The Google I/O Conference kicked-off yesterday, and a massive list of announcements were made during the Key Note.
One of the devices unveiled yesterday was the LG G Watch, which is the one of the first smartwatches to run on Google’s new operating system, Android Wear.
We had covered the leaked technical specifications of the G Watch prior to the official announcement, along with a leaked image, and they were pretty accurate. Now that we have the official list of tech specs, let’s take a look at it:
Official technical specifications of the LG G Watch:
|Operating System||Android Wear (compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above)|
|Display||1.65-inch "always-on" LCD IPS Display, with a resolution of 280 x 280 pixels|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy|
|Sensors||9 Axis (Accelerometer/Compass/Gyro)|
|Dimensions||37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95 mm|
The watch has a stainless steel body, and comes with changeable straps. It uses an LCD IPS “Always On” Display, which will stay light, and uses low power to do so. It also has Bluetooth connectivity to pair with your Android phone to display messages, shows who’s calling, and also has music play-back controls.
The wearable device also supports Google Now, so you can just say “Ok Google”, and send texts or search for information by using voice commands. The G Watch is water and dust resistant. according to the IP67 standards.
The G Watch has been priced at Rs. 14,999 ($229) will be available in the 12 Countries from today, at the Google Play Store:
- United States
- South Korea
The wearable will be available in more Countries including, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Russia.
Here are some screenshots of the Play Store listing in India:
The watch will be compatible with all phones running Android 4.3 or above. You can visit Google’s compatibility page from your phone, to check if it will work with Android Wear.