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Can Audi & LG's New Smartwatch Change the Game of Wearable Technology?

Talk of the Apple Watch dominated the web in 2014, but now that 2015 CES has hit Las Vegas, the fashionably techie piece has taken a backseat to—well—everything else. LG and Audi’s smartwatch is the newest wearable to make us salivate—a prototype that offers promises of futuristic technology with the streamlined chicness of a luxury watch. It’s the best of both worlds.

But so far both the tech and auto giant seem pretty hush-hush about the whole thing. When reporters noticed the watch was running on webOS, Audi automotive security engineer Roman Kochanek replied, “It's a prototype. Some people say they saw a settings screen which says it's webOS. We're not saying it's webOS." But as you can clearly see in Android Central's video, it is indeed running on an open OS. Originally developed by Palm, the operating system was open–sourced in 2012 and LG has stated previously that they are going to work on bringing the system to wearable tech.

Marissa Stempien

Marissa Stempien is a freelance writer and editor with a focus on travel, fashion, lifestyle, and culture. Her work has been featured in a number of print and online publications including ABC News, Popsugar, Huffington Post, JustLuxe, Luxury Living and CityGirlGoneMom. Marissa is an avid traveler and is always looking to visit somewhere new or unexplored. Her unique lifestyle has given way to her...(Read More)

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