Google recently announced Android Wear, which is described as being a “project that extends Android to wearables.” Specifically, the Android Wear project will initially be focused on watches. With that having been said, the individual announcements have already gotten underway and up first we are seeing news of the LG G Watch which will be powered by Android Wear.
LG has yet to offer a full set of details for the G Watch, however there were some interesting pieces revealed. For example, while not yet offering a price, LG has said the G Watch will be available during the second quarter of 2014. LG also did a bit of teasing about how the G Watch will “present a low barrier to entry for developers.”
The promise of additional details to include hardware specifications are expected in the “coming months.” Otherwise, as we learned from the Google announcement, the Android Wear aspect means ‘OK Google’ functionality. LG touted how this watch was “developed in close collaboration with Google” and how the development process was done in a way to “ensure the LG G Watch worked perfectly with Android Wear.”
We are expecting some additional Android Wear related announcements in the short term future. We hear Motorola has something coming up rather soon. And in the meantime, the bigger breakdown of Android Wear can be found in our earlier post. We have been pretty big fans of smartwatches, notably with the Pebble, but Android Wear seems to really be stepping things up.