LG G Watch

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LG G Watch
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Also known as W100
Developer LG Electronics
Type Smartwatch
Release date June 25, 2014 (2014-06-25)
Operating system Android Wear 1.5.0.3853039 (based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow)
System-on-chip used Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8026
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz
Memory 512 MB
Storage GB
Display 1.65 in (42 mm) LCD with RGB matrix 280 × 280 pixels
Connectivity Bluetooth LE
Power 400 mAh
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.[1] 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.[2] As of July 2014 the G Watch was also made available in Australia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Spain.[3]

The G Watch R is a variant featuring a round face and an OLED screen.[4]

Hardware[edit]

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.

Software[edit]

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.[5] Users may also install the open-source AsteroidOS.[6]

Reception[edit]

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.[7]

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