LG G Watch to launch next quarter

Saqib Shah
March 18, 2014

LG has unveiled its latest collaboration with Google in the shape of the LG G Watch.

The smartwatch  features Google’s new wearables platform called  Android Wear.

LG’s keeping quiet on the specs and other details of the new device, but as you can see in the image above Google Now features prominently on the platform. Users will be able to initiate voice commands by simply stating “OK Google.”

LG wants the G Watch to act as a “low barrier to entry” for developers, while offering a Google experience to users at the same time; this likely means that when the watch arrives sometime next quarter (exact date and pricing remains unknown), we can expect it to sell at a competitive price.

“The opportunity to work with Google on LG G Watch was the perfect chance for LG to really pull out all stops in both design and engineering,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, CEO of LG’s Mobile Communications division.  “We’re confident that a well-designed device has the potential to take the smart wearable market by storm.”

Of course, it will have plenty of  competition  as  Motorola, HTC, Samsung and even fashion brands like Fossil are currently taking part in the newly announced  Android Wear  initiative, which makes a Google-approved SDK available to developers eying the wearable space.

Check out an ad for the Android Wear initiative below:


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Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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