LG G Watch Review – The first smart watch with Android Wear




The G Watch from LG is the first smart watch that runs on Google’s Android operating system Wear. Which software works fine with Android phones and offers throughout the day about notifications and other relevant information, such as weather and traffic jams. In addition, you can execute commands through various voice commands, though unfortunately not work that well in Dutch. Although we find work, the software is good and the possibilities are promising, the hardware is less impressive. For example, the screen is difficult to read in bright sunlight off and the battery lasts only one to two days with it. Therefore, the G Watch for the general public might not be good enough, but tech fans and early adopters to a lot of pleasure.

Simple concept with simple operation
Now Google can be very useful
Integration with Android works very well


Now Google does not work in Dutch
Screen badly readable in bright sunlight
Battery does not last very long

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The tech industry is not about to you somewhere along comes first, but you make the best implementation. Such as Xerox Parc invented the GUI, but Apple and Microsoft were famous for. Microsoft tried to get the man, the modern tablet from 2001 but failed. Apply a decade later, the tablet became popular after the introduction of the iPad. It seems that smart watches will be. Included in that list

The idea of ​​a wrist computer is not new; mid century ran cartoon character Dick Tracy already a radio watch around and watches super spy James Bond were the years more and more sophisticated. And who can not remember Michael Knight, the action hero who could talk to his car KITT. Using his watch But even outside the world of fiction are examples: Seiko, Fossil and IBM developed in the 80s and 90s several types of smart watches. However, a real breakthrough never took place.

That breakthrough seems to come. Getting closer in the last year The Pebble example is pretty popular and Samsung is making progress with its gear -smart watches. However, it seems to be that the market will give a real boost its Google Android Wear software platform: an operating system designed specifically for smart watches and that can be added to any phone running Android 4.3 or later attached.

The first Android-Wear watch that you can buy in the Netherlands is that of LG, the G Watch, who euros in stores for $ 199. We did this for our clock pulse and a week he no longer came from. In this review you can read how Android works wear in daily practice and whether the watch from LG comes right out of the bus.

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