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LG Introduces G Watch, Smartwatch Powered By Android Wear Coming Q2

G Watch

If you thought you would have to wait a year or more to see Android Wear on your wrist, how does Q2 of this year sound? Announced right after Google unveiled Android Wear this morning, its Android-powered smartwatch platform, LG has given us a glimpse of the G Watch

LG claims the G Watch will launch in Q2 of this year (Google I/O?), as the company has been working closely with Google to make sure the smartwatch hardware worked perfectly with the newly-announced platform.

To put concerns of exclusivity to rest, LG claims the G Watch will work with a large range of Android devices, which means LG won’t be limiting availability to a select line of devices.

Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications, spoke on the partnership with Google to bring the G Watch to life.

The opportunity to work with Google on LG G Watch was the perfect chance for LG to really pull out all stops in both design and engineering. With the LG G Watch, LG is continuing the milestones we’ve set in wearables following in the foot-steps of the world’s first 3G Touch Watch Phone in 2009 and the Prada Link in 2008. We’re confident that a well-designed device has the potential to take the smart wearable market by storm.

LG has yet to release any specs for the watch, but state that more info will be made available in the coming months.

Via: LG
  • Jess B

    They don’t show much of the design here, and I think the Moto 360 looks nice, but LG’s at least doesn’t seem quite as gigantic. That might be a deciding factor for me.

  • Intellectua1

    Don’t like this one either..

  • David Narada Brown

    theres no denying the moto 360 looks better in every aspect, but it doesnt look like the watch you want to exercise with. it looks sophisticated and elegant. for my needs i think the G watch is more of a fit for me. If the prices are similar i would choose the moto 360 over this tho. but if they are priced the same its either a win for moto or a very disappointing lost for LG. either way im looking forward to more info on these two watches. Samsung you just got put in a distant 3rd place!

  • teejaycard

    Was hoping for a different design. Looks too much like my Sony Smartwatch 2 right now.

  • ricardo batres

    I wanna see if HTC releases their own take on watches

  • Cael

    Gear killer. LOL

  • Franklin Ramsey

    This better launch with some amazing specs or an unheard of price considering Motorola’s looks better in every way from a design perspective.

    • Jonathan

      But Motorola’s looks to be much more oriented around analog faces, and a lot of people, including myself, prefer digital faces. So I think they’ll probably both have a place.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        I would be very surprised if you couldn’t change either between a digital and analog watch face. It’s a screen. That wouldn’t be hard to do.

        • Jonathan

          Yeah I don’t doubt that. I’m just saying some people may prefer the rectangular shape, some the circular. So although they will compete with each other, there is a market for both

          • Franklin Ramsey

            And I get that there is a market for both, but there is a reason most watches are round. It’s easier to fit on your wrist. So far the smart watch market is all rectangular shaped from the big names. It’s nice to see a circular shaped device, designed as well as Motorola’s come out.

  • Orion

    Samsung who? Now that’s how you get it done.

  • Chippah

    Makes same-sung look like fools!

    • Blue Sun

      ^ THIS!

  • BAM1789

    I won’t be able to control myself with these Google Wear devices….
    http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/1280266/avatar-foaming-mouth-o.gif

  • Tony Byatt
  • PoisonApple31

    This G Watch sure hits the G Spot.

  • lgreg64
    • Brady

      yep…round > square

    • kali bred

      Thank you for that link will definitely be wanting one of those nice leather wrist thingies to wear around

  • litobirdy

    Droid-life link up a moto 360 article NOW

  • litobirdy

    wow moto 360 smartwatch GOOGLE IT NOW. looks GREAT

    • AbbyZFresh

      Decisions, decisions.

    • PSU_DI

      Wow! that looks great

    • The Narrator

      LG>>>>

      But you can have your own opinion.

      • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

        lolll

  • AbbyZFresh

    Sorry LG, but you’re going to profit more off of making Nexus smartwatches for Google than out of your own official one you’re showing here. It looks like crap.

  • cjohn4043

    and Motorola just announced the Moto 360 smartwatch!

  • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 MrFrodo24

    …. It’s going to be a good day :)

  • Ben Murphy

    Will go great with my G3…

  • michael hill

    I need more info ASAP, because this is going to be interesting.

  • Ray

    looks like a sony smartwatch 2 at least we know the UI will be nice

  • brkshr

    “LG claims the G Watch will work with a large range of Android devices, which means LG won’t be limiting availability to a select line of devices.”

    This is how it’s supposed to be done Samsung

    • Big_EZ

      It was ridiculous that it couldn’t even be used with a flagship device that was only about a year old (Note 2). If they really wanted it to be a success it should have worked with all Android devices (maybe limited to ICS or JB) with an app, and maybe even Apple products.

      • Disestablish

        The first Galaxy Gear worked with the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note 2.

        • Big EZ

          No, it only worked with the Note 3 when it came out. It didn’t receive support for the S4, Note 2 and a few others until a few months later.

  • litobirdy

    ahhh after watching the google videos, was hoping this would look like a regular watch, disappointed. NEXT manufacturer please.