LG G Watch will be water resistant and have always-on tech


The LG G Watch is one of the two revealed Android Wear smartwatch models coming in Summer 2014, along with Motorola’s Moto 360. Each have their own quirks and while the LG G Watch has been overshadowed in the past few months, we are finally getting a good look at the watch.

Most of the information about the software was already revealed by Google a few months prior, on how users can say “Ok, Google” to wake the device up and control various features and how it will be powered by Android Wear, a new SDK for wearables.

The new information comes from the LG G Watch design, coming in two different colors, Champagne Gold and Stealth Black. The gold option doesn’t look that garish in photos, but we still prefer the black option with silver accents.

Two of the big features coming to the LG G Watch is water resistance and always-on. Water resistance does mean it is not entirely waterproof and will still break under intense conditions, similar to the Sony Xperia Z2 and Galaxy S5.

Always-on is a rather questionable term and we are not sure if it is a good thing. This means the LG G Watch will run even when the user has not touched it for hours, which could kill the battery life if the watch has bad standby time.

This does appear to be an Android Wear feature and Google wants users to be able to turn on the wearable without having to press a button, possibly leading to no buttons on the watch-face to turn off the device and save battery life.

Perhaps Google will have some new Bluetooth low-energy features or ways to save battery on the smaller devices, to compensate for the always-on functionality being added to both the LG G Watch and Moto 360.

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