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.
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.
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. ®
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LG GD910 Watch Phone
@Mike Richards, undoubtedly others
Take a look at the brickwork on the floor. It looks to me like the bike's up against a curved bit of wall.
And is the talking-clock mode sponsored by accu-wrist?
I'm a right handed lefty?
@Sandtreader: Well call me a weirdo*. I've always worn my watch on the right wrist and used the left to operate - ever since my first red led digital watch - a fact more irrelevant than this post.
I've never noticed a watch wearers handedness.
There's a project for a Tuesday.
*you're a weirdo
(in context I'm right handed, except for card manipulations which seem to be universally destined for the weakest hand)
Bob61: Left handers usually wear watches on our *right* wrist, so we can use our (functional) left hand to press buttons, which even with contortions is better than using our (disfunctional) right hand at all. That's assuming you could even get the thing on using your right hand to do up the strap - try your watch on your right wrist to see the effect!
But actually, I was thinking it looked remarkably leftie-usable - you'd just have to press the call buttons with your left thumb instead of your right index finger, just like any other stopwatch etc.
But the inability to make calls without a headset is a killer for me. Maybe it should have the mic and a small speaker on the buckle, so you could put it to your ear like Spooks...
Dick Tracy Lives
Dick Tracy is alive and well and living in Korea, apparently.
As a leftie who is pratically disabled when I try and use my right hand, I still wear watches on my left wrist and have no issues operating them. If I wanted a watch phone (and it is very awesome if wholley impractical) then me being left handed would not stop me getting this watch.