LG G Watch ‘Powered By Android Wear’ Announced, Dust And Water Resistant, Always On Display
The collaboration makes perfect sense when you think about the cozy history these two firms have with each other (LG built the Nexus 4 and 5, along with the G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition). Their comfortable relationship will now extend into the wearable space and perhaps result in a blueprint design for other hardware makers to draw inspiration from.
"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," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "With the LG G Watch, LG is continuing the milestones we’ve set in wearables following in the footsteps 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."
Details are pretty sparse at the moment, though LG did put up a website with plenty of pictures and a spattering of information. There will be two color options -- Stealth Black and Champagne Gold. The device will feature an always-on display, which is both water and dust resistant. And of course it will respond to, "OK Google" commands.
LG didn't say when the G Watch will launch to retail or how much it will cost.