LG G Watch made available for $99 in US, £79 in UK Black Friday deals
The new appears to be all about Black Friday today as so many tech gadgets are being sold at their lowest ever prices. Here on Tech Assimilate we are particularly interested in wearables, and some new products that only launched in recent months are now available at incredible prices.
The LG G Watch deal on the Google Play Store has caught our eye as an outstanding bargain. This smartwatch was launched only this autumn after a teaser reveal in early summer. It is a square faced first generation Android Wear device with the following specifications:
- Application processor: Qualcomm APQ8026
- Display: IPS 1.65-inches, 280 x 280 pixels
- Memory: 512MB RAM (listed as 4 gigabits ‘Gb’) and 4GB of storage
- Battery: 400mAh, 36hr standby, 2hr charging time
- Weight: 61g
- Connectivity: 5-pin microUSB 2.0 port, Bluetooth 4 LE
- OS: Android Wear
- Languages: English, Espanol, French, Korean, Chinese
- Colours: Black Titan or White Gold
To make use of this Android Wear smartwatch users should have an accompanying Android 4.3 or newer device. The US$99 and UK£79 offer will end on 1st December or when stocks run out. I have noticed that in the US buyers get $49 Play Store credit with their smartwatch purchase which you could say takes the effective G Watch pricing down to $50.
Looking at the deal from a negative point of view to finish off – this smartwatch has already been superseded by newer and more capable devices, even from LG itself. The design is rather unimaginative for something that is ‘wrist jewellery’. However this smartwatch is, as I write, currently ‘out of stock’ in the UK and ‘out of inventory’ in the US. We are told to “check back soon”… Another Black Friday deal gone!