LG has created a new teaser site to show off some more details of their upcoming wearable device, the LG G Watch. Running on the Android Wear platform, the G Watch also features a water-resistant body (similar to smartphones like the Sony Xperia Z2 and the Samsung Galaxy S5), and an ‘always-on’ screen. While it remains to be seen how this will affect battery life, it makes the G Watch eminently more useful in its traditional role as a watch!
After the unveiling of the wearable-focused Android Wear platform, more and more companies are showing off their ideas about what smartwatches should be like, from Samsung to Motorola, and now, it’s the turn of LG.
According to ShinyShiny, the Korean manufacturer has taken the wraps of its own wearable device, the Android Wear-powered LG G Watch.
The information comes as part of a new product site that LG has unveiled, dedicated to the new LG G Watch, and it shows off a couple of new details that hadn’t been made public until now. The first is that the G Watch will be water- and dust-resistant, and in the same way that we hope other smartphones follow the lead of the Sony Xperia Z2 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 by becoming water-resistant, we can’t help but hope that future smartwatches follow the G Watch’s lead as well.
The second feature is one that’s potentially more contentious, namely that unlike Samsung’s smartwatches (which need to be woken up by a swipe of the hand), the screen on the LG G Watch never switches off. On the one hand, that’s good, as it allows you to quickly glance at the watch to check the time (since that is, let’s be honest, part of the purpose of a watch). On the other, we do not yet know the specs of the G Watch, nor do we know the battery capacity.
It’s too early to say whether this always-on screen will shorten the LG G Watch’s battery life, but we shall be keeping a close eye out for more information. Stay tuned for updates!