LG may launch new fitness-centric smartwatch

LG may launch new fitness-centric smartwatch
LG may launch new fitness-centric smartwatch
LG smartwatch spotted at FCC with 1.77-inch display aimed at athletes.

LG carries a handful of smartwatches including the G Watch, G Watch R, and Watch Urbane. The South Korean manufacturer even has a fitness band called the LifeBand Touch FB84. Now, LG is expected to expand its portfolio with a sports-centric smartwatch.

The reason for the assumption is that a new LG smartwatch has been spotted at the FCC with the model name LG-VC110. Pictures of the device show a fairly clunky watch, which suggests that it may be intended for fitness and sports instead of being a standard Android smartwatch. The chassis appears to be a combination of rubber and plastic.

Documents also reveal a 1.77-inch display and a micro-USB port. The watch will carry a cellular modem and may not even run on Android Wear. There is always a chance for an official reveal at IFA this September, so we'll keep our eyes out.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-08-22 (Update: 2015-08-22)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.