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I wonder if its in best buy?

3. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

as of tomorrow best buy will have it in stores. Hopefully on display so we can play around with it. Check the website, i dont know about the gear live

8. engineer-1701d unregistered

I just got my gear live today this thing is so accurate and fast on speech. I send a text faster then my phone coming out of pocket and turning on

14. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

did they have the gear live at best buy?

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Smartwatches will only become mainstream and "awesome" after Apple makes one...

10. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

unfortunately...

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Apple will try and make something lustworthy. But the smartwatch tech is so primitive now, I have doubts there will be anything "awesome" until 5-10 years from now.

4. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

Picture number four, but in order to go on a run or bike you have to have the phone in your pocket because the watch does not have built in gps. makes it kind of pointless

7. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Pointless if you want GPS, but for step counting and playing music via lg tones, it works well.

5. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I'll have that pretty lady wearing the watch please!

9. luxzy801

Posts: 140; Member since: Jun 16, 2010

Im glad im not the only one who thought that.

13. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

LG never goes wrong in this Department

6. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I went into Best Buy and the guy said they wouldn't have these or the Gear Lives for awhile, so I promptly went home and ordered one from the Google store. That is one less product Best Buy will be able to sell. May they go out of business soon...

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I put in my pre-order at the Dollar Store. They said January 2015 for the G Watch or Gear Live, my pick.

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