With Samsung launching their Gear S standalone smart watch, other competitors could be ready to join the fray. An LG smart watch has recently passed FCC certification, and details on the filing suggest it could be a 3G-equipped smart watch — that is, it won’t require tethering to a smartphone in order to receive data.
The filing doesn’t tell us much, though the device’s model number suggests it could make its way to Verizon or Sprint in a CDMA variant. There may be a GSM variant on the loose as well, but this particular filing doesn’t mention any such thing.
From what we can tell from the sketching of this thing, the device will don a rectangular shape, though it will still maintain some curves around its corners. The dimensions say it should be smaller than the original Samsung Gear Live was, so we expect a decreased amount of bezel to make for a much more stylish-looking watch.
Beyond all that, though, there’s nothing else we know about the thing — we’re not even sure if it runs Android Wear. I suppose we’ll have to wait for further evidence or official information from LG before we learn more about their next plans in the smart watch space. In the meantime, we’re still waiting on the opportunity to get our hands on the LG G Watch R — let’s hope that chance comes along soon.
[via G for Games]