You don't necessarily have to own the new LG G3 phone in order to properly use the South Korean electronics firm's forthcoming smartwatch.
Of course, while both wearable devices take advantage of low-powered Bluetooth LE brought on by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, neither is compatible with the iPhone.
Theoretically, the Android Wear platform can work with iOS, but Apple's walled-garden approach to locking away features and the recent iMessages snafu may be causing manufacturers to steer clear.
Not following Samsung's lead for once
LG and Samsung often follow each others' lead when it comes to experimenting with everything from curved TVs and phones to internet-connected lightbulbs and washing machines.
However, the two South Korean firms differ when it comes to smartwatch technology. Samsung has made its new line of watches compatible only with its own products.
Samsung is betting on its wearables selling more Samsung devices. LG is just attempting to sell wearables to any and all Android owners, hoping for a few converts to its new flagship LG G3.
Consumers are likely to make a decision based on the LG G Watch price and release date. They weren't announced today, but LG promised to deliver "by July," making June's Google IO 2014 the perfect venue.
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