LG G Watch: new official details emerge

UPDATED 12/05/14 LG releases a teaser video for its first Android Wear device

LG’s global site has updated its page on the G Watch smartwatch, revealing some new details about the Android Wear-powered wrist-piece.

The site confirms that the G Watch will be water- and dust-proof (very useful traits for a watch, in our opinion), that it will come in two colour options (“Stealth Black” and “Champagne Gold”) and, perhaps most interestingly, that it will features an always-on screen.

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The always-on screen might seem like an obvious feature for a smartwatch – after all, you’d expect a traditional wristwatch to display the time all the time – but battery conservation means that some of the G Watch’s rivals can’t pull it off. The Samsung Gear 2, for instance, saves power by shutting its screen off until the movement of the wearer’s arm wakes it up.

The always-on screen should be a welcome feature

The G Watch will be among the first wave of Android Wear devices to go on sale, and it’s been reported it will be available before the end of July for “less than £180”. That undercuts the pricing of both the Samsung Gear 2 Neo and Gear 2.

Update 12/05/14: LG has released a teaser video for the G watch. It's light on details, but has dramatic music and flashes of the waterproof design and Android Wear interface. Which is nice.

[Via LG]

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