LG Electronics today introduced the highly anticipated LG G Watch, one of the first devices powered by Android Wear – Google’s new operating system which extends the Android platform to wearables. As a wrist wearable device featuring a button-less design, the G Watch is aimed at a mass audience with its simple minimalist design, quick and “glance-able” access to useful information, and seamless connectivity with other Android devices. At the core of the LG G Watch is a powerful and energy-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocking in at 1.2GHz. Paired with a low power consuming Always-On 1.65-inch IPS display with true-to-life color reproduction, the G Watch enhances the functionality of Android smartphones by providing quick access to useful information. Connected via Bluetooth, the LG G Watch displays messages, shows who’s calling, controls music playback and more without the smartphone ever having to be removed from your pocket.
Integral to the LG G Watch and Android Wear is a simple new user experience designed around cards, which provides useful information when it’s needed, and voice recognition which allows one to ask questions and get things done easily. With voice recognition, users can send text messages and search for useful information just by saying, “OK Google.”
The G Watch will be offered in two colors — Black Titan and White Gold — and is constructed of PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coated stainless steel with a rugged silicone wristband in matching color. Furthermore, the G Watch is designed to be protected from dust and water resistant for up to 30 minutes to a depth of one meter. The LG G Watch is now available for pre-order on the Google Play Store for $229 USD.