Following up on our first unboxing and hands on video a few days ago, we are now ready to follow up with a more in-depth overview of the LG G Watch. Watch our buddy Roland get down the details on the first device to run Google’s Android Wear OS:
The G Watch from LG actually looks somewhat similar to the Sony Smart Watch 2 and other digital wearables that generally mimic classic digital watch design with a small LCD display mounted on standard watch straps. The G Watch screen is always on, although the 280 x 280 IPS screen is dimmed considerably when not in use. The built-in gyromoeter detects when you twist your wrist, illuminating the display.
Check out the video below, which not only covers the G Watch itself, but also a first real look at Google’s wearable optimized version of Android, with Android Wear.
LG G Watch: Specifications
• 1.65 Inch IPS LCD Display
• 280 x 280 Resolution
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Processor
• 512MB RAM
• 4GB eMMC Internal Storage
• Bluetooth 4.0 LE
• Gyropscope, Accelerometer and Compass
• 37.9mm x 46.5mm x 9.95mm
• 63 grams
• 400mAh Battery
• Android Wear OS
• Black and Gold options
• IP67 Water and Dust resistant
• Compatible with Android 4.3 and above devices
LG G Watch Photo Gallery
The LG G Watch is available from next week in a choice of Titan black and White Gold. The White Gold version is definitely marketed towards women, and certainly looks more glamourous and blingy compared to the all black version. The black version is a much more robust looking and manly design that will appeal to guys. It is interesting to see LG are targeting both sexes with the G Watch, as the female side of the population has typically been underserved by wearables in general. The 63 grams of heft my still be of putting to some women with slimmer wrists however.