LG stuns CES with watch phone that works

First off I wish to declare that I am a watch whore. I own several watches and I am fascinated by them and the whole time-piece industry. So when LG emailed me about its new watch phone that they were showcasing at CES I was totally interested.

LG Electronics unveiled the world’s first 3G touch watch phone called the LG-GD910. I watched a YouTube video produced by the folks at LG Canada about it. You can view it by clicking here (Great video btw).

First off the watch looks great with a tempered glass face. It is not too big and bulky (61 x 39 x 13.9mm), but big enough (84g in weight) to be IN with the style of today’s watches.

The Bluetooth enabled watch phone has two hours of talk time that will make you look like comic book hero Tracy. And, it is water resistant. Can you imagine an iPhone being water resistant?

The watch has three mechanical keys that help you use the phone and PDA features and those keys look similar to regular watch dials and keys. This is a very smart feature from LG.

These three keys are the same kinds of keys from any other smart phone on the market. The top key is end call, the middle is cancel or return and the bottom key is the receive or talk function. If you hold down the middle key it activates the voice recognition functions. Say music and it plays music. Say call and the number and the watch phone dials it for you.

There is a tiny camera on the top right hand side for video telephony calls with picture and picture capability.

There is a status page that shows a user the battery life, inbox, strength of signal and you can make a call by using your finger.

LG says that users will put on the Bluetooth headset for the calling and music functions on this watch phone, but you are not forced to use it.

As for the watch itself it comes with a standard clock face or digital number face. It has a leather strap with metal clasp.

I have a smart watch from Suunto and I love it. It gives me the news, weather and calendar through a GPS system, but this LG watch phone is ten steps above that.

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Paolo Del Nibletto
Paolo Del Nibletto
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