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LG has posted a teaser clip this weekend for its upcoming G Watch, which is an Android Wear-based smartwatch. The video doesn’t offer up much in the way of specs or feature details, but it gives you a good look at its design and function.

The G Watch will apparently be the first watch powered by Android’s new wearables platform it introduced back in March. It has a metal body, which is both dust and water resistant, and is compatible with a stout number of Android devices…

Here’s the promotional teaser:

And from the March press release:

“The opportunity to work with Google on LG G Watch was the perfect chance for LG to really pull out all stops in both design and engineering,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With the LG G Watch, LG is continuing the milestones we’ve set in wearables following in the footsteps of the world’s first 3G Touch Watch Phone in 2009 and the Prada Link in 2008. We’re confident that a well-designed device has the potential to take the smart wearable market by storm.”

LG certainly seems confident that the G Watch will be a hit, but I don’t see how this will be much better than Samsung’s Gear smartwatches. Sure, LG’s watch is running on Android Wear, but give it a few months and I bet a new Gear will too.

But perhaps more significant than the G Watch itself is the fact that LG is making a smartwatch at all. It’s becoming very clear that wearables is the next big market in mobile electronics, and it seems like every major tech firm is working on one.

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Apple, for its part, is rumored to be working on a so-called ‘iWatch‘—a wearable accessory with various sensors capable of tracking health and fitness activities. We’ve heard a few potential release dates, but the consensus is it’ll be this year.

There’s no word yet on when the G Watch will be available, but LG has a big event coming up in London on May 27.

  • asdfasdf

    ugly

    • onesimpleclickk

      I quite like it, but I haven’t worn a watch in 10 years, so I wouldn’t buy it..

      • Infinite Production

        Well right now it looks like everything els out there.
        A piece of squared metal or plastic with a rectangular screen. Nothing that surprises me or stands out of the norm.

    • @dongiuj

      Well of course is because it’s not apple, right?

      • Cameron Chao

        you mean you cant even admit that Apple designs are the best?

      • “you mean you cant even admit that Apple designs are the best?”

        First off, where did he talk about one design being better than the other?

        Second off, Apple designs are best? I beg to differ:

        Their SmartPhone PC design is far from the best with battery gate, scuff gate, and now lightning gate still on the lose.

        The Tablet PC design is far from that with the lack of ports and functionality.

        Their software design is far from that with the lack of functionality and flexibility, and with security by obscurity practices still on the loose (http://bit ly/1isZDDA).

        Their Laptop PC design, the MacBook Pro design is for sure one of the best, if not the best. The MacBook Air design needs to lose the hideous display.

        Their Desktop PC design, those are for sure one of the best, if not the best, for minimum space usage.

      • Alberto Espinal

        Have you realized that nobody replies to your trolling comments?

      • What did you just do faggot? This your none-stop trolling when you got no counter-argument just keeps getting lamer…

      • quitcherbichinn

        Your use of that word should be enough to finally remove you from this blog.

      • Your oxymoronic use of the word troll should be enough to get you banned from this blog.

      • quitcherbichinn

        I used no such word. You are the only one I see constantly in these articles posting garbage. You are less than an Apple fan and all you ever do is degrade people, argue, tell everyone what garbage Apple products are…you are the epitome of a troll and I am now calling you that, however I didn’t call you that before. When your only ability in life is to show how angry you are by trying to insult, attack, assault, and degrade other people in an attempt to try and make yourself feel superior, that is simply pathetic. Your posts on this blog speak volumes to the low class human being you are and the fact that you use a word such as “faggot” to try and insult another person is not only offensive but it is also juvenile. To try and insult others by attacking a group of people shows you are pathetic. I’m sorry but this faggot is by far superior to you in every possible way. I’m certain you will come back with your typical venom and attempts to call me names followed by whatever other insults you have but remember that in the end all you are showing is what a low class piece of trash you are.

      • You didn’t use it here, but you used it to troll me in another article.

        “You are the only one I see constantly in these articles posting garbage.”

      • quitcherbichinn

        Dude your incoherent ramblings are all over the friggen place. Keep ranting and proving my point. You are a bigot and should be removed from this blog for that simple fact. The fact you hate Apple doesn’t bother me…it AMUSES me that you waste your time to come here to call me and other people names and to rant on endlessly about your hatred of Apple. Call me whatever you want, I don’t care…..the issue I have is with your use of the word “faggot” as an attempt to insult and demean another person. As an openly gay male I find it OFFENSIVE. You can continue to divert from the actual issue by trying to make up other crap like you did above. In the end you are trash and you are offensive.

      • Didn’t even bother reading your baseless trolling. Adios pathological loser, go cry to your mama.

      • quitcherbichinn

        Yep typical troll

      • Says the asinine troll.

      • @dongiuj

        You’re “trolling” with your “trolling” remarks. Stop and shush.

      • Cameron Chao

        funny thing here is me saying Apple products look better than others, and you more or less agreeing with me but saying it scratches and lacks ports. Oh and you even mention software. okay…

      • Sir, there’s a lot more to design than just the looks. Design covers every aspect of how the device functions and how the end user will see and use it.

        If you’re talking just about the looks aspect of design, you should have specified that in your statement instead of just generalizing it. Sorry, I can’t read your mind. In the end, it’s still all subjective.

        I think the HTC One M8 looks better than any iPhone, especially the gold version. I think Samsung’s Ativ Book 9 look just-as good, if not better, than any MacBook. I think Microsoft’s Surface looks better than any iPad. As for desktop, I’ve come across dozens of better looking cases than a cylinder.

      • @dongiuj

        You do realise that there’s no prize, don’t you?

  • onesimpleclickk

    I like that companies including LG are making smart watches & for the most part, they are doing a decent job at it, but.. I think that Apple will be the ones to do it right & make it something that everyone will want. The only thing that will turn me off an iWatch, is if Apple doesn’t change the GUI to maximize its use & efficiency.
    Other than that, I would love to see it come in range of different colors, like how they currently do with the iPod nano’s, as well as you standard grey/black/silver.

    • Kash Gummaraju

      Shut up with your biased comments, all apple is going to do is copy and paste the ipod nano’s interface onto the smartwatch.

      • David Jensen

        If Apple realises some wrist wearable tech it won’t have a display.. It’s that simple! You don’t need a display on your wrist it’s just stupid.. I’ve been using the Pebble for a while but its just laying around somewhere now.

      • Tell that to the Wrist-watch industry and it’s billions of customers…

      • David Jensen

        It’s not gonna be for the wrist-watch industry. My guess it that it will have no display (Maybe a light indicator or some kind) for maximun battery life. And it’s gonna be towards the health industry. But we will see ^^

      • That’s a potential way of avoiding a screen. However, doesn’t change the fact that there are billions of wrist-watches with screens and billions of people use such.

  • Guest

    How do you redefine something that is out there (practically) for about a year?

  • Samsung: sees this

    Samsung Galaxy Gear III incoming

  • Pato_
    • Vijay Panjwani

      My advice is to save your money for the moto 360 or the iWatch.

  • Vijay Panjwani

    And in the future I’ll narrate to my children: “It all started with an iWatch rumor”…

    • Kash Gummaraju

      And I’ll be telling a different story: “It all started with Pebble’s Smartwatch….”

    • grumpyfuzz

      It all started with something made up…

  • Mohamed Danish

    i wish it could be not expensive…which every android user can buy easily..

  • Litchy

    I’m impressed by their creativity. A rectangle metal case with a build in small standard screen, Android Wear and a rubber arm strap? I mean seriously? After what the Moto 360 looks like you tease something like this?

    Even my Pebble looks better than this…
    Moto 360 or maybe the rumored iWatch but definitely not something like this^^

  • jack

    No watches for me. All I want while mobile is my iPhone. Imagine a guy wearing Google Glass, smart watch, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and an iPad in his backpack.

  • sosarozay300

    looks much better than the “Smartwatch” galaxy gear, but ill wait for the iwatch because apple is better

  • Franklin Richards

    Uh huh. Apple, your move.

  • Lordrootman

    I like the Idea apple use to trick all this tech companies
    We are going to make iwatch then all of them will wake up and doing the same thing
    Then apple will learn a lot from them good and bad
    Before they will come up with a whole better one

    • Kash Gummaraju

      Yeah because Pebble was the first to make the smartwatch.

  • Sansa

    G Shock’s lawyers are knocking

  • Rowan09

    I’m curious to know if all these watches were thought of before the iWatch rumor?

    • Jason Baroni

      I think some have been thought after the rumors. Some companies rush to creat and develop them in time. It is nice to keep in mind that these rumours usually start 2 years before its release.

    • Kash Gummaraju

      No, it was due to pebble’s smartwatch.

      • Rowan09

        Really? The Pebbles been out for a while now and it wasn’t the first smart watch on the market. It just seems like last year and this year everyone is jumping in the smart watch race.

      • Kash Gummaraju

        It actually was the first real smartwatch. Omate came in second and then the rest.

      • Rowan09

        Not true I’M watch was out before the Pebble.

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    It used “Compatible with Android”, “Powered by Android” and “Ready for anything” is the same advertisement. Firstly I don’t want my watch getting viruses and malware (what an embarrassment that would be and no I don’t want to run anti-virus on my wrist-watch either) and secondly if it runs Android and is Compatible with Android (and Android only since no other devices were mentioned) then it is not “Ready for anything” (which is likely only a marketing gimmick which I aren’t falling for)…

  • Kash Gummaraju

    What are you smoking, pebble is the current standard whether you like it or not. It has a massive userbase(for a smartwatch). It has loads of apps and its own appstore. Pebble is the one to actually cause the ripple. After pebble came Omate, Qualcomm, and others and then Sony and Samsung. It doesn’t matter who cared about Pebble and what it was seen as. It was seen as a smartwatch and a potential market by other companies.