Ever since Google announced Android Wear last week, Motorola has grabbed much of the spotlight with its stylish Moto 360, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only Google-powered smartwatch around. LG announced its own G Watch last week, promising a low-cost wearable device with a slim square display. Today we got a second look at the mysterious G Watch.
— LG Electronics UK (@LGUK) March 24, 2014
The photo shows a much clearer view of the G Watch, this time wrapped around a wrist. The display itself looks to be pretty thin, though those bezels around the sides, and particularly at the top and bottom, of the screen look a little too wide. LG’s design is definitely lacking that special something, especially when compared to the impressive Moto 360. The advantage, presumably, is a cheaper “low barrier” option for tech fans still curious to try out Android Wear.
The G Watch is also set to launch sometime in the second quarter of 2014, meaning it could potentially hit the market ahead of the Moto 360’s release this summer. Earlier reports suggested LG was working directly with Google, which might explain how the company could beat Motorola to market. Regardless, we’re excited to see both devices unveiled later this year.