LG has just announced the launch of the LG G Watch across the globe. The G Watch is the first smartwatch powered by Android Wear to hit the market, with other Android Wear devices such as the Moto 360 on their way soon. The G Watch features a buttonless design and an always on display, and is compatible with Android devices running Android 4.3 and up. Here’s a look at what the G Watch has under the hood:
- Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 400
- Display: 1.65-inch LCD IPS (280 x 280)
- Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM
- Battery: 400mAh
- Operating System: Android Wear™
- (compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above)
- Size: 37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95mm
- Weight: 63g
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
- Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer/ Compass)
- Color: White Gold/ Black Titan
- Other: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)
In United States, Canada, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia, India, Japan and South Korea the G Watch will be available for purchase both online and in retail stores. If you’re in Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Singapore and New Zealand, the LG G Watch will only be available at retailers. Price will vary depending on region. AT&T will offer the G Watch for $229, so expect other U.S. carriers to offer the G Watch at the same price point.
LG G WATCH ANDROID WEAR DEVICE
NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE
Always-On Display with “Glance-able” Smart Notifications Right From Your Wrist
SEOUL, July 8, 2014 ? LG Electronics (LG) today announced that the LG G Watch ? one of the first to market wearable running Android Wear™ ? is now available for purchase from the Google Play Store (http://play.google.com) as well as key retailers around the world. LG G Watch is the first Android Wear™ device to feature a button-free design with a display that remains “always-on” for maximum convenience and usability (video at http://youtu.be/qYwZami-Pa8).
“As one of the first Android Wear devices to market, we see this as the beginning of a long-term commitment to making wearables running Android Wear a household name,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We’re confident that once consumers see how useful and compelling LG G Watch can be, it will be integrated into their daily lives, just as smartphone have done.”
Highlights of the LG G Watch include:
Compatibility with smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher with the Android Wear™ app available at Google Play Store
Simple new user experience designed around cards, which provide useful information on your wrist when it’s needed
Accurate voice recognition so you can get things done quickly and easily by just asking questions
The “Always-On” screen allows you to glance at information without having to wake the display or pressing any buttons
Powered by a large 400mAh battery, the largest among Android Wear™ devices
Straps are interchangeable with any standard 22mm watch band
LG G Watch will be available both online and offline in twelve countries: United States, Canada, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia, India, Japan and South Korea. In fifteen other countries, among which include key markets such as Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Singapore and New Zealand, the LG G Watch will be available at retailers. Prices will be announced locally in each market.
Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 400
Display: 1.65-inch LCD IPS (280 x 280)
Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM
Operating System: Android Wear™
(compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above)
Size: 37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95mm
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer/ Compass)
Color: White Gold/ Black Titan
Other: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)
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About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
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