Last week’s big news was the announcement of Android Wear, Google’s effort to embrace the growing tide of smartwatches and help give it a common face, with broad compatibility. Beyond the project itself, we also heard about two specific pieces of hardware, the Motorola Moto 360 and LG’s G Watch. Not only was the round Moto 360 the more eye-catching of the pair, but Motorola was extremely forthright in its discussion of the watch, holding a public Hangout and sharing a fair number of details. Unsurprisingly, the bulk of our coverage focused on it. With the G Watch, on the other hand, all we had was a release window and one very dark render. We’re still hoping to learn some more technical details about LG’s effort here, but as we wait for those, the company has made a new image of the G Watch available.
Perhaps it’s just the angle here, but the G Watch looks quite thin on the wrist here – comfortably so. While the Moto 360 is certainly a very attractive design itself, some of the renders we’ve seen had it looking just a little chunky; if LG can deliver the G Watch as the sleeker, lower-profile alternative to Motorola’s effort, it might be able to put on a better showing for itself.
But really, that might be getting ahead of ourselves, at least until we pick up some hard measurements on dimensions. This new image may double what we’ve had to show for the G Watch so far, but it’s still very much a mystery to us. With a release set to take place sometime in the next three months, those details don’t have all that long to start arriving; here’s hoping some do soon.