News & Reviews: LG smartwatch
Mar 14, 2014
While there are still no leaked images (the one above is just a concept render) of the upcoming rumoured Google LG smartwatch, tech specs of the device have been leaked courtesy of @evleaks. According to the master leaker, the smartwatch will have a 1.65-inch IPS display with 280 x 280 pixel resolution 512MB RAM and 4GB storage. While we still don't have any Malaysia release dates or pricing, many are expecting the Google LG smartwatch to make an appearance in June 2014 at the Google I/O event. Rumours also indicate that Google is working on a version of Android designed for a smartwatch (and other smaller devices) which will be used for the Google LG smartwatch.
Feb 25, 2014
Reports indicate that Google could finally come out with it's smartwatch. They also say that LG could be the manufacturer in charge of the 'Nexus' smartwatch due to their previous good jobs with the other Nexus devices. It is expected to integrate a lot of voice commands through Google Now and that Google are working on a fork or version of Android designed for smartwatches, perhaps solving the current problem of short battery life. The reports go on further to say that Google could announce this smartwatch in March 2014 with a possible release date in June 2014 at Google I/O. No news on pricing yet, but if Google want it to be a hit, it should be fairly affordable or at least below the $100 (RM327) mark, especially if it is going to be another companion accessory.
Jan 07, 2014
CES 2014 continues to shape up as the place for everyone to announce their tech wearables and LG is no exception as they have gone and announced their Lifeband Touch smartband along with Heart Rate Earphones. Initially designed for the fitness inclined, the two devices connect wirelessly to each other and to both Android and iOS smartphones. The Lifeband Touch is a smart bangle with a touch OLED display showing the time, notifications, biometric data and music controls with a built in accelerometer and altimeter for the measurment of distance, speed, steps taken, calories burned and much more. The device is motion controlled as well, turning on or off when you rotate your wrist. The LG Heart Rate Earphones use PerformTek sensors to measure blood flow from your ears, allowing it to measure your heart rate and oxygen consumption. LG have made the design for the earphone comfortable and clip-on while being lightweight enough to go for a run without too much danger of falling off. Still not much news on exact Malaysia release dates or pricing but these devices should be expected after Q2 2014 when they will be released for the US.
Dec 27, 2013
Rumours have come up stating that LG may soon come out with not one but two wearable devices for your wrist at the MWC Expo 2014. The LG smartwatch could be called the LG G Arch while the wristband could be a bluetooth health tracker called the LG G Health. Unfortunately, there aren't any other tech specs available or details like Malaysia pricing or release dates but we'll keep you updated as soon as we get some more information.