LG reportedly working on two new wearable devices, may be unveiled alongside LG G3 at MWC

December 26, 2013

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    According to several reports coming out of South Korea, LG is not only working on the LG G3 already, but the company is also planning to release two new wearable devices as well. Reportedly all three devices will be shown off in February at the MWC event in Barcelona.

    So what do we know about the devices? For the G3, all we know is that the handset will allegedly feature a fingerprint reader, just like what you’ll find with devices like the HTC One Max. The rumor mill also suggests the handset could have a high-end octa-core CPU and a 2K display — but again all of this is speculation and rumor at best.

    As for the two wearable devices, the names are said to be the G Arch and the G Health.

    According to several reports, LG is not only working on the LG G3 already, but the company is also planning to release two new wearable devices as well.

    The first of these is supposed to be smartwatch, not unlike the Samsung Galaxy Gear. Although little is known about the G Arch, going back as far as March, we’ve heard rumors that LG was experimenting with its own smartwatch. In August we also learned unofficially from an LG exec the company was in fact working a smartphone with a flexible display.

    So what’s the G Health? The Korean media reports that this is a fitness tracking device and apparently LG’s take on the existing Nike Fuelband. It is important to note that this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the name “LG Health”, as this name showed up in a trademark filing in October of this year.

    Once again it’s important to remember that LG has yet to confirm any of these three devices. While it doesn’t seem impossible to think that an LG G3 is really in the works, unveiling it at MWC seems a little soon (though not impossible).

    Bottom-line, speculation is advised when it comes to believing the rumors about any three of these devices. Either way, we’ll hopefully know more come February 2014, and maybe (if we’re lucky) we’ll even learn a few more details at CES in January.

    What do you think, would it make sense for LG to get involved in the wearables market? Could LG find success with a smartwatch despite the fact that Samsung has – at least so far – struggled to break much ground with its own Galaxy Gear? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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    • Jayfeather787

      First off: Where is the Nexus 10 2014?!
      Second off: Where is the LG Optimus G pro successor?
      Can’t wait for Lg G3 or Nexus 6.

      • AndroidBoss

        Nexus 5 just came out almost 2 months ago, why wait for Nexus 6 lol?

        • Jayfeather787

          No I am getting the Nexus 5 sooner or later. It’s just new phones excite me.

          • AndroidBoss

            :P

      • AndroidBoss

        BTW Asus is making the Nexus 10 this year I believe.

      • Arturo Raygoza

        I doubt it will be called nexus 6

        • Jayfeather787

          I know because what will they do with the Nexus 5′s second successor?

          • Arturo Raygoza

            Nexus 5 (2014)

    • Bishop

      It seems like it’s way to soon for a follow up to the G2. A follow up to the LG Optimus G Pro, like a LG G2 Pro, makes much more sense. It keeps them in the phablet section and it keeps LG active until the LG G3 sometime in the fall.

    • Hilo

      like you said, “reportedly”

    • andrew

      Bishop is spot on, there should be G Pro successor. The Note 3 in the optimum phablet size range has no challenger at the moment.
      The GX seems like a total waste. What is LG doing? Have they lost the plot, just when they were being recognised.

    • Anirudh

      basically they will launch the device saying 50$ cheaper than Samung and 150$ cheaper than apple counterparts :P

    • Prabhanshu Gupta

      LG is following the foot prints of Apple and Samsung, A smart-watch and fingerprint scanner on the deck, this will open the market. There is a lot of potential in wearable market so all major companies are targeting this segment.
      Here are my views on this concern.
      http://technews.effectlabs.com/post/2013/12/27/LG-rumoured-to-unveil-the-G3-and-a-couple-wearable-gadgets-at-Mobile-World-Congress.aspx

    • mohamed elalamy

      where is software updates i have lg optimus 4x p880 and it’s software only updated to jelly bean 4.1.2 where 4.3 or a plan for 4.4

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