Android Wear-powered LG G Watch and Motorola Moto360 unveiled

by Anoop Naik on 19th March, 2014 last updated 23rd July, 2017

Android Wear-powered LG G Watch and Motorola Moto360 unveiled

LG and Motorola are the first two companies to announce the wearable smartwatches powered by the Google's highly customized Android for wearables, the Android Wear.

LG has named its smartwatch as 'G Watch' while Motorola has named it as 'Moto360'. Google featured these two watches in their Android Wear video earlier when they unveiled the wearable OS.

Motorola Moto360 looks like those classic watches that dated back in history and has a circular watchface. The Moto360 is expected to come in metal as well as leather striped choices and will use premium quality materials. According to Motorola, you can get all the notifications and alerts regarding your emails, missed calls and calendar appointments by twisting your wrist (the same way you twist to check out the time).

Motorola said in a blog post:

The wristwatch has been through several evolutions since it first became a popular fashion accessory more than a 100 years ago. Our vision for Moto 360 was to celebrate that history as we re-imagined the wristwatch for the future.

LG G Watch on the other hand, is a modern looking smartwatch with a rectangular watchface. LG wants this device to be made available to the developer without any price barriers but at the same time offer the Google experience.

According to Dr. Jong-seok Park, CEO of LG's Mobile Communications division:

The opportunity to work with Google on LG G Watch was the perfect chance for LG to really pull out all stops in both design and engineering. We're confident that a well-designed device has the potential to take the smart wearable market by storm.

No details about the specs or prices of the two smatwatches have been released by their manufacturers. Motorola Moto360 will arrive in the US in the summer while LG might launch its G Watch in the next quarter, probably at the Google I/O conference.

Which one of the Android Wear-powered smartwatches would rather go for? The LG G Watch or the Motorola Moto360? Write down in the comments.

Image Credit: LG, Motorola

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