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LG G Watch Review: The First Android Wear Smartwatch

Officially unveiled at Google I/O, the G Watch goes for $229

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LG G Watch Review: Sleek Design

G Watch offers sleek design
Source: LG

One of the big complaints about a smartwatch is its bulkiness. That’s tough to avoid — when you try to stuff a tiny PC, a handful of sensors, Bluetooth radio, microphone, vibration motor, a decent battery and a color display into something that fits on a wrist, it’s hard to compete with the slim wristwatches we’re accustomed to.

For example, Samsung’s original Galaxy Gear smartwatch (released less than a year ago) weighed 2.6 ounces and measured a chunky 1.45 x 2.23 x 0.44 inches. The G Watch is 1.49 x 1.83 x 0.39-inches and weighs 2.22 ounces. The G Watch is still larger than a typical wristwatch and still sports a rectangular display, but it has a much sleeker look than previous smartwatch offerings.

LG offers two color options: the traditional black and a white/gold case that should extend the device’s appeal across genders. The LG G Watch also uses a standard watch strap, so it can be easily customized to fit any look.

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