Currently the future technology depends on wearables and at the forefront of this race are big names like Pebble, Motorola with its recently announced Moto 360, and the LG’s G Watch, which is one of the first smartwatches that will run on Google’s Android Wear platform.
The announcement of the Moto 360 and LG G Watch came when Google officially revealed its Android Wear smartwatch OS back in March this year, a platform to come up with interesting smartwatches with great smartphone-connected features.
Although at this point many key details are still missing in action, such as the internal specifications of the smartwatches themselves. But today, thanks to a leak courtesy of UpLeaks on Twitter, we finally have some information on what makes up this wearable.
Got a fair idea about the muscle which the LG G Watch packs once its lands on our wrist this summer. It will come with a 400mAh lithium-polymor battery offering a stand-by time of 36-hours, and has the capability to charge from zero to full in under 2 hours.
About the display, the LG G Watch features a TFT LCD display (no OLED), and packs a screen resolution of 280 x 280 pixels on a 1.65-inch panel.
The G Watch wireless features – able to pair with your smartphone using Bluetooth 4.0, and with 4GB of onboard storage, you mae your way a lot easier, like store 4GB worth of apps, songs, and games directly on the watch and finally weighs 61 grams.
Note: Sensors include ambient light, touchscreen, pedometer, and accelerometer.
Here is the complete set of allegedly leaked spec sheet and a photo of the watch’s back panel posted by @upleaks:
Now that LG G Wtach will join the Motorola Moto 360, being among the first Android Wear-powered watches to hit the wearable market. G Watch rumored to debut before July and could cost £180 in the UK (or about $300).
Android Wear is Google’s uniform version of Android optimized for wearable devices and the software functions a lot like Google Now. Make sense, you’ll be able to talk to your watch to quickly perform tasks such as checking the weather or searching through Google. It’s designed to offer notifications and info relevant to you at a glance, preventing the need to whip out your phone.
The aforementioned specs are in paper, but the G Watch looks quite impressive though which in the real world performance that matters the most. It’s also being reported that the LG’s G Watch will be given to Google I/O attendees as a freebie, which in return shows how much the search giant want to push its smartwatch effort to manufacturers and developers.
Release date of LG G Watch and the availability to customers? No we don’t have any concrete date yet, but several reports suggest that LG’s smartwatch effort will start retailing around July 7th time-frame, and will come with a price tag of around $285.
Learn more about the Android Wear platform in general at Google’s annual I/O conference, which takes place on June 25-26, 2014. Stay tuned!
(Source: UpLeaks [Twitter])