The practicality of wearables is still being debated, but you have to hand it to LG for coming up with a pretty good use case. The Kizon, announced yesterday, is a smartwatch for kids that allows parents to track their location and communicate with them.
Parents can use the built-in GPS to locate a child, or talk to them through the device’s microphone. Kids can call easily by pressing the “One Step Direct Call” button on the Kizon. (more…)
According to sources of ours, Verizon has a handful of announcements prepared that involve happenings on July 10 and July 17. Outside of their plans to make 4G LTE a part of their ALLSET prepaid plan, which we first reported last week, we should also expect a big 50% off phone deal that will run for a couple of weeks, along with pre-orders and launch dates for the Xperia Z2 Tablet, LG G3, and G Watch. (more…)
Android Wear is here in the form on the Samsung Gear Live (review) and LG G Watch (review). It’s early for the new wearable platform, which means it has a lot of growing to do before most of you need it in your life. With that said, we know that many of you are itching to try it out, but may not want to fork out the $200 it currently requires to get one of these on your wrist. So, we are here to give one of each away to two amazing DL readers. That’s right, because we love you, you have a chance to win either a G Watch or a Gear Live. (more…)
AT&T appears to be running an accessory promo at the moment that will land you 25% off your entire cart if you buy three or more products. Should you couple the newly released LG G Watch (since it is listed as an accessory) with two incredibly cheap, $5 Body Glove products, you could get into the G Watch for as little as $179. The G Watch currently retails for $229, so you are looking at $50 in savings.
We reviewed the G Watch last night and came away from it more looking to the future, than anything. The product isn’t bad, but the platform behind it is so new that it is tough to fully evaluate where it could be in a couple of months. At $179, it may just be worth a look if you love adopting new technology out of the gate. (more…)
Android Wear, Google’s new wearable platform, is now available for use in the form of the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch. Tim already reviewed the Gear Live, so it’s now my turn to weigh in with thoughts on this other option.
In short, Android Wear and the G Watch offer what I would consider to be first generation, almost-beta-like experiences. The G Watch is one of the first Android Wear devices ever made and Android Wear is so fresh and new that we don’t really know where it will be in two months from now, let alone a year or two years. This is one of those products that you buy if you have to own all things Google, are an early adopter, or are a developer who plans to explore the potential of Android Wear. The rest of us are probably better off waiting to see where things shake out.
Below, you will find more thoughts on those ideas, along with a full G Watch video review. (more…)
An update is headed to the G Flex from LG on Sprint’s network, bringing a big feature for non-fans of wireless plans with minutes. G Flex owners will be able to place Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) calls, which is essentially just VoIP, but with a WiFi connection and not wireless data.
In addition, the update includes a new HD Voice icon, a Google SMS and Security patch, plus an “Update email Signature” feature. No exact clue to what that means, but it’s probably for the pre-installed email client.
Take a peek at the changelog from Sprint below. (more…)
The Android Wear-powered G Watch was launched through Google Play on June 25, but LG announced today that the smartwatch is coming to retailers all around the world.
Twelve countries will have access to the G Watch online and offline, with those countries including the US, Canada, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan. In addition, a total of fifteen countries will have access to the device exclusively offline through retailers, with a few of them being Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, and New Zealand. (more…)
AT&T announced this morning that its variant of the LG G3 will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow, July 8, but will then arrive in stores on July 11. The brand new G Watch will also arrive this week, with sales starting tomorrow for $229.
For a limited time, if you buy the G3 with a new 2-year contract, AT&T will slash 50% off the price of select LG accessories like the G Watch, Tone Ultra Bluetooth headset, or G3 Quick Circle case that adds wireless charging. (more…)