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.
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?