LG has showcased its first smartwatch, the G Watch, partnering with Google. The smartwatch will likely arrive in the second quarter.
LG has finally revealed its first Android based smartwatch dubbed as G Watch. The smartwatch will run Android Wear, an open-source project to create apps for wearable devices, putting Google at the forefront of efforts to jumpstart the nascent wearable computing market. It will be available on the market in the next quarter.
The South Korean company hasn’t detailed the specifications of the G Watch, but the first images provide a glimpse of what you’d expect. It comes with an elegant design and display with a series of information, flight status, game scores and other Google Now type information. The device will be controlled through voice commands by simply speaking “OK Google”.
The G Watch will be compatible with a wide range of Android based smartphones and is the fourth product developed by LG in partnership with Google. The company has already realized the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5 and the G Pad 8.2 Google Play Edition.
Dr. Jong-seok Park, CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications was enthusiastic about the partnership with Google and thanks to its support that allows the Korean company to build not only elegant to wear but also has rich software functionality.
We’re confident that a well-designed device has the potential to take the smart wearable market by storm.
However, LG hasn’t stated anything about the pricing and release date of the smartwatch, but it’s expected to arrive during the next quarter tagged with a pretty competitive price following the same path as the Nexus range. LG won’t be the only company to develop watches with Android Wear, Google has already declared that other partners are also working on smartwatch such as Asus, HTC, Motorola and Samsung.