LG has released further details about its much anticipated G Watch.
Powered by Android Wear, Google’s smartwatch operating system, LG showcased a video of the watch, outlining it in all angles, showing off its waterproof functionality, and giving the option of either a black or white colour scheme.
Claiming that ‘LG defines the smartwatch’, the video flaunts the watch’s compatibility with Android phones, the all-metal body, and the impressive battery life.
An official release date has yet to be confirmed, but it has stated that the watch will be available for consumers during Q2, so we’re likely looking at an end-of-June release.
Here are the top five features of the LG G Watch:
Coming in at a cheaper-than-expected £180 (or thereabouts), the LG G Watch does not seem to be initially overtly expensive. The Samsung Gear 2 comes in at a slightly larger £250, but LG has suggested its G Watch will be cheaper.
The LG G Watch features an all-metal chassis that is fully touchscreen. There are no exterior buttons to detract from the slick look of the watch, and there’s not even a charging port, as the watch will likely be charged wirelessly – not via Micro USB.
The G Watch will sport a mighty fine (for a watch) 512MB RAM and will come with 4GB of internal memory, while boasting a 1.65-inch screen with 280×280 pixel resolution.
The LG G Watch will be IP67 dust and water proof. That’s incredibly handy for every day use, and while you may not be able to take the watch in the pool, IP67 is perfectly sufficient for your everyday British rain shower.
Features like Google Now, a huge success on Nexus and Android devices, will be available on the LG G Watch to aid with everyday tasks and habits. Google Now does this by hoarding all the information that’s thrown at your watch, then using it to provide suggestions. Like when your next flight is, where the nearest restaurant is, or…well, really anything!