LG has launched its highly-anticipated LG G Watch, one of the first devices powered by Android Wear, Google’s new operating system for extending the platform to wearables. The wearable device features a simple button-less design allowing for quick access to information and offers seamless connectivity with other Android devices.
LG's G Watch runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor running at 1.2GHz. Paired with a 1.65-inch IPS display with true-to-life colour reproduction, the LG G Watch enhances the functionality of Android smartphones by providing quick access to useful information. The always-on screen makes it easy to tell the time with a quick glance, said the company.
With voice recognition, the technology company was free to design the LG G Watch without any buttons or keys. The LG G comes with an Ingress Protection rating of IP67 - designed to be protected from dust and water resistant for up to 30 minutes to a depth of one metre. Available in two colours - black titan and white gold - it is constructed of PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coated stainless steel with a rugged silicone wristband in a matching colour.
Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said that being one of the first to market with Android Wear, LG wanted to develop a product that functions as an essential companion device but most importantly, was simple to use.
'We wanted a device that would be simple to learn and so intuitive that users wouldn’t even have to think about how to use its features. That’s what the LG G Watch is all about.'
Sundar Pichai, senior vice president for Android, Chrome & Apps at Google, said, ‘Watches powered by Android Wear aim to show you the right information and suggestions you need, right when you need them.’
The LG G Watch is now available on pre-order from the Google Play Store.