LG has announced the global availability of its first Android Wear based wearable, the G Watch. The device will be available via online channels as well in retail stores across twelve countries including Australia, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, South Korea, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany and United States. Meanwhile, it will be available for grabs from physical retailers in fifteen countrie including Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Singapore and New Zealand. Price of the device will be decided by LG locally depending upon the market.
The G watch went up for pre-order at a price tag of Rs 14,999 via Google Play India soon after Google’s I/O 2014 Keynote address. The device is however listed as ‘out of inventory’ as of now. The LG G Watch features a 4.191-cm (1.65-inch) IPS display with a 280×280 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. It comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage. The device boasts of Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and a 9-axis sensor. It decks in a a 400mAh battery. The device is dust and water resistance with an IP67 rating.
LG Electronics has worked together with Google on LG G Watch powered by Android Wear, which extends the Android platform to wearables. LG G Watch will be compatible with a wide range of Android smartphones and will present relevant information to users just when they need it or whenever they say “OK Google”. Tech giant Google earlier entered the wearable devices domain with a specified OS platform, which was much needed for wearable products. It launched the Android Wear that is a version of Android OS, made exclusively for wearable devices.