LG’s G Watch is all set to help kick-off the arrival of Android Wear smartwatches this summer, alongside devices like the Moto 360. Just the other day, in fact, LG put up a nice new collection of teaser images for the G Watch, showing off an alternate color selection. But once the G Watch arrives, what might be next for the manufacturer? We’ve already heard talk about a possible sequel set to arrive sometime before the end of the year, but everything else about this wearable – from its features, to design, to branding – has remained a mystery. Rather than launching as something like the G Watch 2, a recent LG trademark filing has us considering another possibility for the smartwatch’s name.
In an application filed just last Friday, LG claimed its dominion over the name “W Watch.” The documentation clearly describes this as a smartwatch, and while it’s understandably light on details, we do catch mention of a heartbeat sensor.
What could the “W” stand for? Of all the possibilities that spring to mind (wide, Windows Phone, women, etc.), none seem to make a lot of sense – we’re not saying that LG wouldn’t be interested in making a smartwatch focused on WP8 users or for the ladies, but just that we can’t see it being called the W Watch. Maybe it’s just w for the sake of w, with no hidden meaning, after all.