LG and Motorola have announced the first two smart watches designed to use Google’s new Android Wear operating system. Both products are expected to go on sale in the summer, although no UK plans have been confirmed.
The Moto 360 is Motorola’s watch. It has a circular face and can offer a conventional analogue watch display as well as displaying online information. Motorola says it’ll launch in the USA but hasn’t mentioned any other availability.
Meanwhile LG Electronics has revealed the LG G Watch, which will be compatible with a wide range of Android smartphones. Much like the Moto 360, hardware information hasn’t been published.
Dr Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics, said “The opportunity to work with Google on LG G Watch was the perfect chance for LG to really pull out all stops in both design and engineering. With the LG G Watch, LG is continuing the milestones we’ve set in wearables following in the footsteps of the world’s first 3G Touch Watch Phone in 2009 and the Prada Link in 2008. We’re confident that a well-designed device has the potential to take the smart wearable market by storm.”