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LG G Watch unboxing and initial setup

Courtesy of Google, Josh now has his hands on a brand new (full version) of the LG G Watch! Join us as he unboxes the watch and goes through the initial setup.
June 26, 2014

Yesterday Josh got his hands on the demo versions of the Moto 360 and Gear Live. Now we are finally getting a closer look at the LG G Watch, courtesy of Google, who gave all I/O 2013 attendees the opportunity to pick either a Gear Live or G Watch as part of their goodie bag. In the video above Josh unboxes the smartwatch and walks us through what is involved when it comes to setting things up.

So what’s inside? The first thing you’ll run into is the watch, which has a plastic cover over the screen. Pulling out the watch you’ll find the AC adapter, a charging craddle, a microUSB cable and multi-lingual manual for the watch. Taking a closer look at the watch itself you’ll find a silicon band that isn’t as elegant as the leather strap on the Moto 360 but it’s also water resistant, durable and — if you really don’t like it — the strap is user replaceable. On the front you’ll find nothing but the display, accompanied by some sizable bezels that may be a turn off for some.

LG G Watch unboxing initial setup (3 of 13)

One of the most intriguing things about the LG G Watch is that it is completely buttonless, which makes figuring out how to turn it on a bit of mystery without looking at the manual. The secret is simple: you have to first connect it to the charging craddle, and it will then automatically turn on. This seems like an odd approach, but it makes sense for a product that is supposed to always-be on. Once it’s dead, it’s dead — charge it, and it will light up again.

As for the setup process? It’s pretty quick and painless, though you will need the official Android Wear app on your phone in order to get the job done. To get a better idea of what’s involved with the setup and to see the built-in Android Wear tutorial, you’ll want to watch the video above. Of course this is just a very early look and unboxing of the LG G Watch, we’ll be bringing you a more detailed first impressions video later today, so be sure to stay tuned to Android Authority.