LG G Watch

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LG G Watch
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Also known asW100
DeveloperLG Electronics
TypeSmartwatch
Release dateJune 25, 2014 (2014-06-25)
Operating systemAndroid Wear 1.5.0.4047106 (based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow), upgradable to WearOS 2.14.0 (based on Android 7.1.1) via sideloading [1].
System-on-chip usedQualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8026
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz
Memory512 MB
StorageGB
Display1.65 in (42 mm) LCD with RGB matrix 280 × 280 pixels
ConnectivityBluetooth LE
Power400 mAh
Online servicesGoogle Play, Google Now
Dimensions46.5 x 37.9 x 9.95 mm (LxWxH)
Mass63 g (2.2 oz)
SuccessorLG G Watch R
WebsiteLG 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.[2] 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.[3] As of July 2014 the G Watch was also made available in Australia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Spain.[4]

The G Watch R is a variant featuring a round face and an OLED screen.[5]

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.[6] Users may also install the open-source AsteroidOS.[7]

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.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ https://forum.xda-developers.com/g-watch/development/port-lenok2dory-android-wear-lg-g-watch-t3624441
  2. ^ "Android Wear platform fully unveiled at I/O 2014". 25 June 2014.
  3. ^ Pierce, David (25 June 2014). "This is the Gear Live, Samsung's $199 Android Wear smartwatch".
  4. ^ "Country availability - Google Store Help".
  5. ^ LG launches their flexible OLED smartwatch in Korea, you can buy it in the US for $398. Oct 23, 2014. Retrieved March 7. 2015.
  6. ^ "Android Wear: everything you need to know".
  7. ^ "Install – AsteroidOS".
  8. ^ Samsung Gear Live vs. LG G Watch: A real-world evaluation. Retrieved 9 July 2014.

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