LG G Watch with Android Wear has landed in Singapore (video)

With the introduction of Google Android Wear, LG has released its first LG G Watch in Singapore. The LG G Watch will be available at a recommended retail price of S$268 from 26th July (Saturday) in Singapore. I think ladies will like the White Gold version as it has an elegant feel.

LG G Watch 1

Here is a video on what LG G Watch can do.

The best thing about Android Wear is that you can do it on any up-to-date Android devices.

Press Release

LG EYES MAINSTREAM ADOPTION OF WEARABLES WITH FIRST DEVICE POWERED BY ANDROID WEAR

“Glance-able” Interface of LG G Watch to Appeal to both Consumers and Developers

SINGAPORE, July 21, 2014 —With an eye on transforming wearable devices into more than just a conversation piece, LG Electronics (LG) has introduced the highly anticipated LG G Watch (http://goo.gl/Ie8TB0). The LG G Watch is one of the first devices powered by Android Wear™, Google’s new operating system, which extends the Android platform to wearables. As a wrist wearable device featuring a button-less design, the G Watch will appeal to a mass audience with its simple minimalist design, quick and “glance-able” access to useful information, and seamless connectivity with other Android devices, keeping users connected wherever, whenever.

“As one of the first to market Android Wear, LG wanted to develop a product that functions as an essential companion device and yet, was simple to use,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We wanted a device that would be simple to learn and so intuitive that users wouldn’t even have to think about how to use its features. That’s what the LG G Watch is all about.”

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“Watches powered by Android Wear aim to show you the right information and suggestions you need, right when you need them,” said Sundar Pichai, SVP, Android, Chrome & Apps. “It’s been great to work with LG on the launch of the G Watch — especially given its simple, easy-to-use design.”

Highlights of the LG G Watch include:

  • Compatibility with smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher with the Android Wear™ app, available at Google Play Store
  • Simple new user experience designed around cards, which provide useful information on your wrist when it’s needed
  • Accurate voice recognition so you can get things done quickly and easily by just asking questions
  • The “Always-On” screen allows you to glance at information without having to wake the display or pressing any buttons
  • Powered by a large 400mAh battery, the largest among Android Wear™ devices
  • Straps are interchangeable with any standard 22mm watch band

At the core of the LG G Watch is a powerful and energy-efficient Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor clocking in at 1.2GHz. Paired with a low power consuming Always-On 1.65-inch IPS display with true-to-life colour reproduction, the LG G Watch enhances the functionality of Android smartphones by providing quick access to useful information. Connected via Bluetooth, the LG G Watch displays messages, shows who is calling, is able to control music playback and more without the smartphone ever having to be removed from a pocket or bag.

The LG G Watch combines form and function in a subtle, minimalist design with an intuitive touch-based user interface. And with an Ingress Protection rating of IP67, the LG G Watch is designed to be protected from dust and water resistant for up to 30 minutes to a depth of one meter. The LG G Watch will be available in two colours — Black Titan and White Gold — and is constructed of PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coated stainless steel with a rugged silicone wristband in matching colour.

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The LG G Watch will be available at a recommended retail price of SGD$268 from July 26 at M1, Singtel, Starhub and other LG authorized resellers.

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor
  • Display: 1.65-inch LCD IPS (280 x 280)
  • Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM
  • Battery: 400mAh
  • Operating System: Android Wear
  • Compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above
  • Size: 37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95mm
  • Weight: 63g
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro / Accelerometer / Compass)
  • Colour: White Gold/ Black Titan
  • Others: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing 87,000 people working in 113 locations around the world. With 2012 global sales of USD 45.22 billion (KRW 50.96 trillion), LG comprises five business units — Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning & Energy Solution and Vehicle Components — and is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com.

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company

The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a global leader and innovator in mobile communications. With its breakthrough technologies and innovative designs, LG continues to establish a number of benchmarks in the smartphone market, while also helping create a better lifestyle for consumers by delivering a wholly enhanced smart-phone experience. As a leader in 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, LG continues its commitment to developing groundbreaking LTE technologies and fulfilling consumer demands with differentiated LTE devices of the highest quality, all of which are based on the company’s wealth of LTE patents and technical knowledge. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.

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About LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd

LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd (LG Electronics Singapore) is a fully-owned subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., the pioneer and market leader of the Korean electronics industry for over five decades. LG Electronics Singapore operates four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions. In recognition of its vision to enrich people’s life with smart technologies and innovative design, LG Electronics Singapore has been recognized with prominent local and international accolades, such as the CNET Asia Editor’s and Readers’ Choice Awards, HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards, Red Dot Design, and GfK No. 1 Awards. For more information, please visit www.lg.com/sg.

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