LG G Watch can be had for $255, order today for July 7 delivery

June 25, 2014

    LG G Watch Black and White

    The LG G Watch is up for pre-sale on the Mobile Fun website for $254.99, with an estimated delivery of July 7th.

    It is a matter of hours now until Google I/O, where we are expecting to see the official launch of Android Wear and the Android Wear flagship devices, Motorola’s Moto 360 and LG’s G Watch smartwatches.

    It is of little doubt that the G Watch will have a presence at Google I/O, possibly even being handed out to attendees in the typically awesome grab bags of goodies. Until now, we’ve only had a few rumors for availability and retail pricing. Mobile Fun is changing that for us as they have both the Black and Gold (with white straps) versions up for sale now for $245.99 each.

    The LG G Watch has been well discussed and highlighted here on the site. When put side by side the Moto 360, many users prefer the circular design of Motorola’s device, but this should not take away from the usability and value of LG’s smartwatch.

    lg g watch black gold

    In terms of specifications, the G Watch is rocking a 280×280 resolution 1.6-inch display, 4GB of onboard storage and a 400mAh battery. It doesn’t sound like much, but that should be enough juice for 36 hours of standby time and only take 2 hours to fully charge. We’ve also heard rumor that the device will be powered by a quad-core 787MHz Snapdragon CPU, but that is as yet unconfirmed. Check out our full specs reveal and this hands-on video for more info.

    We expect big things from the G Watch, which, in part, is big expectations of Google’s new Android Wear operating system. Make sure to check back with us during Google I/O, as we’ll be bringing you all the highlights of the keynote presentation, including Android Wear and the LG G Watch.

    With a price of $255, do you think LG has priced the G Watch smartwatch appropriately? Or, maybe I should ask, will you be pre-ordering one?

    Comments

    • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

      Another flop. When will these companies learn that people don’t want to spend this much for a side chick. Damn

      • http://www.AndroidAuthority.com/ Darcy Alexander LaCouvee

        Dude, side chicks can end up costing you more than your main girl. Tis the nature of life. But in this case, you might end up loving your ‘side chick’ more. ;) be warned brother

        • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

          Your game is horrible then, lol. I wouldn’t give a side chick a ‘dime’ lame to pay the side piece anything, cause she will never be the full meal. Just a happy one…

    • Corey Watford

      With the LG watch now $250+ I doubt the moto 360 will rock anything less than a $300 price tag

      • Cole

        My thoughts exactly. I was really hoping for a 150ish LG G Watch and 200ish Moto 360. Guess that’s the dream isn’t it.

      • h1ghland3r

        Yes.. It’s sad.. I wanna buy a Moto 360, but not spending 300 dollars..

        • http://dribbble.com/nickchamberlin Nick Chamberlin

          Moto 360 will destroy the g watch if its priced the same. And 250$ for the 360 is probably the most I would pay.

    • http://www.AndroidAuthority.com/ Darcy Alexander LaCouvee

      This is from a UK focused reseller. By the time it hits the mainstream, we’ll see a $199.99 price point. The Moto 360 will go on sale starting at 260ish and will fall in price too. Moto and LG are willing to play the long term game, which is earn the loyalty of the smartest, most price and spec savvy consumers, and reap the spoils in the long term.

      • Marsg

        Yea their going to fall in price quick after they realize they aren’t selling enough.

        • http://www.AndroidAuthority.com/ Darcy Alexander LaCouvee

          Smartphones = 100. Tables = 13. Smartwatches = 2.5

          Economy of scale!

      • Crutchcorn

        He’s got a point here people

        • http://www.AndroidAuthority.com/ Darcy Alexander LaCouvee

          Thanks man. I know their strategy. Just hang tight for 6 weeks, you’ll be able to scoop it up for as little as $180. Mark my words.

          • Crutchcorn

            Well that’s not just their stratey! Let’s look at tech industry as a whole. Most products are like that, simply because it’s expensive to adopt new tech and they have less support from the get go

    • Kash Gummaraju

      I don’t understand why these things are priced so high. They have very low specced components, lower res displays, are a side item, and don’t have many full fledged software features that you get on a desktop or a smartphone. A smartphone itself costs 200 dollars to make(manufacturing and part costs) and probably another 50 or so for shipping. What justifies a 200 dollar+ price tag for these “accessories”? I’d say they really should be at 80-100 dollars max.

      • Marsg

        It’s called supply and demand, if they can get enough suckers to buy them at that price to cover their production and distribution cost + make a good profit, they will. If not they will drop price to increase sale numbers due to low demand at 255.

    • Marsg

      255$ to have notifications on my wrist, Yea seems a bit steep. 185-200 would have been more appropriate.

    • Crutchcorn

      Too pricey, at LEASE make it 200

    • Blowntoaster

      as Captain Darcy says: hope the price falls soon after, these wearables are friggin expensive. guess the popularity and demand for these things probably drive the prices up pre release and then soon after prices drop if they don’t sell enough or sell so much that they drop the price anyways…
      Can’t wait to see review of a production device running Wear.

    • Chris

      I’d love to get this for free for attending I/O, but there is no freaking way it’s worth that much money. Even 200 would be a hard sell…

    • Tyrone Diggs

      This doesn’t LOOK like $250 worth of watch. The software may be fantastic, but the LOOK is what really sells this thing with the average consumer. I think $199 is the magic number.

    • Alex Magaña

      The price doesnt bother me And its not because i have money no i work for a living too i Love a sexy black watch on my tatood wrist. Im actually using a Kenneth cole right now and i got it for 270$. Aslong as the built material is good And feels slick And weight is right Im getting the 360 but wont pay over 300

    • Sam Del Valle

      Man. I was kinda hoping for it to be $200 at least

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