Leaked specs of the LG G Watch reveal 36 hour standby time, 4 GB internal memory

LG G Watch
By Harish Jonnalagadda on 11 Jun 2014 05:14 am
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With a reported launch just under a month, we're starting to see more details emerge regarding LG's G Watch. While yesterday's rumors alluded to the fact that the smartwatch will be more affordable than Samsung's Tizen-based Gear 2, today's leak gives us a look at the internal hardware of the device.

The leak comes courtesy of @upleaks (not to be confused with the notorious leaker @evleaks), and mentions that the G Watch will feature a 400 mAh lithium polymer battery. In comparison, the Gear 2 has a 300 mAh battery. The 400 mAh unit on the G Watch is said to deliver a standby time of 36 hours, and can be fully charged in under two hours.

The screen on the G Watch measures 1.65 inches and has a resolution of 280 x 280, which comes out to a pixel density of 240 ppi. The smartwatch is said to come with 4 GB of internal storage along with a Snapdragon 400 and 512 MB RAM, which we're guessing will be adequate to run the Android Wear ecosystem with ease. You will be able to issue voice commands for tasks like sending text messages and taking notes. Head on over to the source link below to get a detailed look at all the specs of the G Watch.

As for dimensions, the watch measures 37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95 mm. Not the sleekest watch in the world, but weighing in at 61g, it isn't as heavy as the Gear 2 (which weighs 68g). The G Watch is said to feature a bevy of sensors that include ambient, touch, pedometer, and tilt. Notifications will be synced via Bluetooth 4.0 LE, while the device itself will charge through a microUSB port (nothing fancy like Motorola's upcoming "secret" charging for the Moto 360 here).

Being the first smartwatch that runs Android Wear, the G Watch will be the reference design for the platform, and is rumoured to be given away to all attendees of the Google I/O conference, which will be held later this month in San Francisco.

Now that you know the rumored specs, what are your thoughts on the G Watch? Do you think it'll fare better than the current batch of wearable devices?

Source: Twitter

5 comments

Sonicaholic

That's not bad for starters, personally I'd much rather the battery be a little better but I'm sure that will come in the first year with software tweeks from Google. Then the second gen of these devices will truly rock not only improving on battery life but thickness screen improvements and by then there will be a plethora of apps available for them to truly make them truly functional. The future is bright for Android wear!

chefmorry

Battery life seems OK. I used to barely be able to get a day out of my Gear, but since the Tizen upgrade, I've chosen to shut off the "gesture to wake up" screen mode, and I'm getting 3 to 4 days on one charge.

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captainbdsc

Is this a stand alone device or do you have to have an android phone for it to work fully?

tastisnax

It pairs with any Android phone with Bluetooth LE (v4.3, I believe).