When last month Google unveiled its Android Wear OS, a special version of Android designed for wearable devices, we learned that there were at least two smartwatches to be launched with the platform on board, the Moto 360 and LG G Watch. So far, Motorola hasn’t revealed anything new regarding its smartwatch other than what was already known. LG, on the other hand, has been a bit more forthcoming recently. In fact, the company has launched a new website that gives us a better idea of what to expect with some its highlights including dust and water resistance plus an “always on” feature.
LG G Watch to be water resistant and always on
The website doesn’t provide crucial details regarding specs, such as measurements of the device, processor, memory or battery life. It does, however, list the watch’s main features and adds a few nice photos that show the wearable in all its glory.
The LG G Watch will be available in two color options – Stealth Black and Champagne Gold. The black model will be mono-color with all elements sporting stylish black hue. The Champagne Gold version on the other hand will have a white wristband, gold trim and black-bezeled display.
As we mentioned, the LG G Watch will be dust and water resistant, though LG doesn’t reveal IP rating. Also, the fact that the watch is water resistant rather than waterproof could mean that it will be great for a quick jog in the rain, however, it may not be the best idea to take it for a diving session. Either way, obviously it’s going to be more durable than an average smartwatch making it a perfect device for outdoorsy users. Being an Android Wear device, the LG G Watch will include access to Google Maps, Google Now and “Ok Google” commands.
The LG G Watch will arrive with a screen that never sleeps. This mysterious always on feature raises a question about battery life, since the screen is one of the components most responsible for draining battery. LG didn’t elaborate on this function, but we can see a few possible solutions. The manufacturer could use an exceptionally large battery which would provide decent battery juice even with the screen always on. Or, the watch may have some kind of battery saving mode, or there could be an option to disable always on feature completely. Otherwise, we could be looking at a disappointingly short usage time.
more info: LG