OK Google: LG, Moto Confirm Android Smartwatches
Forget smartphones, smartwatches is the new tech battle ground for the majors, as LG and Motorola announced new wearable devices
LG have confirmed is working together with Google on LG G Watch powered by the new Android Wear platform, confirmed by Google today.
G Watch will be compatible with a wide range of Android smartphones – not just LG’s.
Samsung is set to unveil Galaxy Neo smartwatch down under next week, and Motorola also confirmed Moto watch 360 (pictured) on the Android Wear, to be released this year.
All you have to do is say “OK Google” to the Android watch to ask questions like, like how many calories are in an avocado, the score of the game calling a taxi, making a restaurant booking. Android Wear devices shows you info like the latest posts and updates from mobile apps, the ability to monitor your fitness and health in real-time.
LG first Android watch will go on sale the second quarter of this year and at CES 2014 announced other wearables including Life Band – a touch based OLED display that tells you stuff like the amount of calories burnedand ‘HeartRate’ Earphones which tells you your heart rate by measuring blood flow to your ears.
“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, CEO of LG Mobile
“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.”
One a blog published overnight, Goggle announced Android Wear, a project that extends Android platform to wearable devices like watches, wristbands.
Google also confirmed it’s working with Asus, HTC, and Samsung; chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm; and the Fossil Group on watches powered by Android Wear later this year.