LG's smartwatch for Audi runs WebOS!

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  1. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    By now, many people have seen the LG watch custom made for Audi, that supposedly integrates with their cars and your phone:

    2015_lg_audi_webos1.jpg

    It even looks pretty good on a wrist:

    2015_lg_audi_webos2.jpg

    But AndroidCentral also noticed that it's running WebOS, which LG bought the rights to (and uses in their smart TVs).

    2015_lg_audi_webos3.jpg

    As a WebOS fan, I like this idea a lot!
     
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    I'll be honest, I was surprised. Makes you wonder if LG will do a smartphone with webOS on it...
     
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    If it makes it universal for iOS and android then all good. I won't be buying any wearable this year unless it can sync with more than 1 type of device - I swap devices too many times to be saddled with a device tied to one OS.
     
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    Though I'm really determined to cut down on the device swapping (;)) and thus am a bit more likely to stick with a single platform, I echo your sentiments about desire for a universally compatible smart watch. And IMO, this design is quite beautiful and right in my wheelhouse--this and the Kairos designs are my personal favorites so far.
     
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    Looks a lot better than their previous watches but prefer Android since I already have a workflow established for easily handling voice, SMS, email, etc. across different devices over LTE or WIFI. Noticed it has baseband firmware so it'll be stand-alone like the Gear S.
     
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    I wish they would, but I doubt it will ever happen :(
     
  8. kdarling thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Yes, articles say it has a cell connection.

    I've also read that it's stainless steel, with a sapphire crystal.

    And that it has NFC to unlock your Audi.

    A rumor says that it might get announced at the upcoming MWC in March.
     
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