Leaks have been flying this past week faster than almost any time in recent memory. We probably have IFA 2015 to thank for that and today we’re talking about the upcoming smartwatch from LG. LG has had several very popular smartwatches since Android Wear was released including the G Watch, the first Android Wear smartwatch, The G Watch R, The Urbane and the truly ridiculous Urbane Luxe which will run you over a grand.
Today we’re talking about an unnamed new smartwatch that looks to be announced later in September. AndroidPolice has received information from two sources divulging the details on the latest smartwatch from the South Korean tech giant. According to their sources, AP claims that we’ll be seeing another circular screen but we don’t know how it relates in dimension to the G Watch R and Urbane.
Additionally it seems we’ll be seeing two buttons appear on either side of the crown. There’s no telling what these buttons will do as of now but LG must have something up their sleeve to differentiate it from the likes of the Moto 360. The body shown off to AP appears to be a brushed and polished metallic materials. There will be a substantial metal bezel around the screen but the watch should be more angular and sharp, making it appear more futuristic and sporty.
The strap doesn’t appear to have changed styles from the Urbane or G Watch R. It will be featuring a clasp and hole system we normally see and feature silicone or rubber material. No other details have been let loose on color, other types of bands, or other body styles.
Personally, these reports excite me. The Moto 360 was the first Android Wear watch that didn’t feel like a toy or a beta version of a real device. Android Wear has been evolving and adding functionality and looks like it’s finally maturing from a hobbyists project into a full fledged consumer product.