Like anything in this world, the LG G Watch has its pros and its cons.
It’s LG’s first venture into smartwatch territory, meaning that the company is just now figuring out its design aesthetic in the space. That said, it looks and feels surprisingly nice, with options for both black and gold.
The G Watch also has pretty solid battery life, despite the fact that its 1.65-inch IPS 280×280 display is always on. However, our own Darrell Etherington reported display issues in his review.
The smartwatch is outfitted with a Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz processor with 512 MB RAM and 4GB of on-board storage.
The question isn’t necessarily over the G Watch. It’s one of many new smartwatches in the market, all the way from the early Pebble to the forthcoming Moto 360. The more important question is whether you want a smartwatch.
At $229, LG’s G Watch might not be the best option out there, especially if you’re willing to wait and see what other companies have in store and how the market reacts to them. If you don’t have time, the G Watch will still make you feel futuristic, according to guest co-host Adam Clark Estes from Gizmodo.
So will the LG G Watch fly or die? Only time can tell.