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LG G Watch charging cradle now available as separate purchase

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LG G Watch and charging cradle

LG has started selling the LG G Watch charging cradle as a separate accessory in the Google Play Store.

Both the LG G Watch and its Android Wear rival the Samsung Gear Live are charged with a proprietary charging cradle, which can be annoying when your watch runs out of charge and you’ve forgotten the charger.

LG has attempted to help with that problem by allowing you to buy additional charging cradles from the Google Play Store.

Priced at £14.90 a piece and offered with a microUSB cable for connecting to power supplies, the charging cradle isn’t a ridiculously out of reach additional purchase.

Although when you consider the LG G Watch is already £159.99 on its own, looking to add another £15 on to that does put the price close to that £200 mark.

We wouldn’t have minded having an extra charger for the LG G Watch when reviewing it though, as you’ll get a maximum 36 hours usage from its 400mAh battery.

As it doesn’t have a standard micro USB port for charging, if you forget to charge it for your day ahead, you’ll be lugging round a useless bit of kit.

We’ll be pleased when smartwatch makers will let you charge a smartwatch once a week with a generic microUSB charger, but we can’t see that happening anytime soon.

The LG G Watch comes with a 1.65-inch 280 x 280p IPS LCD display running Android Wear. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz and 512MB of RAM.

It comes with 4GB of internal storage as standard and comes with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.

Like the Galaxy Gear, the G Watch is also IP67 dust and water resistant.

Read more: What is Android Wear? A guide to Google’s smartwatch OS

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