Google Reveals A Sneak Peek Of The Moto 360 And LG G Smartwatches
In the latest announcement of what’s coming in the new Android Wear line of Google products, design and developer advocates on Android Wear, Roman Nurik and Timothy Jordan, posted new details yesterday on the new Moto 360 and LG G Smartwatches. No doubt in full preparation to reveal more juicy tidbits on the sleek line of smartwatches at Google I/O 2014, the developers showed off some previews of what they’re cooking up.
Off the bat, the most noticeable differences in the LG G smartwatch and the Moto 360 are their designs; the LG watch is built with a square face and metal body, and the Moto 360 has a more classic-feeling round face with options for a leather strap or one with links. In a preview video released by LG, the G Watch also claims to be ready to go on a single charge and to have a waterproof body. The one thing they have in common: They’re both integrated with Android technology that includes a host of features meant to work with or without your other Android devices. Google shared a breakdown of the key features to expect in Android wear in an announcement from March:
Useful information when you need it most. Android Wear shows you info and suggestions you need, right when you need them. The wide variety of Android applications means you’ll receive the latest posts and updates from your favorite social apps, chats from your preferred messaging apps, notifications from shopping, news and photography apps, and more.
Straight answers to spoken questions. Just say “Ok Google” to ask questions, like how many calories are in an avocado, what time your flight leaves, and the score of the game. Or say “Ok Google” to get stuff done, like calling a taxi, sending a text, making a restaurant reservation or setting an alarm.
The ability to better monitor your health and fitness. Hit your exercise goals with reminders and fitness summaries from Android Wear. Your favorite fitness apps can give you real-time speed, distance and time information on your wrist for your run, cycle or walk.
Your key to a multiscreen world. Android Wear lets you access and control other devices from your wrist. Just say “Ok Google” to fire up a music playlist on your phone, or cast your favorite movie to your TV. There’s a lot of possibilities here so we’re eager to see what developers build.
Besides LG and Motorola, Google has also confirmed partnerships with brands like Asus, HTC, Fossil and Samsung to release a series of Android Wear watches later this year.