Back in March Google took the wraps off its new Android Wear platform, giving us a look at what the future of Android-powered watches will have in store for us. At the time, both LG and Motorola gave us early previews of their own Wear powered devices, the Moto 360 and LG G Watch.
Speaking of the latter device, LG originally promised the watch would be one of the first to Android Wear products to ship, with a 2nd quarter release target. Now LG has confirmed to Pocket-lint that the watch will arrive before July and will cost less than £180 in the UK (roughly $300). Considering U.S. pricing is often less than a device’s equivalent pricing in Europe, we wouldn’t be too surprised if the watch arrives around the $250 mark in North America, though that’s just speculation on our part.
Aside from the potential pricing and release details, LG also confirmed that the G Watch will offer user-changeable straps for those looking to further customize the look of their device. When it comes to more detailed specs, we really know little else about the LG G Watch, other than it will utilize Google’s new watch UI and software, giving us the power of Google Now right on our wrist.
Although many of us at Android Authority prefer the looks of the Moto 360, if the LG G Watch can offer similar functionality and specs in a cheaper (square) package — it could still prove to be a major success for the company.
What do you think of the Android Wear platform, and are you more interested in the G Watch or the Moto 360? Conversely, do you feel existing watches like the Gear 2 are still the better deal, based on what we currently know?