Following the announcement of the Android Wear platform last week all we heard about was Motorola's sexy round smartwatch, the Moto 360. But the LG G Watch also demoed in Google's videos at the same time, although with far fewer publicity images and no spinning GIF to keep us mesmerized. Sure, the G Watch may not be as distinct a design as the Moto 360, but you can bet your bottom dollar the G Watch will cost a whole lot less, and now we have a better idea of how it looks on the wrist.
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LG posted the above image on their Twitter account yesterday, along with the message Coming Soon. You can expect the new smartwatch to be presented at Google I/O on June 25th. LG has worked very closely with Google on the G Watch, to the point that the G Watch is practically shorthand for Google Watch. Which brings us to the next point: is the G Watch a Nexus device? The answer to that question is yes, even if the G Watch doesn't bear the Nexus moniker.
The G Watch will be priced at a very attractive price point, designed to ''present a low barrier to entry for developers and offer the best Google experience for users'': that sure sounds like a Nexus device to me. Where many other smartwatches have gone down the rather ugly and awkward design route, the G Watch looks to be a simple display module, much like the Nexus 5, where the design of the device melts away so you can focus on the interface. If the G Watch comes out anything like a wrist-mounted Nexus 5, a lot of us will be very happy.
Are you sold on the G Watch? Do you think the Moto 360 will be just as Googley?