LG's New Smart Watch Is Powered By WebOS

A few outlets have now managed to confirm that LG's new smartwatch is powered by webOS. The watch has been shown off at CES by Audi, where it was used to beckon a car on to the stage.

A closer look, by both Android Central and Verge reveals a fairly rich experience beyond the presence of webOS. Verge points out that the watch is able to connect to cellular data networks, and the correspondingly there are built-in dialler and messaging apps. There are also the expected pieces of music, calendar, email, and a health-oriented software, too.

And... and... it's nice, by all accounts. Verge says that this is "webOS with a level of maturity and polish that betrays the fact LG has been working on the UI for quite a while. The animations are smooth and fast and the look is tailored to fit a round watch face." The overall message: this watch is a pleasure to use.

So far, there's little else to go -- and certainly no estimated availability date or price. With any luck, we won't have to wait too long. [Android Central, Verge]

WATCH MORE: Tech News

Trending Stories Right Now