Feeds
65%
LG GD910

LG GD910 Watch Phone

Worth the wrist?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

There is a calendar, which will sync with Outlook, and while it does make a fair stab at rendering information to the screen, if you are really into being organised, you’d be better off with a proper smartphone with a larger screen that is easier to view and use. Yes, you can add appointments and notes, but it is all a bit of a fiddle. Other features include a to-do list manager, memo function, multiple alarms, voice recorder, calculator, unit converter and stopwatch.

LG GD910

Arms race: first of its kind, but quite chunky for wristwear

Battery life proved to be surprisingly good. The GD910 made it through a weekend without needing a recharge. Still, if you do want to make a lot of use of the HSDPA and Bluetooth, which you will need to do if you want to make voice calls, video calls or listen to music in private, then daily charging is advisable.

Verdict

In the end we remain unconvinced by the LG GD910. Its fundamental purpose, making calls, is flawed. You can only make a private call with a Bluetooth headset, which means you either need to have that clamped to your ear the whole time or swiftly get it in place for incoming and outgoing calls. That adds a step to the simple task of getting in touch, and it sucks. Still, geeky types probably won’t mind that and, on the plus side, the capacitive touchscreen is very responsive, the build is very good, and a mono Bluetooth headset is thrown in. Pity it wasn’t stereo though. ®

More Phone Reviews...


Samsung
S8000 Jet

BlackBerry
Curve 8520

HTC
Hero

LG
GD900 Crystal

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

65%
LG GD910

LG GD910 Watch Phone

Short on features and small of screen, it isn't designed to rival smartphones, but the task of making calls should be simpler.
Price: £500 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit
USB-serial imitators whacked by driver update
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
FTDI yanks chip-bricking driver from Windows Update, vows to fight on
Next driver to battle fake chips with 'non-invasive' methods
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.