LG announced its plan to enter the smartwatch market with its own G Watch, powered by Android Wear. The latter, which is specifically designed for smartwatch such as the G Watch.
Until now, the only glimpses we got were some official renders, and a dead prototype. This time around, the rumor mill brought some live images of the G Watch, which thankfully works.
The image shows the LG G Watch resting on a wooden surface with a micro-USB cable connected to it. Probably for charging. The image shows the watch’s display showing an intimation to install Android Wear on the G Watch. It may not be what you were hoping for, but at-least its something.
The G Watch has a fairly simple rectangular design compared to a more stylish outlook of the Moto 360. The rectangular smartwatch measures at 37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95 mm, and weighs a meager 61 grams. The image shows the smartwatch sporting rubber bands. Speaking of its outlook, the G Watch will also be dust and water-resistant.
The smartwatch is rumored to sport a fairly modest Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC, 512MB of Ram and 4GB of internal storage. The display measures 1.65-inches with 280×280 resolution. Powering all this is a 400mAh battery.
The LG G Watch is set to officially launch next week at Google’s I/O developer conference. The rumor mill claims that the G Watch will apparently be sold through Google’s Play Store, and is expected to cost lower around the $200 mark.
The LG G Watch will face stiff competition from Samsung’s Tizen powered Gear 2 smartwatch and the Android Wear running Moto 360. With more competitors entering the fray, and Apple also expected to launch a smartwatch this fall. The LG G Watch will have its hands full.