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LG is readying the G Watch 2

The LG G Watch has barely been on the market for a month, yet the South Korean devices manufacturer is already looking to unveil its successor.
 
An LG official speaking with The Korea Times indicated that the G Watch 2 would be unveiled at IFA 2014, which will be held in Berlin, Germany. “LG Electronics [is] working on a September release for the new smartwatch alongside Google's wearable platform,” the company official said.
 
Not much is known about the device other than the fact that it will continue to use the Android Wear operating system and that it will feature a new OLED display.
 
LG is hoping to leverage the success it’s found with the G3 flagship smartphone to become a ”serious game changer" in the wearable devices market. Although, one must wonder why LG didn’t just do that the first time around with the original G Watch.

 LG G Watch
 
The G Watch was first introduced at Google I/O earlier this year and features a 1.65” display (280x280), Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, and 4GB of internal storage. It was reported late last month that LG had to issue a firmware update over-the-air (OTA) to address galvanic corrosion on the charging pins. Some G Watch users even experienced minor burns on their skin due to the issue.
 
Early reports have suggested that the G Watch was rushed to market in order to make an appearance at Google I/O and to get a head start on expected offerings from Apple and Microsoft. Hopefully, the G Watch 2 will show a little more attention to detail, as reviews for the device have been decidedly “meh,” and it will have to go up against some stiff competition from other Android Wear devices like the much ballyhooed Moto 360.

Source: The Korea Times



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I've Enjoyed Mine So Far
By Dr3amCast on 8/19/2014 9:58:44 AM , Rating: 2
I purchased my LG G3 through At&t because it was about $120 cheaper than buying it unlocked from Amazon or eBay. This also allowed me to purchase the G-Watch for $80. I initially didn't like the design at all, but it's grown a little on me especially with third party watch bands. I've gotten many more compliments on it than I had anticipated. The main reason why I purchased it though is, because at $80, I can sell it for any reasonable price and still make a profit. Looks like that sale is going to have to come sooner than later. I've enjoyed Android Wear thus far, but the ability to have a wearable that is actually aesthetically appealing does not make me want to keep this G Watch any longer than necessary.




RE: I've Enjoyed Mine So Far
By Close04 on 8/19/2014 10:42:37 AM , Rating: 2
The thing with "growing on you" is that if you use almost anything long enough and you want to like it you'll start to like it regardless. Most people do this by telling themselves that they did the right thing buying it, it wasn't a waste of money, I'm actually starting to like it already, etc. If nobody else it telling you what you'd like to hear, you do it yourself.

It doesn't mean that it's a bad watch but if it has to grow on you than it's only autosuggestion and habit. And if something looks good you know it from the first moment. Maybe it's crap under the hood, it's expensive but you know you like it.


RE: I've Enjoyed Mine So Far
By Nortel on 8/19/2014 1:55:00 PM , Rating: 1
Sorry but I call bull.
quote:
I initially didn't like the design at all...

Yet you bought it knowing exactly what the design was and THEN changed your mind? Who buys something (it's a watch, in itself is a design piece) when they don't like the look of it?


RE: I've Enjoyed Mine So Far
By retrospooty on 8/19/2014 2:22:01 PM , Rating: 3
What is hard to grasp... He got a good deal on the price, so he bought it, even though he wasnt terribly impressed with it's design/looks. After getting 3rd party band and actually wearing it and getting comments from others, it grew on him.

I call BS on you. Every post you make here is crapping on any non-Apple product. It's a guarantee - anything that competes with an Apple product, you don't like.


RE: I've Enjoyed Mine So Far
By Nortel on 8/19/2014 4:18:41 PM , Rating: 1
If someone bought a car and they themselves said "oh well I thought it was an ugly car when I first bought it but then it grew on me" you would raise an eyebrow. Why would you buy something that you think is ugly? Good price or not...

Getting something for a 'good price' should never be incentive in itself to make the purchase. After buying a quality third party band you've put 50% more into the purchase and then changed his own opinion based on the opinion of others.

I don't like the Mac Mini, Apple TV seems pretty pointless for now, I really hate their keyboards/mice and I can't stand Beats headphones.


RE: I've Enjoyed Mine So Far
By syslog2000 on 8/19/2014 6:33:49 PM , Rating: 2

Dude, he is talking about spending $80 for an ugly watch that offers some functionality he likes. It is NOT like buying a car. You are just being argumentative.


RE: I've Enjoyed Mine So Far
By retrospooty on 8/19/2014 11:06:16 PM , Rating: 2
"If someone bought a car and they themselves said "oh well I thought it was an ugly car when I first bought it but then it grew on me" you would raise an eyebrow. Why would you buy something that you think is ugly?"

He told you already. You didn't seem to understand, so then I told you in different words. Here it is a 3rd time. "He got a good deal on the price, so he bought it, even though he wasn't terribly impressed with it's design/looks. After getting 3rd party band and actually wearing it and getting comments from others, it grew on him. "

We get it. It's not Apple, so you don't like it. All you need to know is that not everyone cares about looks and status symbols in their tech. It's been clearly explained why he bought it.


Ugly designs
By BRB29 on 8/19/2014 9:42:43 AM , Rating: 3
They really need to hire some good designers. These watches looks plain silly on an adult. Motorola got it right with their design.




Good
By coburn_c on 8/19/2014 9:55:02 AM , Rating: 2
LG's first watch was a cheapo rushed design. A new model will give them a chance to try new design features (which they excel at) and lower the price of the original watch (its main feature). This is how you do business in the tech market.




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