Based on latest tweets by @upleaks we have some exciting news about the all new LG G Watch that is set for release this summer. As a direct competitor to the new Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 – we have a comparison below based on the new leaks.
The G Watch will feature a 1.65 inch screen with a 280 x 280 resolution, which means a pixel density of 240ppi. This slightly lower than the —ppi
As a watch, one of the most important things on it is the battery life. Charging your watch every single night is not a feasible solution. @upleaks mentions that the G Watch will come with a 400mAh li-polymer battery with a standby time of 36 hours (2 hours to fully charge via microUSB port). This is not “great”, but certainly better than the 300 mAh battery (although Samsung rates its watch for 2-3 days of normal use), but neither come close to the 5-7 days per charge of the Pebble Steel, which would be ideal.
The LG smartwatch is said to come with 4 GB of internal storage and will be running the Snapdragon 400 with 512 MB RAM – this should be enough to run the Android wear OS without any lag issues. It should be noted that Samsung’s Gear 2 runs its own Tizen OS, so it will be interesting to see how the Android wear OS on the G Watch will fare against the Samsung smartwatch. The G Watch is also said to feature a frenzy of sensors that include tilt, accelerometer, pedometer, touch and ambient light. It will sync notifications via Bluetooth 4.0
Weighing in at 61g, the G Watch is slightly lighter then the Gear 2 (which weighs in at 68g). As for dimensions, the G Watch measures 37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95 mm, which seems fairly clunky for a watch, but its hard to say without actually having a hands-on review, since the Gear 2 is not exactly a sleek work of art either.
While pricing has not been officially released by LG, rumors from MoDaCo’s Paul O’Brien says that the G Watch will “undercut the entry level Gear 2 and massively undercut the Pebble Steel”.
Also coming via O’Brien, it is reported that the G Watch will debut in the UK on July 7th, about a week after Google’s I/O conference in San Francisco. There are also multiple reports that the LG device will be one of Google’s giveaways to developers during the Google I/O conference scheduled for later this month.
What are your thoughts on the rumored specs and price? Do you think the LG G Watch will be better than the current crop of wearables? Let us know in the comments below!