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LG G Watch To Cost $229, Going on Sale at 4pm PT

June 25, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Earlier today, during the Google I/O opening Keynote, Google announced that the LG G Watch would go on sale later today. Along with the Samsung Gear Live. Now we already know that the Gear Live is going to cost about $199. But what about the LG G Watch? Well that’s going to be $229. And it’ll be hitting the Play Store at 4pm PT, that’s 7pm for those on the east coast, like me. So at 4pm PT we can head over to the Play Store and break the internet trying to buy a LG G Watch.

So the price of the LG G Watch wasn’t exactly what we were hoping for, but still not a bad price at all of the LG G Watch. They are giving out both watches at Google I/O today, so we should have one of them in hand pretty soon to check out and give a full review of it. The LG G Watch features a 1.65-inch IPS 280×280 resolution display, along with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and of course Bluetooth 4.0. It’ll be compatible with any Android device running Android 4.3 or above. It’ll need Android 4.3 so that it can use Bluetooth 4.0 LE and not drain your phone’s battery so quickly.

These are the first two Android Wear devices to hit the market. The Moto 360 is another Android Wear device that will be hitting the market later this summer, according to Google. Even though we’ve seen a ton of people wearing it already. We should see plenty of other Android Wear devices from other OEMs in the coming months though. As just about every OEM is on board to make an Android Wear device, with the exception of Sony. How many of you are interested in buying the LG G Watch?