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LG Posts Another Picture of the G Watch, Looks Quite Plain

While Motorola has been very happy to show off the looks of the Moto 360, the other smartwatch which was announced alongside the Android Wear platform, the LG G Watch, hasn’t seen much face time. LG has posted another picture of it today on Facebook, allowing us to finally see the full device in total light with its screen on. 

Our first take is that is looks very smartwatchy, following the same squared design which we have seen for a couple of years now. We can see it has a nice little color display, but all in all, it’s quite plain looking. Not much else to say about it yet until LG gives us more details.

According to LG, the G Watch is set to launch in Q2 of this year.

Anyone here rooting for the G Watch? According to our recent poll, it seems as though everyone wants to get their hands on the Moto 360.

Via: LG Mobile
  • Joe Landry

    depending upon prices for both, and availability time frame, right now I could go for either. I absolutely love the look of the Moto 360 (as everyone does) but I currently have the G2 on verizon, and am really enjoying what LG has been doing as of recent. Time will tell. Another thing is, that I don’t usually wear watches….

  • Juan Rodriguez

    It’s just a smart watch. Not a Rolex Tim. All of the watches are going look similar. Not sure what people are expecting a knife TV projector micro laptop and satetlie phone. No???

    • NexusMan

      Except the Moto 360 does not look similar. And neither does the Pebble Steel. He’s expecting deviations from this plain design and usually ugly aesthetic, like those two managed to accomplish.

  • Kev

    I want a “watch” on my wrist, not a “mini smartphone”.

  • MrWicket

    I’m ok with plain.

  • Jess B

    I’ll admit that the bezel is a bit large, but I kind of like the square form factor. It doesn’t look as wide as the Moto 360, which would be important to me since I have a small wrist.

    • needa

      if you watched the hangout with the 360 designer guy, he explained that round is better than squared off. even though the 360 might be larger, he mentioned 46mm screen(1.023″), it will not be digging into your wrist bones.

      • Jess B

        I’m hoping that Best Buy, etc will carry them so that I can try on before buying. Still open to either watch, and interested to see what the other OEMs bring to the table.

  • NexusMan

    For everyone posting over the past week, praying and hoping for a cheap (in price) Android Wear smartwatch…this is it. This will be your low cost option, because the Moto 360 will not be.

    • needa

      but we all know that moto will be dropping the price point to find the sweet spot. seeing that i paid $726.50 for my 16gb x (w/ moto care) and it dropped to $399 weeks later…i have to assume that if i wait two to three months for the x2, i will be able to pick the watch and phone up for the original price of the phone.

      • NexusMan

        Not necessarily a given…but we’ll see. I actually will be doing the opposite of you. I waited on the X, but will be n early adopter of the 360.

  • daaammmnnnnn

    this is one ugly watch daammmmmnnnnnn

    • NexusMan

      I’m Moto 360 all the way, but I don’t think this is “ugly.” It’s just plain. I could list many uglier smartwatches. With a nice band, this could be a good dressed down casual option…I could wear this to the gym.

  • Mr. Brett

    Good lord, what is wrong with that arm?

  • La2da

    I hope the buttons aren’t on the back…

  • Ryan Gullett

    Yea I don’t really see the point why your articles are kinda bashing on the design of it. Just because its not circle? Maybe some people prefer a square watch? I am actually really considering this watch. If its a cheaper option, I think it will be a nice watch to have. If this watch is $150 or $199, It will probably be the first watch I try out. Although I have my doubts investing in the first generation of these watches.

    • NexusMan

      I think the article and comments have been very clear… not because it isn’t circle, but because its design is boring.

  • Alec

    Boooooring…360 please.

  • synplex

    Im pretty sure the G Watch will cost around $200 and the Moto 360 will go for about $300-400 if it does include the Premium Metal and Sapphire crystal. So its pretty much 2 watches for 2 different group really. Kinda like the Toq and Pebble. SOme ppl just cant Justify $300+ for a smart watch.

  • Rodeojones000

    I’m rooting for it, but I’ll hold off on making an opinion until after the specs are released and we find or what it’s capable of (same for the Moto). I like square watch faces and own a few already. That being said, from looks alone, right now I’d pick the Moto.

  • Elmer B
  • Jason Bittner

    I will have this “IF” and only if I can root it and install custom RoMs on it, with whatever apps I feel like…. Why would anyone want to be stuck with only what comes stock on the thing?

    The 360 looks incredible, but with the round screen, seems you would be too limited on apps you could install

    • NexusMan

      Because a phone app and phone os works best on a phone. As Android Wear works best on a watch.

  • IcerC

    Look at how thin in comparison this is to the 360! More info LG! I don’t know anymore.

    • NexusMan

      Thin…and plain…and boring…and iterative…and unimaginative…and cheap…and homely…

  • Walter Partlo
  • nyn8tve

    Affordable the pebble is affordable so then there’s no need for other watches. Unless your into watches and quality, sorry but the moto 360 is the first good looking smart watch maybe if Samsung took a break in between shoveling out products over and over they would have made there watch something and the others are just shiny pebbles

  • viewthis66

    no thanks… pretty meager considering what we all just saw with the 360.

    • ben

      Still, it will be half the cost of the 360. If the 360goes under $399 i would be surprised

      • viewthis66

        i hear you but that’s initially… the price will drop. i don’t need it at launch.

  • Ryan

    Plain is good. Have you seen the pebble? The issue is the big bezel.

  • Shane Redman

    they both come out so far apart that I could almost justifiably get both…

    • NexusMan

      That’s what I say. I’m not wearing the Moto 360 to the gym…this I would.

  • Daistaar

    Question for everyone: With the introduction of Android Wear, are Tizen and the new Gear wearables DOA? Especially considering Samsung is working on Android Wear devices?

  • Orion

    It’s just not fair to compare it to the moto 360. Moto’s watch is on another level. I’ll still take this over the Gear crap.

  • Big n Bad

    why does a watch need a bezel

    • Fresh360

      GREAT question!

    • Cael

      probably all the tech stuff inside of it vs not wanting a large display = bezels

    • niuguy

      So the insides don’t fall out.
      Edit – That’s my scientific answer.

    • King Lo

      There are certain producing components you don’t want to put a display over, speakers, microphone, anything that produces heat. plus its hard to hide the display circuit ribbons in this small a form factor.

      • NexusMan

        Unless, you’re an innovative, creative company like Motorola…who can figure out how to do it.

  • Grizzy

    too much bezel

  • Tyler

    I think this watch would look a lot better if it had smaller bezels. It just looks to bulky unlike the moto 360 which the screen fills up the entire front.

  • Maison Pulaski

    dat bezel

    • Raven

      Yes, the bezel is huge, but as much as I like the looks of the Moto 360, this watch does appear to have one thing going for it in that it appears to be much thinner than the Moto 360. So, still waiting to see cost and battery life of both.

      • moew

        And I’m ok with thicker watches like the suunto core. I’m sure a bunch of other people will be, too. I would love it if it’s even slightly larger than a core!

  • Tony Byatt

    Decent looking smartwatch…

    It’ll probably be the “budget” device when compared to the 360…

    • Kenton Douglas

      The nexus device for developers

    • Patrick Crumpler

      My thoughts exactly. $199 for this. $350 for the 360

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    looks comfortable. bezels are kind of large but the body is kind of thin. interested in what tech they stuffed in and what type of screen is being used.

  • JSo

    Every Smart Watch will look plain now that we have seen the Moto 360

    • Fresh360

      And if it doesn’t the headline will read “XYZ Company releases Moto 360 clone”

  • One thing that you can say about this watch that you can’t say about the 360: The watch face on the G looks much thinner.

    • thats taste…i prefer bigger watches…not if it looked like this…but if its a watch and looks like a watch i want it a nice size 42 at least

      • It was just a fact that I was pointing out. The face on the 360 looks thicker (and just to be clear I’m not talking about circumference or area). I still prefer the 360 by a mile, just because of it’s overall look and design.

  • Most of the Moto 360 photos I’ve seen, the screen content is cut-off at the bottom of the screen. It’s how it looks when you try to fit a square image on a round screen. So, either it will look like that when it launches or they’ll have to zoom-in onto the content to make it fill the screen, in which case, it will look, well, zoomed-in. Unless they come up with a separate UI template for round watches, I’m skeptical.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      in one of the videos they said they changed the ui to fit it. I dont think not seeing the bottom of the background image is a dealbreaker. Josh on the verge noticed the screen isnt round and believes its a solar panel but he’s crazy.

      • NexusMan

        They didn’t change the ui. Android Wear offers both square and circle template options, standard for developers.

    • Patrick Crumpler

      Android Wear works with round or square designs. No customizing needed. It’ll scale properly for you.

      • I’ll believe that when I see it. As I mentioned, most of the Moto 360 photos I’ve seen, the screen content is cut-off at the bottom of the screen.

        • NexusMan

          That’s not why it’s cut off.

    • drugs are bad

  • Ryan Mallon

    Cost is always an issue. Guessing by looks alone, this one may be more affordable than Moto 360, and so in that regard I’m interested.

  • John Clausen

    Yeah, it looks pretty plain, but it looks a helluva lot better than Samsung’s gross offerings.

    • AbbyZFresh

      Don’t underestimate samsung. They already know the Gear will not compare to this. Plus they are a launch partner for Android Wear. They’re most likely releasing their own Android Wear watch in a matter of months.

  • AbbyZFresh

    Looks ugly and basic with that square shape. Go back to square one LG.

    i want one that looks premium and not geeky. Luckily Motorola and Fossil have that market covered for this.

    • Maison Pulaski

      It is a square one.

      • epps720

        Pretty sure he meant square – one, as in back to the beginning

        • Maison Pulaski

          dat sarcasm

  • Zach B.

    Well… I mean… It’s not a BAD watch… But the Moto 360……

  • MistaButters

    I’m surprised they can use “G” with watch. I would think Casio would have a problem with that.

    • Jordan Webb

      Not sure anyone is going to confuse them with G-Shocks.

      • NexusMan

        Don’t be.

    • NexusMan

      Hasn’t come out yet.

  • Victor Who

    Tim-o-Tato, how could this watch be as plain as the Moto 360? One’s round and this one is rectangular? They are both the same watch until……………….UNTIL……..you change the face plate, which of course is the watch’s homescreen.

    Even though I really like the Moto 360, I might end up buying this watch for the sake of being different from everyone else. Buying the Moto 360 would be like buying an iPhone, right now. Everyone else has it.

    • Ryan Powell

      What makes the G watch plain is the materials used and the band compared to that of the 360. A better word might be generic?

    • AbbyZFresh

      Most people will be buying the LG watch out of curiosity since LG is making the Nexus smartwatch for Google. Moto 360 will be primarily purchased by Moto X fanboys only.

      • RGiskard

        Two things. First, why would there be a “Nexus smartwatch for Google.” Google made Android Wear, why do they need a “Nexus watch.” How would that watch differ from this G watch? Less carrier bloatware? ;-P

        Second, I’m a Nexus 5 owner and have interest in only the Moto 360. No idea why preference for stylish design would be limited to “fanboys only.”

      • so many things wrong with this i dont even know where to start

    • r0l

      Don’t forget what people say on forums and what people do when it comes time to spend the money aren’t always the same thing.

    • yeah i love my 360 man…it looks sooo good in person on my wrist……/s

    • NexusMan

      If you think the only difference between these two watches is the faceplate, you need to take another long, hard look.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Looks nice. Simple. The Moto 360 definitely has a “Flash” factor. I couldn’t wear that all the time. Something more subdued will have to compliment….guess I need 2 watches now.

  • Spencer Watson

    Galaxy Gear < G Watch < Moto 360

  • BiggiePhat

    Probably a more practical design in terms of readability of what’s on screen…but dat moto360 tho.

    • NexusMan

      A smaller screen?

  • Yeah…I’ll wait for the 360.

  • guest

    I like this design. Its nice and simple. No camera or so it seems.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      No camera. I don’t think it’s needed

  • Ryan Powell

    No thanks.

  • Nexus_FrEak

    They need to go back to the drawing board!

    • Maxim∑

      well my wallet wont need to after this. Still better than the pebble

    • NexusMan


  • Qbancelli

    Am I the only person in the planet more interested in this than in the Moto360?

    • I’m guessing/hoping it will be significantly cheaper than the 360…which makes me more interested in it as well.

      • JMonkeYJ

        Yeah that’s exactly what I’m thinking. The moto will be the premium one and cost something like $350 and the LG will be the Nexus one coming in at $200 or so. All completely baseless speculation on my part, tho…

        • jamaall

          So the Moto 360 is the same thing as the G Watch, but it looks much better, so you think it will cost double the money?

          • JMonkeYJ

            Correct. Well, close to double ($150 more in my random guess).

          • jamaall

            I think it will cost only slightly more. Motorola has been about more affordable tech lately. The only reason it should cost a little more is the all metal band or leather.

          • JMonkeYJ

            Sapphire glass and circular display manufacturing technology would also add to the cost. I came up with the price ratio roughly by looking at the price of a Nexus vs a top end smartphone (eg Moto X when it first came out) so I don’t think that price difference is too outlandish. But it would be great if the 360 manages to be cheaper than I expect.

          • jamaall

            I would hope that the G watch had sapphire glass too. But yea that is true that circular glass/led screen would cost a little more. I was hoping for it to be $199, but I feel like it’ll be $249, while the others are around $199,

          • NexusMan

            And their secret battery mojo.

          • NexusMan

            It is designed better, has more premium materials, and is engineered differently. How is that “the same thing?” That’s like saying the All New HTC One will not cost double some random low end Android device because they “are the same thing.” I am willing to bet, Moto pulls more battery life out of the 360 than this G watch does.

          • jamaall

            Thanks for the tip, ‘Motorola employee’. Even if the internals are custom, they will still be similar. And engineering differently won’t cost more money, which is why I was being vague with “the same thing”. And didn’t I mention the sapphire glass?

          • NexusMan

            Of course it will cost more because of those things. Anything that is “custom” designed and built is going to be more expensive than something already in existence and straight off of the assembly line. And the time, energy, and innovation involved in making a smartwatch that looks like the Moto 360, and functions like the Moto 360, including what may be revealed as an unprecedented battery life, in a circular form factor raises the price. Additionally, premium materals like Genuine leather, Stainless steel, and the possibility of sapphire glass, cost more than the rubber and plastic of the G watch. Once both watches are launched, I believe there will be things revealed about the functionality of the 360 that are different from the G. We’ll see…

        • Nikuliai

          Well considering the Pebble Steel is 250 I don’t really think it’s gonna be that cheap :B

          • NexusMan

            This aint steel. This is far from steel. The hardware of the Pebble Steel seems to be much better engineered and of higher quality than this.

          • Nikuliai

            True that, but it’s still a color display and an operative system that is based on Google now, so it had to be using a low energy processor so it can’t be that cheap either

    • Jonathan Bunch

      yes, yes you are.

    • Ryan Powell

      Depends on what planet you are on.

    • Nicholas Shaun

      You’re not alone! I can’t wait to get my hands on the G Watch! Will go nicely with my Nexus 5!

      • Qbancelli

        Same here.

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    • Miguel

      Well, it’s you choice, you like what you like, some will like it, some will hated, in the end you’re wearing it.

    • Tyler

      I think you’re the only person in the planet in general. Personally i live on the outer edge. 😛

    • Nexoduss

      I hope they announce this along with the g3. Then I will be getting both. So no, you are not alone.

    • codemonkey85

      Not at all. This is the one I am planning to get.

    • Lawrence Milford

      Surprisingly, I’m looking at this one myself! I just think the round screen looks good on the 360, but may not be the most practical.

    • Paul Cruz

      I also want this watch!

    • r0l

      I’m equally interested until pricing and battery life gets announced.

    • KoTiell

      I’m on the fence. I think price and specs are still very important. Still kind of hoping for a Nexus version.

    • NexusMan


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