LG "G Watch" Review and Holiday Products Showcase #LGWatch #AndroidWear

I had a wonderful time at the LG Happy Hour at ink48 hotel penthouse suite. LG had tastefully incorporated several of their products into the penthouse to showcase an 'LG' home and its uses in a more natural setting. Attendees enjoyed cocktails, hors d'oeurves and spectacular views of the city while learning about their products.

LG G Smartwatch Review

Note: I was invited as media to this event and received a gift bag with product samples for review. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Written by Christina Chin, who's hip, fashionable and located in New York City.

LG Holiday Products Preview

Some of the products showcased included the LG Smart TV, LG wireless bluetooth headset, and LG tablets, but I was most interested in the new LG G3 Phone and the LG G Watch. I've been using both for a few weeks now and it's definitely a new experience for me as my current Android phone is outdated and tiny in comparison.

LG G Watch

It took me some time to get familiar with the LG G Watch since I don't wear regularly wear watches. Once I was used to wear it, I actually really like the G watch a lot. While wearing the G Watch, I noticed a considerable dip in the number of times I pull out my phone to check for messages.

LG G Watch Android Wear

I wish it was just a bit more fashionable for dressier looks but it does have a large square screen, which is good for a casual/sporty look. Also the silicone band makes it comfortable to wear and easy to clean.

Now on to the highlights of what it can do!
  • Once you sync it to your Phone, all emails and texts will be 'pushed' to your watch so you can check and reply via voice back in short single messages (no punctuation!). No more having to constantly take out your phone from your handbag everytime you here a email/text notification.
  • It has Fitness app to track your daily steps and tells you when you reached your goal
  • You can Google search anything via voice command which will show top results and then you can open it on your phone
  • Record memos/reminders
  • Notifies you of your Agenda for the day and sends reminders
  • The watch is water resistant so no need to take it off when washing hands, giving your kids a bath, taking a shower or if you somehow accidentally drop it in shallow water (up to 3.3ft)
  • Full battery charges in about 2 hours and lasts about a little over a day
  • G Watch can sync up with most devices with Android 4.3 or later operating systems (sorry iPhone users!)
The LG G Watch is available in Black Titan and White Gold, and is sold through Google Play and national retail for an MSRP of $229.

LG G3 Phone

The LG G3 Phone has numerous capabilities on par or bypassing other current smartphones out the market but there were a few standouts for me:
  • The camera quality is so much better and clearer and one awesome ability is the front facing camera has an 'open palm to fist' motion sensor so no more holding your camera funny or reaching awkwardly to click a selfie! The motion sensor will sense and do a 3-count before snapping the shot. You can also take selfies with ambient lighting the phone provides so no more dark blurry selfies! This is me in a complete dark room using the phone's ambient lighting:
  • Guest Mode: Say your kids want to play on your phone or a friend needs to borrow it and you don't want all your settings accidentally messed up, your kid to dial your boss, or your friend to snoop at your private emails/text. You can lend your phone safely using Guest Mode that keeps selected apps/important files hidden from others.
  • I'm always accidentally turning off my phone or muting my phone when I hold it because of the side buttons but with the G3, there are virtually no buttons on the phone except in the very back for the power button and volume. The G3 uses onscreen keys instead which allows for a larger (5.5") touchscreen which makes it feel like the phone is 'all screen' and no more muting my songs when I'm running! 
The LG G3 Phone can be bought for about $200 with all 4 major carriers, usually with a 2 yr contract.

For more information and specs of each products, visit www.lg.com

Which one of the LG "G Watch" features impressed you?

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