LG G Watch Giveawayby Anand Lal Shimpi on July 25, 2014 1:02 PM EST
Last month's Google IO saw the official introduction of Google's Android Wear as well as the first two devices to run the new wearable OS. Among those was LG's G Watch, a Snapdragon 400 (4 x ARM Cortex A7) based Android Wear device with a 1.65" IPS display. As a show of continued support for the Wearables section on AnandTech, ARM is providing two G Watches as giveaways to two lucky AnandTech readers.
To be elligible you need to be a US resident with a US mailing address and leave a comment below. In your comment, ARM would like to know what segments or applications you think wearables would be most successful in. Some examples being communication, enterprise, fashion, healthcare, security, fitness, etc...
Leave your feedback in a comment below and that'll automatically enter you for the giveaway. Good luck!
Entries will be accepted from 1:02 PM ET on 7/25/2014 through 2:00 PM ET on 7/29/2014. We will draw 2 winner(s) who will be selected by 7/31/2014.
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Sb87 - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkCommunication. So we don't have to pull the phone out of our pockets every time we get a notification...
rjkarl - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkNext; thanks,
thepowerofdonuts - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkI think wearable makers need to take fashion more into consideration. Google has started to do it with Glass, but I don't really like any of the watches so far. Moto 360 is ok, but not really that great.
raptoro07 - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkCool. This would make my friends jealous!
brentK - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkPick me! pick me!
NXTwoThou - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkHealthcare. Having non-contact interaction is a must though. Need to be able to swipe over the phone(whole palmn) for it to display and basic finger motion(scroll up/down/left/right with a single finger). Developers can then tie into GPS to know what room they are in and give full access to all patient information at a glance while allowing hands to be completely free. That's the big deal, glanceable info. Software needs to be location sensitive to give top information without any interaction.
Nam Khuong - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkFor the near future, wearable techs can be successful for monitoring health and also provide personal assistance such as calendar or reminder services.
robl - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkHealth/fitness is probably the first market, followed by communications. I'd love to see this evolve to handle speakerphone duties for a dump phone hidden in a pocket or backpack. Displaying texts would be nice, but responding to them could be hard unless voice recognition improves. :)
Oh yeah, please pick me!
cjbrigol - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkHonestly, I think fitness is the biggest sector. I'd love one of these to run with. That said, I hope future AW watches have stand alone functionality with a built in GPS and ability to play music. I'd love to go run with JUST this and still be able to track everything. For now tho, the watch paired with my phone would make things easier.
ssleeper - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkI think a useful but slightly niche application would be in security. It would be a very handy way of providing 2 factor authentication and typically such an app would be useful with only minimal interaction. Hit button receive code.