LG G Watch

Ah, the extremely rare Star Trek/Knight Rider/Inspector Gadget trifecta. Well played, LG. Well played.

Your move, Motorola.

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Jacques says:

Wait, didn't the first Samsung Gear used the same pop culture clips in their commercial already?

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blackbyrd says:

That's what I was thinking. Maybe not the exact same references, but definitely the same concept.

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ErnstMach says:

Pretty sure Samsung used the exact same scene for the star trek one lol

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bbalak says:

Yep, these and others. I specifically remember Dick Tracy.

brendilon says:

Yup. And WTF is up with the Engrish in the text?

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crxssi says:

LOL! Yep

icvos says:

Means it's headed to Sprint's Framily plan

TheNexusMan says:

It WAS the exact same references. Along with others. LG apes Samsung yet AGAIN.

eahinrichsen says:

Yes, and the Gear commercial included a nod to Predator. Edge: Samsung.

brendilon says:

Have you seen the Gear? There's no edge to Samsung.

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Yeah, because this Sony clone will fare so much better than the actual Sony watch which noone buys... Especially when they're advertising it with a Samsung commercial.... =)

It's obvious every manufacturer will use it, it's brilliant, and Samsung doesn't own that footage, hell I'd use it if I came out with a smart watch. Samsung came out with a shit watch anyways.

Ravynmagi says:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQwutaXW3t4

I'm giving the lead to Samsung. Their marketing is boosted by the fact you can actually buy it.

That was a really good commercial, actually. I'm editing your post to embed it. :)

Tomer E says:

But its still limited to Samsung only devices :(

ChrisFricke says:

Which is still what... 100 million potential buyers (considering only those with compatible phones)? Maybe more? There's a lot of potential buyers out there - though it is a shame that HTC, Motorola, etc are as outside to the Samsung ecosystem as Apple.

Evilnut says:

Here's my issue, even if LG's smartwatch is awesome, I want a round one. So Motorola already is ahead for me no matter what LG does. But this is a great ad picture!

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jayjay234 says:

There is a reason for manufacturers choose rectangular watch than round ones. Just imagine scrolling texts on round watch... lol

Zig261 says:

Motorola obviously didn't think carefully past the round design. All they care about is style and forgot the function part. Lol.

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Muzta says:

That depends entirely on what you want your watch to do. If you want it to serve primarily as a notification window + voice activated the it will work great

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Evilnut says:

Yes, this.

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Scotty Olsen says:

I don't think they had to think of function as Google did that for them; they provide native support for both round and square faces. And when it comes to watches, it's a very blurred line between which is more important between form and function. A lot of people care more that the watch looks good than the functionality being as good, and there's plenty of people that feel the opposite.

Impulses says:

It's not just form vs function either, a round watch is typically more comfortable to wear too, specially if we're looking at fairly large watch faces. I guess ergonomics fall under functionality but they're often underestimated.

lafountain says:

Because with the abundant amount of information on the Motorola 360 we know all about the functions.

How about we wait until we see what the actual release model can do before we say that the round face doesn't work.

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@zig261 Yeah I'm sure they shit it out their ass, are you really that naive and stupid? Good God.

tdizzel says:

IKR, I remember that one round watch where reading texts really sucked...either that or lets wait and see how it actually looks before we decide it won't work.

Nevermind, this is AC, home of making judgements about a product that nobody has ever laid eyes on.

brendilon says:

Uhm, we've seen the Moto watch.

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Deke218 says:

I beg to differ. We've seen a mock up of the watch but nothing that can review by the general public.

Mac58 says:

I take it you didnt see the hangout with moto 360's lead designer, because we saw a real live version there, though I do agree, we had nothing to actually 'review'

Evilnut says:

Android Wear is set up to support round watch faces. I'm sure it will do just fine. After seeing the Moto X, the Moto G, and the Moto E, I have lots of faith in Motorola. I have a MotoX.

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abbott says:

Actually a 2" square display only has an area of 2 square inches while a 2" round display has an area of 3.14 square inches, so going round gives you more than 50% more screen while maintaining the same diagonal dimension, not to mention that the Moto watch has less bezel. Plus round displays draw your eye to the center for easier glancing. That said my mind is not made up either, the G Watch would match my Nexus better so I dunno yet

Hiberny says:

A 2" square has 4 square inches of area (2x2=4). 4 > 3.14. Just hold a 2" circle over a 2" square and you can still see the square.

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He's describing 2 inches diagonally, you're describing 2 inches each side - you're both right really...

Hiberny says:

Ah, I see. It makes you wonder how each manufacturer will justify the shape in marketing.

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abbott says:

Umm did you pass geometry? Screens are measured diagonally, not by width, remember a²+b²=c²? You are picturing a mighty big square my friend, a 2" square display is only 1.4 inches wide

Hiberny says:

Wow, I'm not sure why you feel the need to be rude. My math was sound. I did use the Pythagorean theorem. However, LCD screens and how they are measured are not a part of any geometry curriculum. Your post mentioned a 2" square, so I took that to mean a 2" square. Mea culpa for misunderstanding you, but don't be an ass about it.

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abbott says:

"...so going round gives you more than 50% more screen while maintaining the same DIAGONAL dimension..."

Hiberny says:

And I said "I" misunderstood. That doesn't give you a license to be rude or smug.

Wollombi says:

In his defense, your original post did come off as a little confusing. You said a 2" square display, meaning a square display that is 2" on the diagonal, but it could easily be read as a 2x2 display (a 2" squared display) and thereby misunderstood. No need to get snippy about it. If you're going to hammer him on his Geometry, you also have to hammer yourself on your English and written communication.

anthonok says:

Ahh the good ol' LG copying Samsung act has moved into the smart watch marketing.

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Zig261 says:

At least LG's UI looks more akin to Stock Android than Shitsung.

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NoNexus says:

your joking right? At best they are equal

You comment all the time and your stupidity makes me want to sucker Punch your fat mother for raising an idiot like you, god damnit you're such a giraffe boner.

kelayz says:

Why you heff to b mad?

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droidhead_1 says:

Zing.

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+1

Nathan Bael says:

It has always worked for Samsung, so why not for LG? If you can't beat them, copy.

Scotty Olsen says:

Deke218 says:

You mean LG is doing the shameless ripping off, right?

ErnstMach says:

Does LG have proofreaders? Or do they just let Google Translate spit out their marketing material?
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Referring to the picture? That was Google Translate.

ErnstMach says:

Sooo I think you mean that it was originally Korean and you guys GT'd it? If so, thanks!

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Correct. My Korean is a little rusty. :p

ysbg says:

It seems that you can get better results if you Google translate from Korean to Japanese first and then from Japanese to English.

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paul-c says:

I like that Penny reference.

I'm actually considering buying the LG G Watch. It appears to be coming out sooner than the Moto 360 and will most likely be cheaper.

Kiamat says:

Am I the only one who read the text on the ad? Because I feel like we should be taking about this. And by "talking" I mean "ridiculing". And by "ridiculing" I mean creating some memes.

DeerSteak says:

Yes! That's what I came down here to the comments to talk about. What the hell does that actually say?

tdizzel says:

I'd rather ridicule you. If you could actually read Korean, then the page wouldn't have needed to be translated and would have made perfect sense, but you're just not that bright.
How about going and getting yourself educated.

jtc276 says:

"If you could actually read Korean..."

You're saying this like it's a common second language to learn.

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tdizzel says:

um, yeah

jtc276 says:

tdizzel says:

Riiiiiight!! Nothing like posting a 6 year old article to prove...ummm...what exaclty are you trying to prove by posting a 6 year old article?

jtc276 says:

Are you really going to make me post more recent articles just to back up a factless claim you attempted to use to make someone look stupid when really it had the reverse effect?

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ryanmtech says:

I really hope you guys look back at this one day and say to yourself "wow.. we really had that argument"

Wollombi says:

+1 LOL

DeerSteak says:

lol you got 'im worked up.

My second language is Spanish, which is more common in my area. I won't ridicule people trying to speak on the fly, but if you're going to take the time to translate something, you should do it right. I think Google Translate might have done a better job.

BB_Bmore says:

I was leaning towards the moto 360 but seeing how LG's comes with a kit car I'm definitely definitely going with the LG!

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You're awesome

Wollombi says:

K.I.T.T.

flychinook says:

Please tell me the ad copy was put through Google Translate or something, and that it didn't actually print like that.

"I write with a smartphone-like" he said.

tdizzel says:

this is a google translated page. The original ad said something like:
우리 생활 속에 깊이 파고든 스마트폰에 이어 이제는 스마트워치가 점차 사람들의 관심을 끌고 있습니다. “스마트폰과 함께 쓰면 좋아요~”라면서요. 손목에 착용하는 스마트워치는 이미 영화나 만화에서도 오래 전부터 등장해 온 아이템이기 때문에 그 개념이 낯설지는 않습니다.

jayjay234 says:

I'm a korean and this makes perfect sense. That means what you see on the ad is english translated from korean ad. 100%.

lightyear420 says:

thanks...I got a far better translation here:

Following the smartphone that has entered deeply into our lives, and now, smart watch has attracted people's attention gradually. It is said that "... I should I use with the smartphone." Smart watch that is worn on the wrist, because it is the item that has appeared for a long time in the comics and movies already, the concept is not unfamiliar.
(Korean -> Japanese -> English)

deuceja says:

Either poorly written or I just don't get it

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tdizzel says:

If LG's watch can get my car to me with turbo boost, or get me out of this Genesis cave then I'll get one. Otherwise, its not really my style.

eahinrichsen says:

The number of people who assumed that the ad text was originally written in broken English without considering that maybe, just maybe it was an automatic translation from Korean is embarrassing.

ErnstMach says:

I have seen much worse broken English on completely serious ads and signs. In fact, there are entire websites devoted to documenting that sort of thing. So excuuuse me for considering that possibility

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brendilon says:

Bingo.
And if you're going to translate something, do it well, or don't do it at all. And above all, tell folks its translated.

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figueroaw says:

This to the 3rd power!

... and for all those who can read the other language:

3 힘이

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jtc276 says:

Yeah...still buying the Moto 360 solely because it's the first smartwatch to actually look like a watch. And being made by one of the best Android manufacturers around is another bonus.

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It's not the first, but it's the best implementation

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jtc276 says:

I, personally, have yet to see one that looks like a watch in the way that the Moto 360 does. Some sort of look like watches, but you could easily mistake the 360 for a real watch if you weren't looking at it closely. That's what I've been waiting for.

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Clak says:

I'll have to get that power rangers ring tone when/if I get a smartwatch...lol

Jonneh says:

Me too Clak!

brendilon says:

Here's the thing. With all the marketing Samsung has dine, with everything LG is trying to do... People are still more interested in the Moto. LG has a lot of marketing tondo to approach the hype that Motorola has hit with no marketing.

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ryanmtech says:

You are somewhat right... It does have a ton of hype... but really only with the Techosphere, guys like us.

The average consumer has barely heard about smartwatches at all, and if they have its only the Samsung Galaxy Gear.
So LG has a lot of room to move in and grab all those consumers who do not own a Samsung device... because all they know is "i could get a smartwatch if i had a samsung, oh wait LG is making one that works for my current phone? ill get that instead."

mfpmax says:

I'll get you Gadget!!!

D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

This or Moto 360?

Damn you, Moto! Your watch is too pretty to resist!

Mac58 says:

Cant we all just get along? lol. If you like round face watches get one of those, if you like square face get one of those. No need to push your opinion on why one is better before even trying anything! Choice is good. What you choose is best for you, may not be best for me. Geez...

itr themes says:

Am I the only one turned off by how tall the 360 is? Sure it's round, and pretty when looking at it from the top, but I think the side profile is quite ridiculous looking, especially for people with smallish arms like me.

brendilon says:

Bad news. The other smart watches are no different.

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Techngro says:

What the hell is going on with the English in that ad? Doesn't anyone over there speak American?

illdini says:

How about a poll for the best fictional (smart/radio)watch?
-Dick Tracy
-Inspector Gadget
-Knight Rider
-Star Trek
-Power Rangers
-James Bond
...and probably a bunch more that I missed/forgot

**** TO BAD THIS WILL PROBABLY BE TO EXPENSIVE FOR THE MASSES****

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TheNexusMan says:

Um....Not that rare...Better played when Samsung presented the exact same examples many months ago.