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Topic # 150000 8-Jul-2014 08:49
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LG Electronics (LG) today announced that the LG G Watch ― one of the first to market wearable running Android Wear ― is now available for purchase from the Google Play Store (http://play.google.com) as well as key retailers around the world. LG G Watch is the first Android Wear device to feature a button-free design with a display that remains “always-on” for maximum convenience and usability.

“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.”

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
LG G Watch will be available both online and offline in twelve countries: United States, Canada, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia, India, Japan and South Korea. In fifteen other countries, among which include key markets such as Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Singapore and New Zealand, the LG G Watch will be available at retailers. Prices will be announced locally in each market.

Key Specifications:

 

  • Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Display: 1.65-inch LCD IPS (280 x 280)
  • Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM
  • Battery: 400mAh
  • Operating System: Android Wear
  • (compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above)
  • Size: 37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95mm
  • Weight: 63g
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer/ Compass)
  • Color: White Gold/ Black Titan
  • Other: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)








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  Reply # 1083880 8-Jul-2014 08:50
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More fashion wear..




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  Reply # 1083943 8-Jul-2014 10:12
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Which retailers in NZ will stock this?



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  Reply # 1083945 8-Jul-2014 10:14
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No details in the release, since it came from Korea. We will probably hear more soon from the local folks. I will ask around now.





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  Reply # 1083952 8-Jul-2014 10:17
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I can't see smart watches ever taking off. 

People wear watches as a style statement not for the useful gadgets, otherwise we'd all be wearing calculator watches already. 

Just my opinion. 


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  Reply # 1084001 8-Jul-2014 11:36
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Still kind of a 'biege box' for your wrist. I like the concept and function, just not sure about the style.
$US230 equates to $NZ262 at current exchange rate so I would expect it to retail here for $NZ350. And drop to $299 just before the iWatch is launched (which will probably be at least $500).




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  Reply # 1084216 8-Jul-2014 16:19
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I like the way LG are going with their devices. Better thought out than Samsung in many ways. As a second generation Sony Smartwatch wearer I can see some merits in this watch by LG. I'd like to see how 'always on' that display really is in daylight.

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  Reply # 1084567 9-Jul-2014 09:52
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So i have found a way to get it to nz for $205nz + shipping :)

I am trying to make up my mind if I really want it



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  Reply # 1088372 14-Jul-2014 10:26
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mrtoken: So i have found a way to get it to nz for $205nz + shipping :)

I am trying to make up my mind if I really want it




I would love to source this at $205nz. I have a nike+ watch but want more functionality. 

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Wait for Moto 360?

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  Reply # 1115118 25-Aug-2014 13:31
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It would appear before we even get a whiff of this model on our shores, there is another in the works.

LG R (round)

http://www.technobuffalo.com/2014/08/24/lg-teases-circular-g-watch-r-ahead-of-ifa-unveiling/
http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/24/lg-g-watch-r-teaser/

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