The announcement comes as demand for wearable
devices surges. Juniper Research estimates the value of the
wearable device market this year at $1.5 billion, up from $800
million in 2013.
The LG "G Watch," which was made in partnership with Google Inc,
will sell for $299 and available for pre-orders starting July 8.
It has a 1.65 inch display screen that delivers notifications
customers receive on their Android phones and can connect to
calendars and applications.
"Because the LG G Watch works with so many of our Android
smartphones, it should be a wearable device that appeals to a
wide array of consumers," Jeff Bradley, senior vice president of
devices at AT&T, said in a statement.
"Its ability to anticipate your schedule and traveling needs
will help you plan your schedule more efficiently while
The announcement also comes as rumors swirl about the
specifications on Apple Inc's smartwatch, which has yet to be
announced, but is expected as early as October.
(Reporting By Marina Lopes. Editing by Andre Grenon)
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