The official teaser site for LG's G Watch has gone live, revealing a few previously unknown details of the smartwatch that will go up against competitor devices such as the Pebble, Sony's Smartwatch 2 and the Gear line from Korean stablemate Samsung.

Last month's announcement by LG revealed the G Watch would be one of the first smartwatches to be powered by Google's Android Wear operating system – but that, and the fact it was to be released in the second quarter of 2014, were about the extent of the information provided.


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With the launch of an official teaser site for the device, we now have a few more details. The G Watch will come in "Stealth Black" and "Champagne Gold" color options, with black and white rubber straps, respectively. The watch will also be water and dust-resistant, however, it isn't revealed whether the water resistance will be of the dunk-proof variety like the Pebble and Sony Smartwatch 2, or limited to surviving splashes, like the Gear 2.

It has also been revealed that the G Watch will boast an always-on display. This is something found on the Pebble with its monochrome e-ink display, but the display of LG's device will be full color. The screen technology the watch will use is yet to be revealed, but LG's use of an always-on display suggests an OLED screen as the frontrunner since it would be less of a drain on battery life.

The lack of physical buttons on the device in the released images also indicates whatever the display technology used, it will be a touch screen. The watch will also feature voice controls powered by the Android Wear OS.

Source: LG

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