The G Watch, LG's first attempt at making an Android Wear device, is yet to get a green signal from the mainstream media and critics. It is one of the first set of devices to come powered by Google's Android Wear OS, alongside the Samsung Gear Live and the Motorola Moto 360.
While the G Watch was launched a few days back at this year's Google I/O, its much hyped Indian debut took place on July 21 in Mumbai. LG officially introduced the G Watch and their G3 flagship handset in the presence of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan at Mumbai's Mehboob Studios.
What is LG G Watch?
The G Watch isn't different from other intelligent watches available in the market today. It is currently one of the first smart watches to run on Google's Android Wear, an operating system designed for new age wearable devices. The new watch is not a standalone watch, just like the recently release Spice Smart Pulse watch. At Rs. 14,990, it is priced at par with leading mid-range Android phones available on market.
LG G Watch - Key Features
The G Watch sports a 1.65-inch IPS LCD touch display. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, coupled with 512MB of RAM, 512MB of internal memory and 4GB of storage. The makers have added a 400mAh battery fitted inside, and it runs on Android Wear OS.
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The G Watch has the rectangular glass touch display, alongside stainless steel case that doubles as the Bluetooth antenna. Users can replace the watch straps, depending on your taste and preference. The watch measures at 9.95mm and weighs in at 63g. Moreover, the G Watch is also rugged in nature, as it comes protected with IP67 certification.
The G Watch features a 1.65-inch touch screen display with a resolution of 280 x 280-pixels and Gorilla Glass 3 on top to add a sense of durability. The G Watch's screen size is slightly larger than the 1.63-inch Samsung Gear Live.
Under the hood is a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU, coupled with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of native storage and 512MB of memory. The watch needs to be connected to your Android phone, running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or higher.
The Android Wear, Google's latest OS has tweaked specifically for wearable devices, especially smart watches. The G Watch runs on Android 4.4W OS, and has the card-based user interface. Google says the UI is designed for a small screen smart watch. Double tapping the screen opens up Google Voice search, you can t say ‘OK Google' and it will automatically active on its own. Google Now, has been integrated well with the UI.
As of now there are some 30 apps made available that you can download it on the G Watch. Well, the quality of apps is not that great, but you may find interesting Android Wear apps, ranging from games to watch faces to fitness apps.
LG claims the G Watch can up to 36 hours on a single charge, all thanks to a 400mAh battery. On the downside, the watch does not support neither wireless charging nor there's a direct USB connection. This could be an issue in front of users.
The LG G Watch is a promising intelligent watch, but the design and hardware could have been polished better. Google should encourage app developers to make quality applications made for Android Wear store.