LG Watch Phone GD910 walk-through
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LG Watch Phone GD910 walk-through

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[ Music ] ^M00:00:05 [ Background sounds ] >>Jason Jenkins: Jason Jenkins here from CNET UK and I'm here to look at the LG Watch Phone, who the Orange offices. Orange is the exclusive seller of the Watch Phone, selling at one store on Bond Street for 500 pounds. It'll mostly be available online in limited quantities sometime this September. [ Background music ] >> So here's our walk through of the device. There are just 3 buttons on the whole of the phone which you tend to use for things like bringing up contextual menus. You use the touch screen for everything else, swiping your finger as you'd expect. We found the interface a bit fiddly to use initially with a few icons that didn't make much sense but it's such a simple phone you should get the hang of it pretty quickly. Something else you might notice well it's kind of big especially on my namby pamby wrists, 1.4 cm thick to be precise. Now there are 2 ways to make phone calls the first is with the tried and trusted method of shouting loudly at the phone, select the contact you want to ring for the menu or dial the number with the on screen keypad and you'll be connected and it works just like a speaker phone and you don't need to bring the watch to your mouth to be heard unless you're trying to be Dick Tracy. The second way is by using the included LG Bluetooth headset which is more private but let's face it this is never a good look. Next up is video calls. LG is pushing this as a 3G phone but forget any notions about a web browser or exchange support. The 3G is simply for video calling, remember that? Assume you can find anyone with a video call capable phone it works rather well, using a tiny camera at the top right of the watch. A little widow at the bottom of the screen shows you what the person you are dialing sees in your end with their face in the larger window. And now we're into the more serious stuff like calendar and memos. To enter any of these applications you swipe your finger to the initial screen and then hold down to select. In memos as elsewhere the watch uses a standard T9 predictive text to help you type quickly and it works well. Creating calendar appointments is fiddly although doable with practice and we're told that you can synch all of this with your PC. Music wise the phone plays MP3 and AAC files through the speaker, although there's no headphone jack to plug your favorite pair into and you can also use the camera to take pictures from your wrist. Oh and let's not forget this is a watch as well so you have a range in analog and digital clocks to chose from. To charge it up you slip it onto a dock that connects to a USB port or straight into the mains and LG provides a break out cable so you can charge the Bluetooth headset at the same time. Finally if you want to change the SIM card you need to use the special key provided to unscrew the back, pop it out and then screw it back on, although you can't replace the battery. [ Background sound ] >> So that was the LG Watch Phone, simple but it does what it aims to do, whether it's worth 500 pounds, well that's up to you. What do you think I look like with one on?

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