3/18/2014 5:01:20 PM
LG unveils wearable G Watch
LG has teamed up with Google to create its new G Watch powered by the Android Wear platform for wearables.
The smartwatch will be compatible with a range of Android devices and should be introduced to the market in Q2 2014, although a UK release date is yet to be forthcoming. Users of the G Watch will be able to download applications straight to the device, and will benefit for its ‘Ok Google’ function that uses voice recognition to answer queries.
This is LG’s fourth device developed closely with Google after the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, LG G Pad8 8.3 Google Play Edition.
President and CEO of LG Electronics, Dr Jong-seok Park, said: ‘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. 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.’