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LG G Watch to Come in Champagne Gold Too, With Always-on Display

It seems gold has become a mandatory color option for manufacturers in the consumer electronics field, as we now know that the upcoming LG G Watch will boast a “champagne” gold color option alongside the previously seen black model. And it’s hot.

LG also went ahead and posted a new website for the new G Watch, with interactive galleries, feature highlights, and more.

Outside of the new color scheme, this new website tells us the obvious for Android Wear products, that the LG G Watch will show you useful information as you need it or allow you to “get stuff done” by saying “OK, Google.” The watch is also water and dust resistant and has a screen that is always-on with a “screen that never sleeps.”

As a recap from previous sightings of the G Watch, we know nothing about the specs of the G Watch, but a report does say it will launch in July for a price of less than $300. LG has officially said to look out for Q2 availability on the device, and that it will function with a broad range of companion phones.

There’s a whole gallery of pictures available of the new color, and I’d advise everyone to give it a look. But here’s the more important question — Moto 360 in gold, anyone?

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Via: LG Mobile (Facebook) | LG


  • djdsf

    For the love of everything that is holy, please do not let the moto 360 come in “gold” please DO NOT do it!!!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    White is a bit too loud for me. I still like the black version. Very understated.

    • JMonkeYJ

      Yeah, white on a wrist strap doesn’t make too much sense unless you want to constantly clean it.

  • Guy Pierce

    The only place gold should be!

  • 213ninja

    champagne gold, or worse copper gold…..why are they making up colors? can’t they just say gold? or champagne? or copper? dumb.

  • moto360

  • Herard Ortega

    I’m a person who likes to golf often and was wondering if these watches can be used like a Garmin golf watch where it tells you yardage and whatnot if someone was to develop an app for the watch? With golf apps from Google Play I know that information is on the Smart phone, can it just be displayed on the watch via the phone? I wish I can develop this but I don’t know much about programming. Why couldn’t this happen? It only makes sense, right?

  • Keg Man

    i have yet to personally see a gold mobile smart device yet. It can’t be that popular.

    • Michigan Guy

      Really? I’ve seen tons of gold iPhones.

    • I might just upvote you everytime i see you post simly bc of your pic…or avatar? w.e you call it

  • Patrick Crumpler

    I’m liking it as an option to the 360. To me its probably coming down to battery life and durability. Whichever one has better will probably get my $$$. Although still gonna have to see in person and in my wrist.

  • paul_cus

    Looks like something out of the 80’s. Kinda like it, actually.

  • launch in July != Q2…rumors…got to love them! I think it’s best to hold LG to their official statement of Q2.

  • archercc

    Doesn’t look too bad with the screen off. Pretty simple. Still more interested in e-ink and the technology integrated into a normal watch. The Pebble steel is decent but the moto360 looks the closest.

    I’m not against the price, dropping coin on a nice watch is nothing new. I just want it to be a nice watch with the ability to give me some information from my phone. I could probably pass on the OK Google stuff, I have that on the phone already. I don’t really want to talk to my watch like Dick Tracy.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Wow, thats NICE!!! oooo i’d pick one up. That could be my watch when i wear brown shoes.

  • Orion

    Actually its not a bad looking watch. If it weren’t for the moto 360, this would be high on my list. Well also it depends on price too.

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    This sure would look great with some sort of LG G3 Bundle.

  • NexusMan

    That’s white. With gold accents. And yes, it does look better than the black one.

  • needa

    hmm. always on. seeing that the dl guys said in a podcast that these android wear watches will not have mirasol. i reckon we should expect a couple of hours worth of battery life.

    • Michigan Guy

      It’s also a way smaller screen than your phone so consider that.

      • also no radios

        • Matthew Rebmann

          well, a BT radio but otherwise, yes.

    • Jon

      My Sony SmartWatch 2 has an always on display. Some sort of transreflective technology that doesn’t use hardly any battery power while idle. The watch usually last me two and a half days if I turn it off at night when not in use.

  • J Harrell

    Its more feminine looking than the all black watch. Personal preference would be for silver accents rather than gold. I’m still more interested in the Moto 360 though, but price/specs will be the ultimate determinator.

  • Maxim∑

    How will this be always on?

    • SamTransue

      LG had said they’ll use the Qualcomm Toq as a reference device so I’m guessing Mirasol display.

      • Maxim∑

        Oh ok that makes sense, its just that the renders seem to make it not look like Mirasol but LCD

        • Aooga

          Yeah thats what I thought. But hey, if Android Wear can run on a mirasol display, even better!

        • Bob G

          If LG managed to make LCD always on and not kill your battery, then I’ll hop on the LG irrational fanboi bandwagon for life (or until something even more amazing comes along)!

  • Qbancelli

    Digging it.

  • Asimoalex

    Ugh wtf when is this “Gold” faze gonna end it’s a tacky color I’m sorry but the let’s make Everything gold has to die a quick death

    • Anthony Tyson

      When Someone goes back in time and stops apple from releasing the gold 5S. People can shout “Apple didn’t release the first gold phone” all they want that’s not what’s important. What is important is the fact that nobody was really doing it “at the time” until apple did it and now everyone is doing it…and I think its stupid and ugly.

      • paul_cus

        Sony Ericsson made a gold Xperia Ray a few years ago. Nobody really bought it though, so not sure if it counts.

        • Anthony Tyson

          Thats my point. Its the whole apple setting the bar thing we’ve all heard a million times. I dont think ANY of these gold phones look good and it would never be my first choice.

          On a semi on topic thought. As amazing as the Moto 360 looks i have no Problem with the way this looks in black. Im a pebble user and love it but cant wait for Android Wear.

    • mcdonsco

      Gold phones…agreed…if however the moto360 would be done in NICE WATCH QUALITY gold accents, like even as simple as citizens/seikos (nothing too fancy needed like omegas or rolexs) then it could look quite good.

      But yea, gold phones…ugh…

    • Mark Aaron Collado

      when Apple decides to pick other colors. -_- There are other colors out there other than black, gold, and white.

  • AbbyZFresh

    It actually looks very nice in Gold and White. If the Moto 360 is over $250, the LG G Gold Watch is mine.

    I hope LG creates a Gold LG G3 phone to match.

    • Aooga

      Please no. This gold on phones is becoming ridiculous. Unless it’s somewhat subtle, it just looks terrible.

    • Myles Harold

      It’s already photos of the gold lg g3 out

  • Ray

    Still looks better then the gear

    • Tool Time

      Because it looks less interesting than the gear? Thank you for yet another useless Samsung bash…tool. Oh I’m sorry, troll. I forget my place sometimes.

      • Ray

        Yes I’m a Samsung troll but I own a galaxy s4 and a galaxy gear.

      • Cowboydroid

        The gear is interesting…but not in a good way.

        • PoisonApple31

          Care to elaborate?

          • Cowboydroid

            It’s ugly.

    • Maxim∑

      All of these smart watches are stupid. Who will be the first to get it right….

      • Aooga

        This is 100% wrong. The fit is actually really visible in sunlight.

        • Maxim∑

          AMOLED does pretty poor in direct sunlight, in fact its probably worse than the LCD smart watches

          • Aooga

            Considering I have it, I wouldn’t say it does poor. There is an “outdoor mode” setting that makes it quite visible. Maybe not as much as the pebble, but probably as bright as the top picture.

          • Maxim∑

            That was tweeted by Pebble CEO so maybe he “forgot” to turn on outdoor mode. Gear seems decent, I just wished at the very least it would support all android devices not just Samsungs. Looked nice indoors when i tried it

          • needa

            maybe the pebble ceo should have taken the second pic with it straight on like the first one. amoled is still visible in direct sunlight. i do it every day.

          • Aooga

            Currently using it on my M7. It works on pretty much all Android phones.

          • Maxim∑

            I look into that, clean thread 🙂 thanks

          • anon

            look who tweeted it. Thats why Samsung does good because people like you see the commercials and be like errrmmaagggeeerrrddd a heart rate monitor

          • Maxim∑

            I criticize every samsung commercial. Any phone with a camera and LED flash can mesure heart rate. No this special lol

          • anon


          • r0l

            But notice how the first shot is dead on and the second is at an angle?

      • Pebble watch is such a joke. I had one and returned it the same day. Coming from a Galaxy Gear and selling the Samsung phone I wanted to try the Pebble so I did. First its not touch screen, that completely is ridiculous in today’s day in age (that said I can deal with it). No microphone or anything so whats the point?.. I have to pick up my phone regardless to manage a text or call. BUT WAIT! You can install 3rd party apps (some free/ some paid) to get the functionality that pebble should have out of box!…count me in! (sarcasm) I would have like 5 apps running, my notification bar all filled up just to have a Pebble watch. Raise your standards people! Rant over.

        • Maxim∑

          I agree. But it’s also completely ridiculous to not have a watch display not stay on constantly or have to charge it nearly every day. Also a watch should work with all devices not just a few Samsung devices

          • I agree too. I hated charging the Gear because it was like putting a rubix cube together. Wireless Charging is a must. And always on screen on too. I love the integration you get with the Gear/ Samsung ling up. But I don’t want Samsung anymore so now what…

    • PoisonApple31

      Drop the home button and the IR blaster on the Gear 2 Neo and these look ridiculously similar! I can’t wait to see something useful like the software beyond Google Now.

      • Keg Man

        the IR blaster has a lot of potential, it’s just that i dont see developers rushing to learn tizen

        • PoisonApple31

          I love the IR blaster for controlling my bedroom TV, where all I need are the basics. I think the real potential is in the watch faces. I can see the marketplace get flooded with them like icon packs. I think there is an opportunity for developers to make money there.

  • Matthew Merrick

    Oh god. White and smartwatch. That wins the award for most gaudy wearable tech ever.

    • Ali Bazzi

      Pair it with some white sunglasses for the ultimate D-bag look.

      • archercc

        Screw you! That will look fabalous with my Famous t-shirts!

  • Tony Byatt

    Not bad…

    Actually pretty nice…

    • mcdonsco

      Ditto. ..don’t know I could do more than $250’ish for a smartwatch… $300 if it just kicks ass.

      This at $300 seems to push the moto360 higher.

      • ThomasMoneyhon

        Lets not get too scared on pricing. Fossil has to release theirs too, and im betting they have to come in sub $800. I cant imagine the moto x with QI (obviously even though they wont admit what wireless charging standard it uses) and a curved screen will be much more of a premium price. They want quantity to get their name past the bigger OEMs not a premium price tag that will get them unnoticed with the masses.

    • Bob G

      $360 for the Moto 360, obviously.

  • Brandon Miller

    That kind of looks cool