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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. ®

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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

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