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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  • davidhn112 - Friday, July 25, 2014 - link

  • Tifosi248F1 - Friday, July 25, 2014 - link

    I have to agree with a lot of the comments I'm seeing and say healthcare and fitness jump out as two industries that could benefit most from wearables. Monitoring heart rate, providing a timer for things that need done at set intervals like shots or pills, and so on. A wearable is something you'd likely have on at all times.

    It could also be very useful to a small business or something where employees might be spread thin. Think getting notifications or having stream video to know when a customer comes in your shop if you don't have line of sight to the main floor.

    It would also have applications in security, possibly large retail locations. Being able to tie your existing security to a wearable to aid in thwarting shoplifters and other types of theft.

    The possibilities really are endless.
  • funkdat81 - Friday, July 25, 2014 - link

    I've always wanted one!
  • Deadeye37 - Friday, July 25, 2014 - link

    Currently, wearables is doing very well for the fitness segment. This will keep continuing because people that are into fitness really want to know as much stats as possible in realtime (distance, heart rate, location, steps, speed, etc). This is especially true right now because it seems like the nation as a whole is becoming much more health conscious.

    Aside from the health segmet, I see the business segment and the young college student segment taking off. Being able to quickly see emails & texts without having to pull out your phone will appeal to the busy business person. The same would be said for the college student. Also, if what you're wearing is cool & trendy, the college student would definitely save money for that wearable.
  • TheBigBadGRIM - Friday, July 25, 2014 - link

    Nice watch! I'd like that for running.
  • Samus - Friday, July 25, 2014 - link

    I'd have to use the money I save not purchasing this to buy an Android phone ;)
  • gogat0r - Friday, July 25, 2014 - link

    Fitness, more specifically: mountaineering. Would love to have a watch to display route information, altitude, heart rate, hydration, sunrise/sunset, etc!
  • tech.kyle - Friday, July 25, 2014 - link

    Probably the biggest thing I'd want my wearable to do is reduce the number of times I take my phone out of my pocket. The two biggest reasons why I do that are to check the time (obvious wearable function) and to see what notifications are. Being able to read a message while I'm driving would be a huge bonus. Driving becomes difficult when trying to wrestle my phone out of my pocket, unlock it, and swipe down just to see whether or not I can ignore a notification until I'm done driving.
    It's often mentioned that people want their phones to completely stay in their pocket and for everything to interface with their smartwatch. I think this is unrealistic. It needs to merely be an auxiliary display, similar to the Google Glass concept or Logitech's keyboard LCDs. When my phone is navigating somewhere, give me a compass. When I'm listening to music, give me the song. When I get a message, show it to me. Give me a physical button to tap in to Google's voice search, giving only voice replies. Save me the trouble of wrestling for my phone just to ask Google what "315 miles divided by 12.853 gallons" comes out to (and stop giving me the result in kilometers per litre when I've already provided units of measurement!).

    Also, something slightly Star Trek Tricorder-like would be nice. Pick up vitals of the wearer, give me temperature, pressure, humidity, etc from hardware sensors. I'm not expecting spectrum analysis of various rocks, but something akin to a mad scientist's swiss army knife. Bonus points if it makes tricorder sounds (although licensing those might be difficult).

    With all that said, I like what smartwatches are right now and where they are going. The current generation looks excellent and I'd love to have one. :)
  • tdktank59 - Friday, July 25, 2014 - link

    Ooo shiney objects!
  • anthonya - Friday, July 25, 2014 - link

    I'd love to have one!

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