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LG WatchPhone review | Introduction

Published on: Wednesday, December 30th 2009                   Written by: Casper van der Kaaij - Photography by: Mark Peters

LG WatchPhone review

L G really cares about quality, innovation and design. Recently, we saw the LG Crystal make its appearance, featuring a unique transparent keypad; and now the LG WatchPhone is being selectively introduced in a growing amount of countries. During the CES 2008, held in Las Vegas, a first version of the LG WatchPhone could already be admired, although at that time, it was just a way of getting the public's attention, not yet offering an actual release date. The current version will not be widely available,; e.g. in the Netherlands, only 150 pieces will become available in carefully selected stores. With the availability of this phone, making a call by using your watch is no longer a thing you just see in the movies. According to the LG, the WatchPhone is "more than a prototype with a price tag". Compared to other WatchPhones, the LG is just that little bit more attractive, offering a full touch interface. For people who love gadgets and want to buy the Watch Phone; it is available for a retail price of approximately 1500 euro including VAT.

LG GD910 WatchPhone review

LG GD910 WatchPhone review

 

LG WatchPhone review

LG WatchPhone review

First impression of the LG WatchPhone

The LG WatchPhone comes in a big sturdy box with a magnetic lock. Upon opening it, the LG GD910 WatchPhone is directly accessible. Furthermore, there are several boxes containing the supplied accessories. For the Watch Phone, these are a charger, a Bluetooth headset, data cable, instruction manuals and a software CD. The charger is a combination of charger and cradle, however, it does come across rather cheap. It would have been fun if some kind of desk cradle had been included, in which to place the WatchPhone when charging. When it comes to design, the phone looks neat. It is the front in particular that attracts the attention. On the phone's side, three buttons are positioned, for answering and ending a call and to undo an action. The watch certainly gives you the feeling you're wearing something truly unique on your wrist.

LG Watch Phone review

LG Watch Phone review

LG watch includes phone function

Before we received the WatchPhone in order to carry out a comprehensive test, we had already gotten to admire this product during a previous dealer show of LG Electronics. At that time, it was still difficult to determine exactly how this gadget would work in practice. The LG Watch Phone is, first and foremost, a watch. Standard, an analogue or digital clock is displayed, however, without screen backlight. If you press one of the buttons, the screen will light up, and after that you are able to select different clocks by moving up and down. If you slide to the side, you will find the call functionality, a start screen with alerts and a menu. The menu is kept fairly simple and consists of four icons. You can select your desired style from various themes Inside the menu, we find messages, contacts, settings and accessories.

 

LG GD910 WatchPhone

LG GD910 WatchPhone

LG Watch Phone

LG Watch Phone

LG Bluetooth watch

LG Bluetooth watch

 
 
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