In 2017, our smartphones mean a good sight more to us than just a telephone call. They’re our personal secretaries, our library and they connect us to the wide world with utter convenience. With our cellphones forever in our hands, it was a while back that many of us stopped taking our wristwatches seriously.

Lucky for us, smartwatches were a logical next step in the networking and streamlining journey of personal technology. Yet, smartwatches didn’t hit the market with the same kind of bang as our iPhones. The debut versions of interfaces like Android Wear were ever so slightly sluggish, perhaps not as streamlined as we really wanted them to be. However, things are definitely starting to change.

The new LG watch heralds the start of a promising partnership between LG and Google and the latest interface, Android Wear 2.0, is free of a great many of the hangups we had on the first installment. It’s time to see what this new, wrist borne link to your mobile has in store for you, with its ample screen, rotating crown button and water resistant features.

Now, it’s time to prepare yourself because there’s absolutely no shortage of features on the latest LG watch. In fact, there are so many features that writing a paragraph on each one would make this article 10 pages long!

Technical Specs of the lg sport smartwatch:

  • Model name: W280A
  • Operating system: Android Wear 2.0
  • 1.38” Full circle P-OLED display with Gorilla Glass 3,
  • 480 x 480 pixels), 348 ppi
  • Water resistant (30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters)
  • Dust resistant
  • 430mAh embedded battery (not removable)
  • Flexible, comfortable rubber watch strap
  • Stainless steel, brushed metal finish
  • Rotating side button
  • 11 Preloaded active watch faces to choose from
  • AT&T Wireless 4G LTE Network†
  • Processor: 1.1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Quad-Core MSM8909w
  • Internal Memory: 4 GB (up to 2 GB usable)
  • RAM: 768 MB
  • Technology: WCDMA, GSM, UMTS, LTE
  • Network: Bluetooth Version 4.2 LE; Wi-Fi Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n
  • Frequencies: GSM 850/1900 MHz; LTE Bands 2/4/5
  • Data Transmission: UMTS, GPRS, EDGE, GSM, HSPA+, HSPA, LTE
  • Protection: IP68 Certified
  • Audio: Built-in MIC and Speaker
  • Size: 5.4 mm (1.79") Diameter; 14.2 mm (0.56") Thickness
  • Weight: 3.15 oz.
  • Talk Time: Up to 2 hours (3G)
  • Standby Time: Up to 1.45 days (Ambient On)
  • Available Color: Titanium
  • The device is compatible with phones running Android 4.3 or higher and iOS 9 or higher but supported features may vary.

Included Accessories:

Wireless Charging Cradle
Sim Card Cover Opener
Travel Adapter & USB Cable

Sport Features:

The device includes various sport features that will help to make your workout just that little bit more exciting. Sport features include a heart rate monitor with PPG, an accelerometer, a gyroscope and a barometric pressure detector.

An on board fitness coach will motivate you with goal setting features, reminders and activity tracking.

There’s an alarm, timer and stopwatch, plus, of course, there’s a GPS locator with turn by turn GoogleMaps to help you figure out just where exactly you are and how to get back where you came from!

Phone Link Features:

The new LG watch takes connectivity to the next level, allowing you to make and receive phone calls. It’s a function that many smart watches actually don’t have, believe it or not. You’ll be able to access your contacts, view all phone logs and use both voice recognition and voice dialing.

An invaluable feature of the LG watch is the texting feature. You can use voice recognition or the phone’s ample screen to send and receive text messages using your paired smart phone number. Also, a smart reply feature will display a preloaded short-answer list to help you reply to messages when you’re really on the go.

Something that may be even more useful, if you’re anything like me, is the Find Your Phone function that will make the paired phone ring so that you can discover where it’s gotten to.

Stand Alone Connectivity:

The Wifi capable AT&T SIM and carrier data plan will allow you to use the LG watch as a stand alone device.

Multimedia Features:

You’ll be able to store music on the 2 gigs of usable storage space, which you can play through the smart watch’s speaker or via your Bluetooth. Multiple formats are supported, namely OGG, MIDI, 3GP, WAV, MP3 and FLAC.

You can sync the smart watch with your phone and use the on board Google Play Music for sound streaming.

You’ll have full browse capabilities with Google and your watch will easily connect you to local WiFi networks with NumberSync.

Other Features:

Other features include pattern screen locks, customizable font sizes, 4 Optional ringtones, support in15 languages and time reminders from Google Assistant.

Android Pay is a super handy function that allows you to load your credit card info onto the device and pay with your wrist, just like a sci-fi movie.

Conclusion:

Designers of the latest LG watch have tweaked and ironed out a great many of the features which may have frustrated us about the previous models, especially where the operating software is concerned. As you can see, this smart watch has a bus load of new features, functions and conveniences that are going to do their bit to make your business day and your workout run a whole lot smoother.