There were a few smartwatches on display at CES 2015 this week, but it turns out that the most interesting one was hidden away on the wrists of some Audi executives.
It’s been discovered that some Audi execs are at CES with LG-made smartwatches that resemble the LG G Watch R, but instead of Android Wear, they’re running Open webOS. Yep, there are folks in Las Vegas right now with webOS smartwatches.
These webOS smartwatches feature a carousel of rounded app icons that you can scroll through, complete with apps for the clock, messaging, phone calls, an Audi app for unlocking a car, and more. The Settings app shows that the wearable is connected to T-Mobile’s HSPA network, suggesting that the device can work without being connected to a smartphone.
When it comes to the hardware, this LG webOS smartwatch carries the model number LG-W120L and is powered by a Snapdragon 400 processor. It’s made of stainless steel and sapphire crystal, and it’s got a button up top that shows your signal strength, battery percentage, and more.
Even though we’re only getting treated to a very limited preview of this LG webOS smartwatch in action, what we are shown is pretty impressive. The software looks great, appears to run well, and even offers built-in cellular connectivity, which is a feature that most other smartwatches that are available today can’t boast. The only downside? We may have to wait quite a while before we’re able to strap these things on our own wrists.