LG G Watch pricing confirmed, won’t break the bank

April 8, 2014
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LG is setting the pricing pace for the upcoming crop of smart wearables. The South Korean company has confirmed their G Watch, based on the Android Wear platform, will be £180 or less. This price point, should they translate it to other geographies and currencies, will put it at just under $250 stateside.


Showing off a non-working model of the watch, LG confirmed the pricing to Pocket Lint. As we saw with renders of the device, it will be a small slate with no discernible buttons. LG also confirmed the straps of the watch can be swapped, making it as much fashion statement as technology.

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In pictures, we see the LG G Watch is just a touch larger than Samsung’s Galaxy Gear. Given the box-y design, it will likely be a skosh bulkier as well. Pocket Lint noted it felt “premium”, and had a healthy about of density to it. Of course, they’re handling a non-working device, and there could always be changes made ahead of launch.

If $250 is the target for LG’s wearable, we should expect others to follow suit. Motorola’s 360 smartwatch, a cleaner example of design brilliance, should match or beat that pricing. The curiosity for us is the design on the G Watch: if there are no buttons, how do we power it on and off? Again, a dummy device, so we won’t get too worked up yet. How LG will skin the device is much more concerning to us.

Source: Pocket Lint


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  • Victor Who

    I am probably going to buy the LG G Watch mainly because it looks like everybody (including their pets) are going to buy the Moto 360. The Moto 360 looks like a great watch, but…..LOL……it’s going to be on everyone’s wrist?

    • Ben

      Wait until Moto reveal the 360′s price point. Loads of people will reconsider whether they need a premium smartwatch :)

  • wcjeep

    Looks like it will have tap to live/sleep.

  • Michael Bourgeois

    Can it be linked to lg g2 phone