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LG G Watch: Top 3 Business Features

LG G Watch: Top 3 Business Features
The LG G Watch is powered by Android Wear. / Credit: LG

LG G Watch: Top 3 Business Features

The LG G Watch is a wrist-ready device that's packed with productivity-boosting features. It's compatible with a broad range of Android phones, and it's one of the first smartwatches powered by Android Wear, a special version of Google's Android operating system designed specifically for wearable devices. You can't pick up the LG G Watch just yet — the device is slated for a July release. Here are three features that might make it worth waiting for.

Android Wear

The LG G Watch is powered by Android Wear, which introduces new watch-focused functionality. You can link an Android Wear smartwatch to your smartphone via Bluetooth to keep all your notifications just one glance away. And the platform integrates with Google Now, an intelligent personal assistant designed to figure out what you need before you ask for it. The service works by monitoring your activity within the Google ecosystem and pushing relevant news and alerts to you as Google Now detects them. In practice, it can notify you of traffic delays, weather alerts, package deliveries, flight delays and much more.

Broad compatibility

Not every smartwatch is compatible with every smartphone. Samsung's new Gear 2 smartwatch, for example, only syncs with Samsung phones; other users are out of luck. LG hasn't announced which specific devices the G Watch will work with, but the company did say the watch will be compatible with many different Android phones. That makes it a good pick for a wider range of business users.

Replaceable strap

A watch is more than just a computing device; it's also a fashion accessory. So business users want a smartwatch they can take seriously. The LG G Watch sports an understated square face and a plastic strap, but it doesn't have to stay that way. LG says the watch features a replaceable strap, so you can swap it out for something a bit more attractive.

Brett Nuckles

Brett Nuckles has been a working journalist since 2009. He got his start in local newspapers covering community news, local government, education and more before he joined the Business News Daily staff in 2013. He graduated from Ohio University, where he studied Journalism and English. Follow him on Twitter @BrettNuckles.

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