With the launch of LG G3, LG has also unveiled their G Watch, which is a smart-watch running Android wear at a price of 15 K INR. The watch has a 1.65-inch display and it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and has an internal memory of 4 GB along with 512MB RAM. The dust and water resistant watch sports the Android Wear OS and has a 400 mAh battery. Though, it’s priced at 15K INR, you can get a discount of 5K, when you buy it along with a new G3. ALong with Samsung Gear Live, G Watch is also one of the first Android Wear watches to go on sale. LG G Watch is compatible with a wide range of Android smartphones and it will provide relevant info to users whenever they say ‘OK Google’ for asking questions or doing something. This is LG’s 4th device to have such collaboration with Google, after Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition.
It has an always-on display and shows an on-time notification, and raising the watch turns it from black and white to full colour. Users can swipe up and down to navigate between notifications, and swipe horizontally to get to details and actions. Users can select the watch face too. They can simply press and hold to choose which watch time face they want. Also, when a user dismisses a notification on the watch, is also disappears from the phone. There’s also a mode called “DO NOT DISTURB”, setting a “do-not-disturb” mode is a swipe away. Just swipe down on the watch to set the DND mode. Here’s the full specs of G Watch:
|OS||Android Wear (Compatible with Android 4.3+)|
|STRAP||22mm (0.86inch) Changeable Watch Strap|
|SCREEN||1.65” IPS LCD|
|PROCESSING||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor
with 1.2GHz CPU
|MEMORY||512 MB / 4 GB|
|PORTS & CONNECTORS||Micro USB on Charging Cradle|
|SENSORS||9 Axis (Accelerometer/Compass/Gyro)|
This is a great gadget, no doubt. But ina country like India, where very few people have access to even smartphones, smart watches are dreams to them and with an internet penetration rate of just 12.6%, which is infact the lowest in Asia, it may be difficult for LG to get some attention. Though, LG has been one of the promising consumer electronics brands in India, I guess this is the only factor that may help LG to sell quite a good number of smart-watches.