LG releases G Watch promo video, promises to define the smartwatch

May 11, 2014
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Ahead of the expected summertime release of LG’s new G Watch, their Android Wear-powered smartwatch, LG is building some hype by giving us a little glamour video of the watch.

We still do not have a confirmed launch date or any prices, we do not have any confirmed specs for that matter, but we can’t help but find the G Watch at least a little bit attractive in this video. We previously learned that the G Watch would come in Stealth Black and Champagne Gold, with black or white bands. LG also announced that the G Watch would come with an always on display, unlike the tap to wake functionality of some of the currently available smartwatches on the market.

LG G Watch Waterproof

The G Watch is one of the first Android Wear powered watches to be announced this year. Android Wear itself was announced back in March with Motorola and LG almost simultaneously announcing their smartwatch options due out later this year. Android Wear is Google’s answer to wearable technology needs. Google’s Android Wear does not define what form it expects of wearable tech, but they certainly paint a vivid picture of the function, and to some extent the look and feel that they believe will best serve Android users. They put out a nice little video, why don’t we squeeze that in here now.

The LG G Watch is being touted as waterproof, and will be produced with the common rectangular watch-face design of modern smartwatches. On the other hand, Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch, also to be powered by Android Wear, is the first to offer a circular watch face. In a recent poll, our readers decided that the Moto 360 was the better looking device. We look forward to the day we can have both in hand to see if looks are the deciding factor on the better device.

What do you think, can LG and Motorola, running Google’s Android Wear, re-define the smartwatch?

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