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It's looking increasingly like this is the time of the smartwatch in the mobile industry. After recent rumors have sprung up suggesting that Apple, Google and Samsung are all hard at work on their own smartwatch products, a new report claims that LG is also prepping a piece of wristwear. A source speaking to The Korea Times says that a smartwatch is "one major part of many currently non-commercialized products under development" at LG. The tipster wouldn't say whether LG's watch will be powered by Android or Firefox OS, but both are said to be possibilities. In addition to a smartwatch, LG is reportedly prepping its own "innovative smart product" that's described as being similar to Google's Glass headwear.

Considering that several of the other major players in the wireless industry are already rumored to be prepping smartwatch products, it's not much of a surprise to hear that LG is planning to throw its hat watch into the ring as well. While the source of today's doesn't specify whether LG's smartwatch will run Android or Firefox, the former seems like the more probably option considering how LG long it's been since the Life's Good crew last released a product that wasn't powered by Google's green robot. What will be interesting is seeing how the watches from Apple, Google, LG and Samsung all differ, especially when if the last three all end up running some version of Android. Which features would a smartwatch need to include to convince you to open your wallet?

Via The Verge, The Korea Times

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"Would you rather wear a smartwatch on your wrist or a Google Glass-like device on your head?"

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Curtis Owens
Curtis Owens woulnt need both if you have google glass
Julian Scott
Julian Scott Watch
Andrew Bissel
Andrew Bissel How about both?
Ilija Jovanovic
Ilija Jovanovic smartwatch
BG Michael
BG Michael love LG!
Carl Dale
Carl Dale Head :)
Zabian Hankerson
Zabian Hankerson Google Glass, that some Jetson shyt
Tito Cruz
Tito Cruz Google Glass. . Watch is cool too. But those have been around. I really want some high tech glasses.
Jannis Anderson
Jannis Anderson Glass...
Tony Abiama
Tony Abiama Watch if I had to choose
Anthony Andrade
Anthony Andrade Neither but if I got to choose the watch
Javier Delgado
Javier Delgado glass ..
Hooney Heoh
Hooney Heoh Glass!
Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart Glass
Charlie Ebner
Charlie Ebner Neither.
Teron Facey
Teron Facey My Timex Ironman Triathlon watch still is kicking and I had it since I was 21.
James Norwood
James Norwood Are you trying to give the machines an earlier start on the extermination of humanity?
Edward Gonse
Edward Gonse Smart watch. It's ridiculous enough that people walk around with Bluetooth earpieces on their head.
Dee Ross
Dee Ross Neither. Cue the people crashing their cars trying to read their watch or watch a video on a HUD display.
Anthony Charles Boyd
Anthony Charles Boyd ill take the glasses
Bryon Barnes
Bryon Barnes I dont see the point of a smart watch at all. Glass seems like an interesting setup if used properly and paired with augmented reality features... so you get a text your pocket vibrates and your watch beeps you look at your watch, one new message, you take out your phone and reply. Same scenario, your pocket vibrates, a hud on your glasses notifies you, displays the message, and has the ability to respond (from the headset hands free) with text, picture, video, or when applicable a live video chat. And thats just the messaging, with the browsing and nav, social media compatibility, and a whole host of other applications possible,I think Glass is innovation at its finest. Smart watches may be cool for their own reasons ( I personally dont believe so) but to compare them to glass isn't fair even if both are paired to a device doing most of the legwork they are very different categories of devices.
Pranjal Desai
Pranjal Desai Both the possibilities are endless
Rich Field
Rich Field Neither I'll stick with my phone. My watch has a digital compass is solar powered and tells the date and time that's all I want from it.
K.j. Littlejohn
K.j. Littlejohn the glasses I could get some nice ass snapshots through out the day
Jesse Huertas
Jesse Huertas I like both, but at the moment, I think I prefer a nice sophisticated smart watch. I also would love if classic watch designers partner up with these companies. There is no reason why a designer like Citizen and Movado among others team up with Google/Samsung/LG or whomever to design these watches. Add in some swiss watches and other contemporary designers to create a sophisticated device. Timex can get in as well, designing lower end, but durable "every day" type of devices.
Ken Reil
Ken Reil Neither
Zach Chapman
Zach Chapman Neither but if I had to choose... the watch.
Guillermo De León
Guillermo De León Neither
Ben Pangilinan Ditzoso
Ben Pangilinan Ditzoso always thought that sony was the one of the first to release smart watches
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis Smart watch.. Google can keep the nerd glasses
Omar Falk
Omar Falk This is getting ridiculous.
Elijah Ford
Elijah Ford Smart watch

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