LG has released a few details on their upcoming LG G Watch on the G Watch page on the LG website. The LG G Watch will be the first wearable device to feature Google’s new Android Wear operating system for wearable devices.
According to the landing page, the LG G Watch features a minimalist design with a square face. The LG G Watch will not have any physical buttons. So far it will come in two different styles – Champagne Gold and Stealth Black. The Champagne Gold style comes with a black face, gold trimmings, and a white wristband; the Stealth Black style is much simpler with an all-black look. The Stealth Black design of the G Watch was first seen when LG announced the G Watch last month. LG has also confirmed that the straps on the G Watch will be changeable.
The LG G Watch will also be water & dust resistant which is a feature that’s starting to become common among mobile devices including the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony’s Xperia Z series. Even LG’s upcoming LG G3 flagship smartphone is rumored to feature water & dust resistance.
As previously mentioned, the LG G Watch will run on Google’s Android Wear operating system. With the lack of physical buttons, the G Watch will rely completely on its touch and voice controls. It will leverage Google Now to serve data to the user and as with other Android-based devices users will only need to say “Ok Google” to “get stuff done”. The LG G Watch will also feature an always-on screen as well as in-built access to Google Maps.
LG has previously worked with Google on a number of products including the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and the Google Play Edition of the LG G Pad 8.3.
“The opportunity to work with Google on LG G Watch was the perfect chance for LG to really pull out all stops in both design and engineering,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With the LG G Watch, LG is continuing the milestones we’ve set in wearables following in the footsteps of the world’s first 3G Touch Watch Phone in 2009 and the Prada Link in 2008. We’re confident that a well-designed device has the potential to take the smart wearable market by storm.”
LG did not release any details on the G Watch’s internals but has said that they will do so soon. The LG G Watch is rumored to come out before July of this year at a sub-$300 price point.