This is the calm before the storm as far as the wearable are concerned. Although we have had a peek into what the future has in store for us, you could make a case that apart from maybe Pebble, nobody has hit the bull’s eye just yet. Despite wide appreciation, Pebble has its own set of problems and battles it is trying to fight and while 2014 may well be the year of the wearables, it’s true fate now lies in the hands of two products as far as common knowledge goes, an iWatch and a Nexus smartwatch.
While it is next to impossible as to what Apple is doing in the dense labs of Cupertino given next to nothing that has escaped the soundproof walls of theirs, things are slightly more open where Google is concerned. It has been well documented that Google sees wearables as the next big challenge and that they have been working with LG on their first Nexus smart watch. Google also recently announced they plan to bring plenty of developers on board for their wearables.
For LG, who has had great successful spells with Google producing the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, this is a wonderful opportunity to take the next step in the mobile world too. One of the most trusted Twitter account, @Evleaks whose credibility is well established in the circles of Tech reporting sent out a tweet late last evening revealing the specs of the LG Nexus Smartwatch.
More Google (LG) smartwatch specs: 1.65″ IPS LCD @ 280×280, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, processor TBD.
— @evleaks (@evleaks) March 13, 2014
Most interesting thing from the specs is that the device will have a 1.65 inch square screen panel with 280 x 280 resolution. If we compare that dimension to the iPod Shuffle which has a dimension of 1.14 inches square, then you get an idea that the Nexus watch is not going to be a small watch by any means, in fact perhaps heftier than Pebble. Another positive bit of news there is, there has been no mention of camera which can only be a good thing, as you really don’t need a camera on a watch. It is also a common knowledge that the watch will depend heavily on Google Now for contextual info.
There will be 4 GB of internal storage in the watch which is definitely plenty to store just the notifications. With 512 MB RAM, you do feel that the watch will run some sort of a custom designed UI and not your typical Android that you see on a phone or a tablet. Obviously, it is too early to speculate about the watch, but while the size seems a little bigger than an ideal watch, it is a case of ‘does not sound bad at all’ as of now.