LG G Watch
|Also known as||W100|
|Release date||June 25, 2014|
|Operating system||Android Wear 18.104.22.16853039 (based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow)|
|System-on-chip used||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8026|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.2 GHz|
|Display||1.65 in (42 mm) LCD with RGB matrix 280 × 280 pixels|
|Online services||Google Play, Google Now|
|Dimensions||46.5 x 37.9 x 9.95 mm (LxWxH)|
|Weight||63 g (2.2 oz)|
|Successor||LG G Watch R|
|Website||LG G Watch|
The LG G Watch (model W100, codenamed Dory) is an Android Wear-based smartwatch announced and released by LG and Google on June 25, 2014. It was released along with the Samsung Gear Live as launch devices for Android Wear, a modified version of Android designed specifically for smartwatches and other wearables. It is compatible with all smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher that support Bluetooth LE.
G Watch is, as of June 2014, only available in the United States and Canada at US$229 or in the United Kingdom for £159 on the Google Play Store. As of July 2014 the G Watch was also made available in Australia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Spain.
The G Watch has IP67 certification for dust and water resistance. It has a user-replaceable buckle-based strap. The watch has no buttons. It uses an always-on rectangular shaped display.
The G Watch runs Android Wear, which features a notification system based on Google Now technology that enables it to receive spoken commands from the user. Users may also install the open-source AsteroidOS.
JR Raphael of Computerworld liked the LG G Watch's superior dimmed-mode display, comfortable band, and easy-to-use charging cradle, but did not like the uninspired design and poor outdoor visibility display compared to Samsung Gear Live.
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