We are wrapping up to head back home from Google IO, but we wanted to give you our first impressions of Android Wear and the LG G Watch before heading out of San Francisco. We already showed you an unboxing and setup tutorial, but we have played around with it for a bit and are ready to give you our first impressions.
We happen to really like this device, even though it is still in its infancy. More applications and functions will come, but the LG G Watch holds very strong considering the circumstances. As our very own Joshua says in the video below, “it’s a wonderful jumping-off point”.
While the band is not “premium”, it’s very comfortable. The device is also water resistant, ridding your mind of the worries of deeming your device worthless after a splash. The screen is not as sensitive as we are used to with smartphones, which did give us a few annoyances, but at least you won’t get accidental presses.
We enjoy that Android Wear also has a surprising nature to it. As you swipe up, down, left and right, you will run into some functionality you didn’t know was there. You can also control your music, but the controls are still a bit limited. It needs more command abilities, like being able to choose a specific playlist.
Google seems to have organized the UI very well, especially for having such a small screen. We found you don’t need to try to hard to get anywhere, proving Google did a good job setting notification priorities.
Give the video a look for more details and stay tuned for our full review, which will be coming very soon.