It’s a been quite the week for smartwatch news, hasn’t it? First, Google announced Android Wear, the SDK / platform that can power wearable gadgets. Next, Google and Motorola announced the Moto 360 smartwatch, coming “this summer.” Now, LG has thrown their hat in the ring with the announcement of the G Watch, also powered by Android Wear.
In an official statement, the company says:
The opportunity to work with Google on LG G Watch was the perfect chance for LG to really pull out all stops in both design and engineering. With the LG G Watch, LG is continuing the milestones we’ve set in wearables following in the foot-steps of the world’s first 3G Touch Watch Phone in 2009 and the Prada Link in 2008. We’re confident that a well-designed device has the potential to take the smart wearable market by storm.
We don’t have any official specs for the G Watch from LG yet, but would expect those in the coming months. A Q2 release would line up nicely with Google I/O at the end of June. The company says it’ll work with a range of Android devices, not just their own. As always, we’ll keep you posted.
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