From telling time to tracking activities to making phone calls to anything a smartwatch has to offer, the LG118 can do everything on its own – you don’t even need a smartphone. And it costs just $34.99, with free worldwide shipping.
So, technically, it can do everything an Android Wear or Apple Watch can do, and even more, and costs just a fraction of their price. As far as the design is concerned, it looks pretty similar to the Samsung Gear 2, with a slightly smaller 1.54-inch touch screen display but considerably lower pixel density of 240×240 as compared to 1.6 inch display and 320×320 ppi. Also, it has a humble 0.3MP camera as compared to the Gear 2’s 2MP camera.
The gadget is available in five different colors, with stainless steel housing inside a decent rubber band. It packs a decent 550mAH battery – but we’re not sure how long it will last. The LG118 supports several languages, including English, French, Spanish, French, Russian, Dutch and Italian.
Basically, you get what you pay for. The features are abundant, but they might not feel as great as the ones found in high-end smartwatches. However, considering the never ending list of features such as, sleep monitoring, pedometer, sedentary reminder, anti-lost / finding phone, remote control phone camera, sound recorder, alarm, calendar, calculator, it surely is a great entry-level wrist-gizmo for those who don’t want to risk big bucks in a new technology.
The watchphone is available on Gearbest, where the original price is mentioned as $92.33, but you can get it for a little over 30 bucks. Oh and we noticed a massive goof on the page: the LG118 isn’t compatible with iPhones, but there is a picture of it being used as remote camera for the iPhone 6.