NOTE: Newly Updated information from 28 August 2014 below, including specs and a new photo.
The new device will be shown at the European IFA show in September
The video is light on details, but it does show that the
Click video for LG Watch trailer.
A number of features are shown off in a succession of
The teaser also hints at what the device may be called.
LG has released more details and specifications of its first full circle Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display that, unlike the Motorola watch, will use 100pc of its circular display.
It will have a 1.3-inch ‘full circle’ display with a resolution of 320×320, with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 4GB storage, 512MB RAM and a “durable” 410mAh battery, with full Android Wear compatibility and an IP67 water resistant rating of up to 30 minutes in one metre of water.
Catching up to Samsung’s heart beat monitoring features, LG’s new watch has a “suite of health and fitness apps” including the ability to monitor your heartbeat with the support an an embedded “photoplethysmography” (PPG) sensor.
Smart notifications are also promised letting users known of important reminders, missed calls, messages, upcoming meetings, events and local weather forecasts.
LG says the design is elegant with a “refined aesthetic that is reminiscent of traditional timepieces”, alongside “classic curves encased in a strong, durable stainless steel frame and carries a suite of watch faces that are accessible with a simple touch of the display”.
It also has an interchangeable 22mm calf skin leather strap.
Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG’s Mobile Comms Company, said: “What we’ve noticed in the year of the wearable is that this is a category that can’t be compared to smartphones and tablets.
“Wearables are also accessories and consumers will want more than one to choose from. So we wanted to complement the modern design of the original G Watch with the classic look of the G Watch R. Customers can’t go wrong with either device.”
Due to launch in “key markets early in Q4 2014”, Australian prices and availability will be announced at that time.
– Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
– Display: 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320)
– Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM
– Battery: 410mAh
– Operating System: Android Wear?(compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above)
– Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer/ Compass), Barometer, PPG
– Colour: Black
– Other: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)