LG EYES MAINSTREAM ADOPTION OF WEARABLES WITH FIRST DEVICE POWERED BY ANDROID WEAR
- 07, 21 2014
SINGAPORE, July 21, 2014 —With an eye on transforming wearable devices into more than just a conversation piece, LG Electronics (LG) has introduced the highly anticipated LG G Watch (http://goo.gl/Ie8TB0). The LG G Watch is one of the first devices powered by Android Wear™, Google’s new operating system, which extends the Android platform to wearables. As a wrist wearable device featuring a button-less design, the G Watch will appeal to a mass audience with its simple minimalist design, quick and “glance-able” access to useful information, and seamless connectivity with other Android devices, keeping users connected wherever, whenever.
“As one of the first to market Android Wear, LG wanted to develop a product that functions as an essential companion device and yet, was simple to use,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We wanted a device that would be simple to learn and so intuitive that users wouldn’t even have to think about how to use its features. That’s what the LG G Watch is all about.”
“Watches powered by Android Wear aim to show you the right information and suggestions you need, right when you need them,” said Sundar Pichai, SVP, Android, Chrome & Apps. “It's been great to work with LG on the launch of the G Watch — especially given its simple, easy-to-use design.”
Highlights of the LG G Watch include:
-Compatibility with smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher with the Android Wear™ app, available at Google Play Store
-Simple new user experience designed around cards, which provide useful information on your wrist when it’s needed
-Accurate voice recognition so you can get things done quickly and easily by just asking questions
-The “Always-On” screen allows you to glance at information without having to wake the display or pressing any buttons
-Powered by a large 400mAh battery, the largest among Android Wear™ devices
-Straps are interchangeable with any standard 22mm watch band
At the core of the LG G Watch is a powerful and energy-efficient Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor clocking in at 1.2GHz. Paired with a low power consuming Always-On 1.65-inch IPS display with true-to-life colour reproduction, the LG G Watch enhances the functionality of Android smartphones by providing quick access to useful information. Connected via Bluetooth, the LG G Watch displays messages, shows who is calling, is able to control music playback and more without the smartphone ever having to be removed from a pocket or bag.
The LG G Watch combines form and function in a subtle, minimalist design with an intuitive touch-based user interface. And with an Ingress Protection rating of IP67, the LG G Watch is designed to be protected from dust and water resistant for up to 30 minutes to a depth of one meter. The LG G Watch will be available in two colours — Black Titan and White Gold — and is constructed of PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coated stainless steel with a rugged silicone wristband in matching colour.
The LG G Watch will be available at a recommended retail price of SGD$268 from July 26 at M1, Singtel, Starhub and other LG authorized resellers.
-Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor
-Display: 1.65-inch LCD IPS (280 x 280)
-Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM
-Operating System: Android Wear
-Compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above
-Size: 37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95mm
-Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
-Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro / Accelerometer / Compass)
-Colour: White Gold/ Black Titan
-Others: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)