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LG Also Working on Wearable Tech

By - Source: The Korea Herald | B 5 comments

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.

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    jonnyabu , December 28, 2013 2:14 PM
    I would not bother with any LG Android product. I bought the Optimus G and have been sorely disappointed by both their complete lack of updates for it and a massive audio subsystem bug that prevents streaming song from Google's Music app. It'll just stop a couple of minutes into the song. And they don't seem to care. LG isn't worth it unless they completely change directions and support their products
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    BranFlake5 , December 29, 2013 11:53 AM
    @jonnyabu None of the android manufactures update super quickly. If you want the updates so bad, you should've bought a Google Play phone, a Nexus phone or a Motorola phone. And because they had one bug, big deal. You're basically saying you had one bad date, now you wanna be single for the rest of you life.
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    shinkueagle , December 29, 2013 11:12 PM
    I bet the next "G" LG will be targeting will be a device called the "G-Spot".. I wonder what that device will be able to do.....
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    sunflier , December 30, 2013 4:21 AM
    A friend of mine just got the Galaxy Gear Smart Watch for Christmas and said already wants to sell it. He says its way too expensive for what it does. Says he only uses the watch to determine whether or not to pull his Galaxy S3 out of his pocket to respond to a text.
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    rwinches , December 30, 2013 10:56 AM
    The most returned tech item is 'smart' watches.

    Monitor watches have been around more than a decade.