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LG took the wraps off the G Watch in March, a smartwatch powered by Android Wear, Google’s platform for wearables. Now the G Watch is finally available for purchase worldwide on Google Play and at select retailers — though we noted that not only is it not something you want to tote around town, it also has a couple of technical shortcomings.
The G Watch can be bought both online and offline in 12 countries: the US, Canada, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Australia, India, Japan and South Korea. It will be available only at retailers in 15 other countries, including Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Singapore and New Zealand. Prices will be announced locally in each market, but as a gauge it is available for $229 in the US.
LG’s G Watch has a 1.65-inch (280 x 280 pixels) display, 4GB storage and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 processor on board. It measures 37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95mm and weighs 63 grams.
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