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LG Already Working on Smartwatch Number Two for This Year?

April 8, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

With Android Wear hitting our wrists this Summer, it’s perhaps no surprise hat we’re starting to hear more about smartwatches from the likes of LG. In fact, this summer should be a busy time for wearables overall, with the Gear 2 line from Samsung launching soon, the Moto 360, the G Watch and more are all heading to shelves vying for attention. With LG a prominent partner of Google’s – along with Motorola – in Android Wear, this latest little rumor is definitely something to take with a pinch of salt.

According to ePrice, LG is already working on a second smartwatch for this year, and that wearable technology is to be an area LG really focuses on going forward. There’s not much to go on here – as is so often the case – but we’re thinking that LG might be creating the G Watch as a sort of Nexus-like device for Google, a more minimal affair to help Google get Android Wear off of the ground. After all, when looking at the G Watch and the Moto 360, it’s plain to see which one of these is the more exciting product. If the G Watch is to be an affordable and simple piece of hardware to get people to use Android Wear, then LG could very well follow this up with a more premium and LG-styled affair similar to the Moto 360.

The Korean giant already has another wearable in the works, with the Lifeband Touch said to hit stores later this year as well, so the idea of two smartwatches from the company doesn’t sound ridiculous to us, but you should have a salt shaker on standby. The question remains though, will Android Wear even be successful enough for LG to produce a second watch? Only time will tell and as summer approaches we should hear more details surrounding the project overall.