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LG G Watch / W100

LG G Watch / W100
alaScore 86

456 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 456 reviews of LG G Watch / W100. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the LG G Watch / W100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG G Watch / W100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of LG G Watch / W100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG G Watch - BlackLG G Watch - Black

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

LG G Watch review

 

The LG G Watch is one of the first Android Wear devices, and the most affordable at the time of writing, making it the first step in a the brave new world of Google's Android platform. Priced at £159 it's the asking price that puts the LG G Watch...

Most affordable entry point to Android Wear, slick and fast, comfortable to wear, open to personal strap choices

Outdoor visibility is poor, battery life isn't long enough, design perhaps a little too generic, voice-centric operation

Priced at £159 it's the asking price that puts the LG G Watch within reach of many. For those fans of technology, and fans of Android, this is a great entry point to a new world of Android Wear smartwatches.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

LG G Watch release date: By July and less than £180 in the UK (hands-on pictures) - Pocket-lint

 

LG has confirmed to Pocket-lint that its new LG G Watch, powered by Google's new Android Wear operating system, will be available before July and for less

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: (t3.com)

LG G Watch review

 

Is the Android Wear-powered LG G Watch finally a wearable worth owning?

Android Wear ; Fast and easy to use ; Simple to set up

Lower res screen then rival ; Proprietary charging dock ; Battery life

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

LG G Watch

 

OK Google, make us a really good Android Wear smartwatch

Google Now notifications work well ; Accurate voice recognition ; Reasonable selection of early Android Wear apps

Poor battery life ; Plain, ordinary watch design ; Poor outdoor visibility

Without stating the obvious, the G Watch needs to be connected to your phone, specifically one running Android 4.3 JellyBean or higher to get the optimal experience. When disconnected, you do still get some stripped back functionality like the ability...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.co.uk)

LG G Watch R review

 

Fanatical fashion followers finally have a smartwatch that they won't be ashamed to wrap around their wrist.

With its round design, angular metal frame and selection of gorgeous watch faces, the LG G Watch R is the most attractive Android Wear Smartwatch around. It's battery life isn't bad either.

Final pricing is still unclear. Battery life, while better than Android Wear competitors, still isn't good enough for the average person. The watch's design won't appeal to those who prefer sleek, slim timepieces.

Although its stark design and beautiful face makes this the first smartwatch you might actually be happy to be seen wearing, its Android Wear software has a long way to go before it's anything more than a passing novelty.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

LG G Watch video review: Android Wear smartwatch is the best around so far

 

Android Wear is Google's popular mobile operating system designed for wearable gadgets like smartwatches. Read: The best smartwatches of 2014: List of the best wearable tech you can buy right now.

Aug, 2014

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Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

LG G Watch review

 

Android Wear is upon us and is Google's version of the popular mobile OS specifically designed for wearable devices like smartwatches. The LG G Watch is one of two launch products for the platform alongside the Samsung Gear Live so here's our full LG G...

The LG G Watch is the best smartwatch we've reviewed so far, partly due to the affordable price tag and the excellent, albeit not flawless, Android Wear system. You will need a device with Android 4.3 or later, though. The design of the G Watch doesn't...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

LG G Watch review

 

It's the first Android Wear device - but is the G Watch a worthy flagship for Google's new OS?

Android Wear is mostly brilliant ; Comfortable to wear ; Compatible with most Android devices ; Waterproof

Battery life ; Needs a charging cradle ; Uninspired design

Not quite the icon Android Wear needs

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

LG G Watch review

 

Notifications on your wrist. Pop-up information from your phone. The potential to interact with a lot of phone apps from your watch. This is what owning a Google watch feels like. Android Wear is the name of the software, and the first watches running...

The G Watch shows off Android Wear's impressive voice recognition, Android phone connectedness, and potential for future app support. It has solid build quality, is water- and dust-resistant, and the included magnetic charger is easy to use.

A generic-looking design; terrible battery life; a display that doesn't work in bright sunlight; a strange card-based notification system that doesn't always pop info you want; costs more, lacks the heart-rate monitor, and has a slightly weaker display...

The LG G Watch attempts to bring you the future on your wrist, but with its generic design, unimpressive battery life, and unpolished early software, you're better off waiting to see what else is around the bend.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

LG G Watch vs Motorola Moto 360 vs Samsung Gear Live review

 

At Google I/O, the firm gave more detail on Android Wear for smartwatches. There are three devices at the moment so here we compare the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live and Motorola Moto 360.

While the LG G Watch is the cheapest, the Samsung Gear Live is a little thinner and lighter. It also has a heart rate monitor and a higher resolution screen which might make it worth an extra tenner from your wallet. Although it's likely to be more...

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black / White
Band material:Silicone
Dust resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Housing colour:Black / Black, Gold / Gold / Gold, White
Shape:Round / Square
Waterproof: Yes

Other features

Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant / Water Resistant

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB

Packaging Data

Cables included:USB

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:N / Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

Auto standby: Yes
Battery Capacity:400
Battery Life:36

Storage

Flash memory:4
Internal RAM:512
RAM capacity:512

Technical Details

Accelerometer: Yes
Band colour:Black / White
Band material:Silicone
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Display diagonal:4.19
Display Resolution:280 x 280
Display Type:IPS / LCD
Housing colour:Black / Black, Gold / Gold, White
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Languages support:DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA
Mobile operating systems supported:Android / Android 4.3 / Android 4.3, Android 4.4
Operating system installed:Android Wear 1.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm Clock / Calendar, Events reminder
Processor frequency:1200
Processor Manufacturer:QUALCOMM
Processor Model:SNAPDRAGON 400
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant / Water Resistant
Shape:Square
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Touchscreen: Yes
Vibrating motor: Yes
Waterproof up to:1

Weight & Dimensions

Band width:2.2
Depth:4.65
Thickness:9.95
Weight:63
Width:3.79