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LG's Android Wear G Watch will be always on, water resistant

Wearable set to launch in Stealth Black and Champagne Gold models
Tue Apr 22 2014, 16:40

LG HAS REVEALED that its upcoming Android Wear smartwatch, the LG G Watch, will feature an always-on display and will be water resistant.

LG first coughed on the G Watch last month, and it has now launched an interactive, teaser website that offers more details on the Android Wear device.

While it has not revealed full specifications, LG has disclosed that the G Watch will be resistant against dust and water, much like Samsung's Gear 2 - which we review in the below video - and Gear Fit devices. However, LG has not revealed what IP certification the watch will have.

LG Android Wear G Watch in Stealth Black and Champagne Gold

The screen, unlike that of the Samsung Gear 2, will be always-on too, with LG boasting that the G Watch features "a screen that never sleeps". It hasn't yet revealed what effect this will have on the wearable's battery, however.

Beyond that, LG doesn't tell us much else, but does say that the G Watch will be available in Stealth Black and "Champagne Gold models when it's launched in the second quarter. When it arrives, the LG G Watch will feature a price around the £180 mark.

While LG has revealed few details regarding the wearable's hardware specifications, Google has spilled almost all there is to know about Android Wear, the operating system that will drive the G Watch.

For example, Google has said that users of Android Wear devices will be able to shout "OK Google" at their wrists to start a task.

Google explained, "Just say 'OK Google' to fire up a music playlist on your phone, or cast your favorite movie to your TV. There's a lot of possibilities here so we're eager to see what developers build."

Android Wear will also focus heavily on fitness, with features such as a built-in pedometer and exercise tracker, and will access contextual updates.

As well as LG, other firms including HTC, Samsung, Asus and Motorola are also expected to launch Android Wear devices this year. µ 

 

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