The latest wearable tech rumor stemming from Korea claims that LG may call its upcoming smartwatch the "G Arch." The company is also supposedly deep into development of a fitness- and health-tracking wristband called the "G Health."
Unfortunately, there are no extra details to report. What's also unknown is whether LG will take the Samsung route and limit the smartwatch to specific LG phones, or take the Sony route and make it compatible with all Android phones. The G Health will presumably be similar to Nike's Fuel Band series.
Sources claim that in addition to the unannounced wearables, LG will supposedly introduce a prototype for its next flagship smartphone, the G3, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 in February. This device will reportedly be equipped with a fingerprint scanner, but unlike Apple's version, users will be required to swipe a finger.
The Korea Herald reports that the G Arch and G Health will sync with the G3. Other G3 features include Android 4.4 "KitKat," a Quad HD display, and a 2.2 GHz eight-core SoC. The two wearables will supposedly be revealed alongside the G3 prototype in February.
The report also states that more smartphone makers will likely roll out models with the fingerprint technology in 2014. Even more, Apple is expected to install its fingerprint scanner in a broader range of products next year including the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.