The first generation of Android Wear smart watches are nearly upon us and leading the charge is the LG G Watch. The device has been announced for quite a while but we finally get the inside scoop on its specifications and pricing.
Modaco.com has reported that the LG G Watch will be released sometime after Google I/O, with a tentative date of 7th July. As for pricing, an exact figure was not stated but it will be cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Neo which retails for approximately £169.99.
The latest reports have shown a large number of details on the specifications of the LG G Watch. The device sports the traditional square frame as seen in the renders, with the face measuring 1.65-inches across and the LCD display sporting a 280×280 resolution. The G Watch will have a Snapdragon 400 processor with 4GB of internal storage and 512MB of RAM. The battery is the key component here, with the leaked spec sheet indicating a 400mAh lithium polymer battery. It is expected to have a 36-hour standby time although nothing has been stated on how fast that number dwindles following regular usage. However, the device will be able to fully charge within two hours.
Other features of the LG G Watch include Bluetooth 4.0 support and a 5-pin microUSB contact point on the back of the device. It will have multiple language support including Korean, Spanish, French and Chinese. Another interesting rumor is that the G Watch will be able to take memos and create text messages using voice control, although that remains unconfirmed.
To be fair, with the absence of a large number of smart watches, especially those running on Android Wear, it is hard to pass a solid judgement on the LG G Watch. We still however appreciate the smart watch concept and are eager to see how it fares in todays market.