Android Wear is here and the LG G Watch is one of the first devices that you can get a taste of it on. It’s likely to be sold in any number of places, but Three will be among the first to stock it, with the watch going on sale there from the 8th of July. In light of that fact the network has made a sneak peek video, showing the watch in all its glory.
As you can see, a lot of the interaction is done with your voice and it’s remarkably competent at understanding your requests. It works in much the same way as Google Now, so, to take an example from the video, you can ask it where the nearest petrol station is, or ask it to set an alarm for a certain time or any number of other things.
Beyond the voice controls it also features notifications which you can see at a glance, and these can come from apps, your calendar or alert you to messages, emails and calls.
It also has a lot of potential as a fitness tracker, as it can count your steps and interface with fitness apps and as it’s on your wrist it’s always likely to be with you. Plus it’s water resistant so there’s no need to take it off if you fancy a jog in the rain.
It works with any Android phone running Android 4.3 or above and has an always-on display, so it looks like a watch and you never have to press a button to see the time. You can also change the watch strap to any standard 22mm one, so if you don’t like the one it comes with that’s not a problem.
Three will be selling the LG G Watch for £169, but if you buy it with the LG G3 you can get it for just £99.
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