And based on what we're seeing in this prototype, LG looks set to implement more standalone app functionality in its webOS wearables. Pressing the center button brings up a list of apps, with icons styled after LG's smartphone UI. There's a dialer, messages app, music, calendar, email and "LG Health W."
On top of that there's an Audi app that allows you to control various parts of a paired vehicle, including unlocking over NFC. Other apps from LG's stable include Voice Memo, Q Voice and Remote Shutter and Find My Phone; there are also some Korean carrier apps bundled on the device. The presence of a "Sounds" settings menu also suggests it might have a loudspeaker, unlike current Android Wear watches. So while there's clearly smartphone connectivity involved, LG's wearable implementation of webOS can function as a standalone cellular device as well.
LG and Audi create stunning webOS-based smartwatch
Posted on Thursday, Jan 08 2015 @ 18:42 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
According to Android Central, the most desirable wearable device shown off at CES 2015 is the smartwatch co-designed by LG and car maker Audi. The watch still has no official name and surprisingly it isn't running Android Wear but a version of LG's Open webOS. The device is made from stainless steel and sapphire crystal, has a leather strap and is water resistant. Pricing and availability is unknown.