LG may be looking to launch more than just the LG G watch this year, as they are apparently trying to trademark the name W Watch as seen by the patent submission over at the USPTO. Stated in the USPTO filing, we can see that the device is listed as having attributes and features pointed at providing a user potentially with health related capabilities, like BMI(body mass index), body fat percentage, and other exercise related activities it seems. The device sounds like it has a little bit of a differentiation from the LG G Watch that is slated for a summer release and rumored to be launching directly after Google I/O. If the device actually is supposed to be a more fitness oriented wearable from LG, then perhaps they’re looking to take on the likes of the Fitbit crowd and more likely the Samsung Gear Fit. Our money is on the chance that they could be looking to compete more directly with Samsung here.
Sadly that is really the only detail about the device that is to be known at this point, the name and what the potential direction this device is looking to take. LG already has a wearable that is geared more towards health and fitness, with the LG lifeband touch activity tracker that is supposedly on the way soon. This is obviously not the same thing as the name refers to the device as the W Watch, but it could be something that looks to give users a similar set of features with more advanced ones added in. It could also just be an entirely new Android Wear based smartwatch coming from LG that has more of a health focus to it.
Since there’s no indication of price or release date, we can only speculate that they could be looking to launch the device this year, but if that is the case we would expect that it might hit later on and possibly more towards the fall if anything. Winter would even sound like a more realistic date. With the Korean manufacturer looking to trademark the name W Watch, we have to wonder what else they might be looking to trademark and if they have any other wearables planned that we have yet to find out about.