LG drip feeds more details on its G Watch
By Darren Quick
April 23, 2014
The official teaser site for LG's G Watch has gone live, revealing a few previously unknown details of the smartwatch that will go up against competitor devices such as the Pebble, Sony's Smartwatch 2 and the Gear line from Korean stablemate Samsung.
Last month's announcement by LG revealed the G Watch would be one of the first smartwatches to be powered by Google's Android Wear operating system – but that, and the fact it was to be released in the second quarter of 2014, were about the extent of the information provided.
With the launch of an official teaser site for the device, we now have a few more details. The G Watch will come in "Stealth Black" and "Champagne Gold" color options, with black and white rubber straps, respectively. The watch will also be water and dust-resistant, however, it isn't revealed whether the water resistance will be of the dunk-proof variety like the Pebble and Sony Smartwatch 2, or limited to surviving splashes, like the Gear 2.
It has also been revealed that the G Watch will boast an always-on display. This is something found on the Pebble with its monochrome e-ink display, but the display of LG's device will be full color. The screen technology the watch will use is yet to be revealed, but LG's use of an always-on display suggests an OLED screen as the frontrunner since it would be less of a drain on battery life.
The lack of physical buttons on the device in the released images also indicates whatever the display technology used, it will be a touch screen. The watch will also feature voice controls powered by the Android Wear OS.