On June 25, LG came out with their Android wear smartwatch, the LG G watch. It runs on the Android Wear platform and lets you do a number of things: shuffle through your songs, check your inbox on Gmail and tweet on Twitter. As for the common features, it displays date and time and also can act as a pedometer counting your steps.
This watch can also be operated using voice commands after linking to Google Now. You can tap on the screen and speak out or by saying “OK Google” after the screen wakes up. The device also has a technology that lets it identify if the user has turned the wrist to look at the screen.
The LG G watch comes at a price of $229 on the Google Play Store. It is priced at $250 on other online stores.
The screen has a very quick response to touch. Swiping in all four directions is possible. The smartwatch runs on a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU with 512 MB of RAM.
The watch is 3.9 x 2 x 0.8 inches in dimension and weighs 3.5 ounces. It has a bezel of metal casing 1.65-inch IPS LCD display. The good pixel ratio ensures a sharp display.
The watch has an under-performing battery which needs to be charged every day. Charging is accomplished by a magnetic charging pad. LG G Watch has a 400mAh power cell. LG claims the battery to be the biggest of all smart-watches which ensures that the full color display is always turned on, compared to the rival products, which even after having a full color display had to be switched to black and white mode to save power.
Customizing the notifications that you receive is not that impressive. For example, it notifies you when you receive an email every time. It cannot be set to notify you only for a message that has been marked important. Your only option is to turn off the notifications.
The Android Wear platform launched only recently, is relatively new and is in its growing stage and we can expect a significant growth in the coming days.
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