Pre-orders for the LG G Watch on AT&T will begin July 8, the US carrier has announced. LG’s G Watch is one of the first wearables to use Android Wear, Google’s operating system made specifically for wearable devices. The watch will be sold for $229 on AT&T, and it will start hitting stores on July 11.
AT&T is also the first carrier in the United States to make pre-order information available for the device. Google is already selling the G Watch through Google Play, and the smartwatch is reaching customers at the same time as other companies, including Motorola and Samsung, move towards releasing their own Android Wear products.
Outside of the Moto 360, a circular Android Wear smartwatch, the G Watch has received more attention than most upcoming wearables. The device runs a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. Those specs would have been associated with a smartphone only a few years ago, so the device is definitely not lacking in power.
The G Watch may be one of the first smartwatches to use Android Wear, but it functions similarly to other products that have been on the market since 2013. Almost all of the G Watch’s functionality comes from connecting it to a smartphone, and the device primarily runs a mobile version of Google Now.
Via [Android Central]