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LG G Watch Detailed in New Promo Clip

LG posted a brand new promo video for their upcoming Android Wear-powered smartwatch, this evening, telling the world that they plan to “define” the category. The video goes on to describe to LG G Watch as being waterproof, “ready for anything, anytime with a single charge,” and sporting a metal frame and “sleek and lightweight” body.

There are a couple of quick glimpses of the UI, along with a shot of both the white and black models at the end. Still no price or date have been confirmed by LG, but previous rumors suggest that we are looking at a sub-$300 smartwatch arriving in July.

  • NeilGeorge

    Looks way better than galaxy gear..

  • GeeKLoRD

    They should probably not use the word “timeless” to describe a watch…

  • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

    LG is really killing it on the news cycle these days. They are slowly leaking info almost everyday about the G3, this watch, or other phones. Drip, drip, drip. They say in marketing that you have to reach a customers brain at least 7 times before something really sinks in. The repetition and reinforcement gets the point across. Excellent marketing on their part I think, at least when it comes to the tech enthusiast community.

  • Ryan

    Looks pretty. A lot better than samsung’s IMO.

  • bogy25

    I’ll pair this with my new LG G3 and my Droid Life will be complete – LG taking the world by storm! ;)

    • AbbyZFresh

      Their market share and sales say otherwise.

      • ams165

        Hater……………..

      • CoreRooted

        Considering that as of March 2014, they are third in the world for market share and sales (overtaking both Motorola and HTC), I have to disagree. Granted, they are not overtaking Samsung and Apple, but they also don’t have the aggressive marketing stance that either company has [yet]. This is also when just 2 years ago, most people swore they would never own LG smartphones again.

  • James Vincent

    OK.. I think I want one. Black please…

  • Jkdem85

    If the watch is metal I bet the g3 is as well and not just a faux metal plastic back

  • droidify

    What is the deal with LG and the Vienna Boys Choir? I had to change all of those sounds on my G2 and G Pad immediately. Way too “Pedophilia” for me. Strange to see them sticking with that a year later.

    • CoreRooted

      Right??? Young boys singing to me when my phone rings is just a bit too creepy for my tastes. LOL

  • Marko ล aric

    How Christ-like…

  • SMD

    You know, you might think I’m crazy but I’m on day 3 of my black Gear 2 Neo and it’s kinda awesome. WAAAAY lighter than I ever expected and very comfortable. It’s far more comfortable and light than Gear 1. It’s lighter than my normal watch. Not too big either on my wrist (I’m a guy btw). I had returned a Gear 1 several months ago and this is a lot better. Speakerphone is surprisingly good and notifications come instantly. Water resistant, and I haven’t charged it yet since taking it home 3 days ago. Right now, it’s at 37%. I turned off the auto-on when you move your wrist and it saves apparently a lot of juice. Anyway, I agree the 360 looks killer, but I really like this. There’s a few things that could be enhanced over time but I’m confident they will. Just thought I’d share for no reason. Saw this LG video and thought it looks no different than my watch.

    • r0l

      The problem for people around here (judging from the polls) of which at most half have a Samsung device. For the rest it’s useless which is why there are so many WTF responses. As a Moto X user the Samsung watches might as well be in another ecosystem as I can’t use them so I rather they do poorly until Samsung makes them Android agnostic. Not just for my case, but we don’t need Samsung creating real fragmentation in Android.

      • AJ McKay

        I still think Samsung isn’t long for the Android world. Outside of us Android Nerds, most people with Galaxy S phones don’t give a crap what OS it’s running. So I still believe Samsung will build their Galaxy empire on Android and then switch to Tizen.
        At which point, folks not in the know will be in for a surprise when their favorite apps are no longer available on their fancy new Galaxy S37.

        • calculatorwatch

          Coming from someone who kind-of hopes you are right, I just don’t think Samsung is that dumb. They will indroduce Tizen phones sure, probably some that directly compete with the Galaxy S line, but I don’t think they will try to pull a fast one and switch Galaxy S phones to Tizen.

          There’s no way they can replicate the user experience of Android without violating patents and of course there’s the whole app situation. A change that drastic is a sure-fire way to lose customers with so many solid competitors in the Android space. And considering how good their market research team apparently is, Samsung is aware of that.

          • michael arazan

            They are getting ready to introduce Tizen on phones to Russia and India or china I read at Android Central

        • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

          But do you remember the article Droid Life reported on not to long ago stating that Samsung and Google had reached some long term agreement in where Samsung will tone down some of their modifications and stick with a more Google centric OS?

          Well it appears now that this rumor may have been an early leak of what we now know is probably the Google Silver program. But I just don’t get everyone continuing to give Samsung a hard time given that they release the Google Play edition phone, so you can buy that if you want stock experience.

          Android Silver program will be different and new in that it will allow for all the major carriers to sell these stock Android experience phones just like Google Play Edition, instead of requiring people to go to the Google Play Store website to buy the phones. That will surely be a difference.

          I do hope that Google has figured a way to allow for these customizations and differentiations in a way that would allow for the user to simply shut that stuff off or swap out just as easily as installing a new launcher on Android. I think there is a place for some of these new ideas and software mods, but I just hope they are diminished to user replaceable features, and not something that everyone is locked into.

          The phone manufacturers would still like to differentiate their phones somehow. Hardware is one way of doing that, but some software perks here and there are also a way they like to do that. It would only be fair that Google still allows for these minor modifications that happen at a replaceable .apk level. This would still allow for quick Android updates from Google and nearly kill fragmentation once and for all.

          All of this being said…I think Google has already nearly killed off fragmentation as it is. Almost all of the core Google Services are available to any device on the Google Play store. It is not difficult to turn just about any phone into a very near stock Android experience. That is a really good thing and Google should be given props for that. What version of Android your running is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

        • Cowboydroid

          They do give a crap about the services that run on top of the OS, though, and most Android users are also heavy users of Google services, even on Samsung devices. Samsung’s own apps are barely even touched. And as long as that is the case, Samsung will not split off from Android.

    • JBartcaps

      Dude are crazy lol

  • mcdonsco

    Moto 360…just waiting…and hoping; that it won’t look gigantic on my wrist.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Very interested in battery life since they are specifically pointing it out. looks like these Android Wear Devices are going to excel in that department.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    WANT!!! . . . This is perfect. A Wear Anywhere kind of watch. The proper materials. Very understated. I like the 360 but it may be a bit too flashy for everyday use. So for now, the LG is the first buy, 360 i’ll see how I like it.

    Is there anyone else rumored to be doing a watch?

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      Samsung is rumored to be working on a Wear watch (not surprising given their “make all the things!” approach to the mobile device market), and HTC has hinted quite heavily that they would be getting into wearables by the end of the year. Beyond that, Sony is sticking with their own smartwatch OS, at least for the foreseeable future, and I’m sure there are several small/indie companies that will be working on their own, soon to be seen on Kickstarter/IndieGoGo.

      • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

        These products are the ultimate success of Kickstarter and the Pebble smartwatch. That device laid the foundation for what is today. For that I’m thankful, but it means that Pebble’s time in the marketplace is nearly done. The Pebble will seem like a 1980’s calculator watch in comparison to Google Wear watches at the same price point in just a few weeks.

  • AndroidUser00110001

    Not sure why LG did not use the G Flex screen tech to create a more contoured watch that would fit wrist more naturally with larger screen.

    • r0l

      If I had to guess I would assume this is not typical smartphone glass and made to take much more of a beating which may have precluded the curve.

  • Serotheo

    Price-Point and Battery-life, LG. Between the 360 and the G Watch I think both look pretty great, of course the 360 is more elegant though. If they come at price points near $300 (i.e. $279), it’d be hard to pick either one up – not saying they should offer it for rock-bottom prices but surely its harder to consider a smart watch over a tablet or a Nexus, OPO device at that range especially if you’ve been meaning to pick one up or upgrade your gear.

    I’d have no problem picking a G Watch over the 360 if it had better battery life or comparable for at least $50 less than the 360.

  • Garrett Sechelski

    While watching, all I could think was “this just isn’t as interesting as the Moto 360.”

    • Nikuliai

      I was thinking “nothing… nothing… great, this whole spot says nothing but water resistant”

    • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

      It will be cheaper than the 360 most likely. That says enough. Remember the Apple effect on products. Apple releases what is thought to be the most premium product in its category at the most premium price point. This does not diminish the other cheaper products in the same category that may not be as premium. In fact it actually creates a market for these products where there previously was none.

      So my point is…anyone who releases a truly premium watch will only bring more attention to the Smartwatch which in turn means a bigger market for all selling smart watches.

      It is very likely that many will look at a rounded 360 and end up going with a $100 cheaper model that is square as it has all the features but a different form factor at a better price point.

      • Droidzilla

        ^This. I’m drooling over the 360, but if the G Watch is $100 less I’ll be getting it over the 360. The form factor for the 360 is cool, but if I can get the same functionality, durability, etc. for less I will. The cool form factor will fade away after a couple of weeks of use, and 2 weeks is not worth $100 to me.

  • Tyler

    The only way this will sell is if it is marketed correctly, offers better battery life than the competition, and/or is priced better than the competition.

  • Nikuliai

    Well I’d like to test Android Wear, but there is no way I’m buying this, the only thing that LG defines with this watch is “Fugly”, and sub $300 for it is not really compensating either :P, I’m gonna wait for Moto and the chinese companies to buy any of those watches

  • James

    And here is one more reason I should work over the summer!

  • FAL_Fan

    That’s pretty hot though…

  • mustbepbs

    Moto 360 or bust.

    Until we get any information about the 360, literally no other smartwatch stands a chance with enthusiasts. We’re all waiting with baited breath.

  • Ryan N

    I should hope it’s sub $300. If not, I’m scared of what the moto 360 will go for.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I honestly can’t see it going for that much. But you never know. I think the sweet spot for these devices to sell fast is $199….though I think they lowest we’ll see is $250.

  • Wall Breaker

    I prefer rounded faces, but still looks really nice.

    • Ray

      as a Man there is no harm done with owning more then one smart watch specially at the right price!

  • Ray

    Sorry about Portland Kellen its not looking to good for you guys :(

  • xsoldier2000

    I like this, didn’t think I would be a smart watch type of guy, but these look sexy. Do it right, LG, just do it right.

  • Alec

    It’s cool but it’s not circular. I can’t really consider it with the Moto 360 coming out as well.

  • Jimmy Baez

    Excited for both this and the Moto 360. Cannot wait!