LG hasn’t said much about its upcoming Android Wear smartwatch after initially announcing the G Watch last month, but a new report reveals pricing and availability for the device. The LG G Watch will launch by July 2014 in the U.K. for under £180 (roughly $300), a company representative told Pocket-Lint.
The tech news site also had some hands-on time with a prototype of the device. It wasn’t actually working but apparently shows the final G Watch design. There are no buttons on the device, which offers a sleek design that Pocket-Lint says feels premium without being too heavy. LG also confirmed it will offer interchangeable straps for the smartwatch, and even hinted it might consider releasing a round smartwatch in the future.
The G Watch design looks pretty much like we expected, though it’s a bit disappointing to hear LG still can’t get Android Wear to run smoothly on its prototype. The price, however, could be a real issue. If the G Watch hits the market at $300 it will be a hard sell for even the biggest Android fans. The news also has us worried about how much Motorola’s presumably high-end Moto 360 will cost.
Google is expected to discuss Android Wear at Google I/O in June, so hopefully we’ll learn more about its first smartwatches then.