New LG smartwatch visits FCC; timepiece offers CDMA connectivity, coming to Verizon

New LG smartwatch visits FCC; timepiece offers CDMA connectivity, coming to Verizon
Now that Samsung has introduced the stand alone Samsung Gear S with 3G connectivity, LG is apparently getting ready to offer its own stand-alone smartwatch. According to FCC documentation, the LG VC-100 is a CDMA smartwatch that measures 57.7mm x 35.5mm, not including the strap. The watch has been tested for voice and data, and might include a built-in SIM card.

Unlike LG's other smartwacthes, the LG VC-100 does not need to be paired with a nearby smartphone in order to make/take calls. The timepiece is apparently on its way to Verizon for a launch in the current quarter, or the first quarter of next year. The watch was tested from August 25th through the 29th.

The FCC documents show that the LG VC-100 passed the testing requirements. Both the LG VC-100 and the Samsung Gear S spearhead the next generation of smartwatches that have their own connectivity, and allow you to make or take calls directly from your wrist.


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10 Comments

1. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

No leaked pictures?

2. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Hold on isn't Verizon going to retire CDMA soon? Why support that slow as hell crap when LTE is available with LTE-A being prepped? This thing will die before anyone realizes is was available.

4. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

They're not going to retire CDMA for around 10 years (per Verizon level 2 tech). LTE can't do voice, and VoLTE is only just being rolled out, and needs VoLTE devices on both ends to work. So it will be fine as this device will be retired before CDMA is. On a side note, considering most smart watches are struggling to make a day or so with only Bluetooth connectivity, adding cellular radios is only going to make it worse. Work on battery first and then worry about this stuff.

3. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

It's a copy of the Gear S.

5. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Can we stop with the copy crap when any competitor comes out with a competing device? Would you prefer that only one company made a particular product? Competing products makes better products, they force companies to step up their game.

6. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

I was wrong it's not a copy, just a kids tracker. w w w.droid-life.com/2014/09/26/lgs-kizon-kids-tracker​-smartwatch-with-verizon-3g-stops-by-fcc/

7. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

nope,lg has make a watch that has 3g connection back in 2009, check it out, it call lg-GD 910 while the gear series seem like a copy of GD910,having nearly the same design

8. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

You probably never heard of the Samsung S9110 (2009) or even the Samsung SPH-WP10 (1999),, have you?

9. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Well then every Samsung, HTC, LG, Nokia, and Apple cell phone is a copy of the original cell phone, the Motorola DynaTac 8000x. Get over it already.

10. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

What has that to do with Smartwatches?

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