Sleek and sophisticated, the LG GD910 put the wearable into tech gear.
The 2009 introduction of LG’s wrist phone was greatly anticipated, coming from a leading electronics company. This was the first touch screen watch phone to ever make it to the market, and it pulled that off with a true sense of style.
How the LG GD910 Limited Edition looks
The wrist phone from LG is manufactured using a metal casing that is waterproof with a curved tempered face made of glass. At 13.9 mm thick you won’t likely forget the watch is there, although it is surprisingly light weight considering its bulk. The touch screen is 1.43 inches and is illuminated with 352 x 288 pixels.
Features of the LG GD910 Limited Edition
There are a number of features on the LG watch phone for users to take advantage of:
- Compatibility with a 7.2 Mbit/s 3G HSDPA. This gives the watch the speed needed for video calling.
- Built in camera. The camera can take stills or video, and is used when making video calls with the LG GD910.
- Bluetooth. The wrist phone is able to sync with a Bluetooth headset, including stereo audio.
- Music player. The LG GD910 supports both mp3 and AAC files, but there is only 80MB of memory so don’t expect to be able to store too much.
- Text to speech. This is ideal for text messaging or looking up contact information on the small screen.
- Language variety. There are over 15 languages pre-loaded onto the wearable tech device including English, Spanish, French and Korean.
- Touch screen. Despite its small size, the touch screen is easy to use, but you will only be able to see one line of text at a time.
- Customisable. You can choose from eight distinct watch faces pre-loaded onto the watch phone.
Making calls with the wrist phone
You are able to make voice or video calls with the LG GD910, and initiating a call is as easy selecting the name from your loaded phonebook or typing in the number. The built in speaker acts like a speaker phone does, and the microphone is sensitive enough to pick up your voice without having to hold the device up to your mouth. You can also use the Bluetooth headset if you don’t want anyone else listening in on your phone calls.
LG GD910 Limited Edition availability
The biggest downside to the LG wrist phone was its price, which is likely why it never took off in other markets. Initially sold only in London at the Orange flagship store, it retailed for over $800 USD. It’s distribution was indeed limited, and you will be likely not find an authentic LG GD910 Limited Edition for sale today.
As one of the premiere wearable tech products, the LG GD910 did deliver what it promised to, using the available technology at that time. They now have upgraded their wearable tech gear and offer consumers three distinct smartwatches that are elegantly designed and packed with advanced features. The LG G Watch is the latest to have been released, and retails for around $300.
Check the specifications and features of a smartwatch or wrist phone carefully before making any decisions on which to buy. Technical gear is still an evolving industry, and upgrades and improvements are being made continually. When you do decide on the right device for you, you want to ensure that you are getting the best value for your money spent.
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