Following today's Android Wear announcement, LG unveiled the LG G Watch, the company's first product which is powered by Android Wear; extending the Android platform to wearables. LG's G Watch is said to be compatible with a wide range of Android smartphones and will present relevant information to users just when they need it or whenever they say "OK Google" to ask questions or get stuff done. The LG G Watch powered by Android Wear will present a low barrier to entry for developers and offer the best Google experience for users. LG engineers worked closely with Google from the initial stages of development to ensure that the LG G Watch worked perfectly with Android Wear.
"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."
Additional details of the LG G Watch powered by Android Wear, including hardware specifications, will be announced in the coming months. As one of Google's lead partners in this effort, LG is planning to introduce its first watch powered by Android Wear in the second quarter of 2014.
Cheers ~ Arne