Advanced Search

The LG G Watch Review

This model has been discontinued.

Quick Take

Although discontinued, you may still be able to find the Android Wear-based LG G smartwatch floating around online. Compatible with Android™ 4.3 or higher, the LG G smartwatch will give you instant access to emails, texts, and more from your wrist. The voice command feature is another useful component, allowing you to get fast answers to questions without having to type anything on your phone. Apart from that, there are simply better smartwatches out there these days that can easily outshine the LG G model.

Pros

Instant Information Access
Voice Command
Interchangeable Bands

Cons

Battery Life
Android Only
Slightly Pixelated Screen

What To Know About The LG G Watch

The LG G smartwatch allows you to view a range of notifications from your wrist, as well as to perform other functions such as book a Lyft ride or add a date to your calendar. It can help you reduce the number of times you pull out your smartphone from your pocket or bag, if this is one of the reasons you want to get a smartwatch. This is handy when you’re on the go, but users have noticed that notifications delivered by the LG G watch are slightly excessive and annoying, causing them to get out their phone and clear all the notifications thus defeating the purpose of keeping on top of your most important notifications from your wrist.

Other LG G Watch Key Features and Specs:

  • Voice command
  • Smartphone notifications
  • Compatible with Android 4.3 (or higher) devices
  • Android-Wear powered
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor
  • Water and dust-resistant

Design

You can change the band on the LG G watch to personalize the look. It’s IP67-certified, so it is water and dust resistant but we wouldn’t recommend showering with it (and no swimming either). The minimal design is clean, but perhaps too minimal for some. As for the display, it features a 1.65-inch LCD touchscreen with a 280 x 280-pixel resolution. Some customers have noted that the screen is slightly pixelated. The watch is easy to charge, with the 5 pins on the back of the watch pinned into the charging dock connected to a micro-USB.

 

Sensors & Components

The LG G watch features:

  • Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
  • Gyrometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Built-in compass

 

Functionality

One of the biggest selling points of getting a smartwatch is the instant access you get to the information on your smartphone, from your wrist. The LG G watch gives you access to a variety of apps as well as notifications such as calls and texts. With just a glance at your wrist you will have easy access to the time, your text messages, the internet, notifications, and much more. But customers have noted that the LG G watch notifications are excessive, and they don’t prioritize what is most important to you. This perhaps defeats the purpose of glancing down at your wrist to get a few quick updates every so often.

 

Another notable feature of the LG G watch is the voice command. This is useful for getting answers to questions hands-free if you are driving or out for a run. In the way of fitness, there isn’t much to report. There isn’t a heart-rate monitor, the watch isn’t waterproof so you can’t take it swimming, and there aren’t any standout health and wellness features to report on. There is a compass, gyrometer and accelerometer however. You will get your step count as a pop-up card/ notification, but that’s about it.

 

Verdict

For a smartwatch that helps you stay connected to your smartphone from your wrist (maybe a bit too connected), the LG G watch fits the bill. For fitness, it misses the mark. If you want to keep on top of calls, use apps, and have a voice command assistant on your watch, the LG G is a model to consider. If you want to use a smartwatch as a fitness tracker to keep tabs on your overall health and wellness, however, the LG G watch doesn’t have the features to help you make that happen. In both cases, there are simply just better smartwatches out there these days with new and improved features.  Check out our other smartwatch or tracker reviews to find a more up-to-date model.

Rating: 70%

Specifications

Product Type

Smartwatches

Brand/Model Series

LG G Watch

Overall Rating

70 %

Operating System

Android

Phone Control

Yes

Case Size

37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95mm

Type Of Display

IPS LCD

Screen Size

1.65"

Screen Resolution

280 x 280

Accelerometer

Yes

Sleep Tracking

No

Steps Tracking

Yes

Downloadable Apps

Yes

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Heart Rate Monitor

No

Water Resistance Rating

IP67-certified

Battery Type

400mAh

What is included in the box?

Watch, charging cable/dock

Warranty

No

GPS

No

NFC Touchless Payment

No

View Full Specifications
 
Copyright