The FCC Certifies Two New LG Smartwatches
If you’ve been keeping your eyes peeled and eagerly watching out for what’s new on the smartwatch front, here’s something to look forward to. After a fairly tepid 2016, this year seems to be looking up for the smartwatch market with Google’s Android Wear 2.0 on the horizon.
The manufacturer to look out for is LG, because two devices designed by them have been certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the recent past, which makes it very likely that we are in for some exciting new developments on that front. And remember, most products are run past the FCC only if they are going to be made available in the market. One device carries the model number W270, while the other one has two variants, bearing model numbers W280A and W280V.
LG has made known no details about the smartwatches, rumours suggest that they will run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, which will translate into superior battery power – possibly as much as 25 percent more compared to the Snapdragon 400, which was a staple in older smartwatches. Coming to connectivity, the design also hints at 3G and 4G options, which could also spell out the requirement of a data plan. And in addition, it is likely that the W280 will have wireless connectivity and multi-band LTE connectivity support.
As for the display, there is speculation that it will be round, a staple to the design as well as a stainless steel build with an IP67 rating. This would make the smartwatch dustproof, and additionally waterproof as well, up to one metre of water for 30 minutes.
The usage of Android Wear 2.0 will introduce a Play Store for watch apps, similar to the Android Play Store, and allow the user to search for apps using voice, keyboard as well as handwriting to browse through them. Further, the apps will be able to run on their own in the smartwatch, eliminating the need for partnering with another device.
Wait and ‘watch’!
It also seems likely that LG will roll out more than two devices, knowing well that with smartwatches fast becoming a fashion statement, users out there know exactly what they want. It becomes important therefore, to offer them multiple options that please every user.
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Picture courtesy – bgr.in, lg.com
by techtalks @TechTalks March 14, 2017 11:12 AM UTC