Soon after Google introduced their smartwatch-friendly Android Wear platform, both LG and Motorola announced their intentions to launch new smartwatches based on the new operating system.
According to Lesnumeriques the French branch of LG spilled the beans on the LG G Watch release date and price. According to the aforementioned source the Android Wear-powered smartwatch will be released in June at a price of €199.
If the rumored LG G Watch release date turns out to be true, then the LG smartwatch will be released in time for Google I/O. We’ve heard some rumors saying that the G Watch might be released soon after Google’s annual conference, but this is the first time we hear it from an LG official. If so, Google might be gifting the new watch to the I/O attendees. Of course, the Moto 360 might as well be gifted away at the conference, but this remains to be seen.
Recent teasers of the G Watch have suggested that the first Android Wear-powered smartwatch developed by LG will arrive with an energy-efficient always-on display, changeable straps, and a square display. Rumor has it that the LG G Watch will also sport a 1.6-inch screen with either 280×280 or 220×176 resolutions.
Anyway, the LG G Watch price of €199 translates to $275 which roughly matches the prices rumored for the LG smartwatch before the LG France leak. It was previously speculated that the new wearable will arrive at around £180 or $300.