Today is a pretty big day for smartwatch fans. Not only did Google just unveil its Android Wear program with the promise that several Android manufacturers will bring us devices that utilize the platform, LG has now officially announced the G Watch.
In an official blog post, LG has unveiled that its Android-powered watch will run on the Android Wear platform, bringing us the ability to use Google Now features via the familiar “OK Google” command. Unlike devices like the Gear 2, the LG G Watch will have a wide range of support for various Android handsets. Unfortunately, that’s about all we know about the watch’s features for now, though LG promises to bring us more details in the coming months.
[quote qtext=”The opportunity to work with Google on LG G Watch was the perfect chance for LG to really pull out all stops in both design and engineering.” qperson=”Dr. Jong-seok Park” qsource=”President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications” qposition=”center”]
As for when the LG G Watch will be available? Though LG has yet to give us a specific date or pricing details, the upcoming smartwatch is expected to be introduced sometime in the second quarter of this year. To learn more about the Android Wear platform and what it brings to the table, check out our announcement article and/or watch the video below:
What do you think, excited for the LG G Watch and other Android Wear-based devices? Can Google and its partners finally make smartwatches truly mainstream?