Device makers are banking on smartwatches being the next big thing, and while we wait for a verdict, LG has begun shipping its G Watch to a global audience. The LG G Watch is one of the first to sport Google's Android Wear platform and is the only one so far to feature a button-free design with a display that's always-on. That means you can keep up with what's happening in your connected world with a simple glance at your wrist.
"As one of the first Android Wear devices to market, we see this as the beginning of a long-term commitment to making wearables running Android Wear a household name," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "We’re confident that once consumers see how useful and compelling LG G Watch can be, it will be integrated into their daily lives, just as smartphone have done."
The LG G Watch utilizes a 1.65-inch IPS display with a 280x280 resolution, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of eMMC storage, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, 9-axis sensors (gyro, accelerometer, and compass), and 400mAh battery.
You can pair the LG G Watch with smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher with the Android Wear app available at Google Play. It weighs 63g, is dust and water resistant (IP67), and features interchangeable straps (can use any standard 22mm watch band).