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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kidbear75 - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkQuite interested in how Google Wear works.
pigswig - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkpick me
unrulycow - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkThe obvious uses are in communication and fitness
kgh00007 - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkWhy not Canada eh?
coachingjoy - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkBest bets:
Communication, navigation, Scheduling utility, Time piece resp.
Bamboozle - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkI am definitely intrigued by all the new smart watches. Seems like this generation is now to the point of being quite useful.
hot-soup - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkThe only segment I believe it will be useful for is for fitness/health. I do not think the utility of a smartwatch will be fully realized until you can stuff the guts of a modern smartphone into the form factor of a watch, a-la Dick Tracy.
RacerX17237 - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkWith every new technology there is going to be an adoption period. We saw that adoption period starting with computers, then came cellular phones (dumb phones), then smartphones, and now the adoption period is coming to wearable’s. The computer gave us internet access at our homes and work, the dumb phones made it possible for people to get a hold of us when we were not at home or work. The smartphones gave people the ability to conduct work from virtually anywhere with a data connection and sometimes even without a data connection. With the development of wearable technology starting to be adopted more and more these cellular phone accessories will stand to be adopted more easily and used by the masses. The community is at its infancy when it comes to wearables; no one knows what the future holds. What manufactures are starting to do is see where they can expand their market share and the hot topic is wearables. I foresee, in the future having a wearable would be just as common as having a computer or a cellular phone. The idea of being able to give a quick glance at your wrist and know what direction is next in your navigation, how long of time it is until you’re seated for dinner and even which alarm was set off in your home security system is something that saves time and makes life easier. The hardest part with developing new technology is finding people that are capable of developing these expanding technologies. There is also the reality that wearables are not for everyone; however that does not mean that the development and time should not be spent to make good and reliable applications.
Boltar - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkWould not buy one, but am ok with winning one :-)
diavetinh - Friday, July 25, 2014 - linkAbsolutely useful wearable NOW!