LG is reportedly working on launching a new range of smartwatches in the near future. As per the recent reports, the company has already filed the patents for the same.
The report has come up courtesy of Letsgodigital and contains the live shots of the patents of all the five upcoming smartwatches namely – LG Iconic, LG Heritage Chronos, LG Fraction, LG Libre and LG Maximizer.
LG Electronics filed a number of design patents with the KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office) in May this year. The patents were published on 14 November 2018 and show five different watch faces.
Sketches are shown, but also render designs in color. The images even reveal the model names of these LG smartwatches. Namely, a name is mentioned on four of the five smartwatches; Iconic, Heritage Chronos, Fraction and Maximizer.
The first two names were of course immediately familiar, for this LG has already applied for a trademark. Will the other two names also refer to the model name? Yes indeed. After a short search, we also found the corresponding trademarks for LG Fraction and LG Maximizer. Both brand names were registered in Korea earlier this year and are categorized as ‘smartwatch’.
As mentioned, there is no name on the fifth LG smartwatch. Yet we do have an idea how this smartwatch might be called. In June this year, LetsGoDigital already reported on the name LG Libre, for which the Korean manufacturer also submitted a trademark.
The LG Iconic is not a hybrid smartwatch in contrast to the other four smartwatches. In other words, this watch does not have analog hands. The round design has a large inner ring with a brushed stainless steel appearance. In addition, the patent describes that the circular sphere rotates along the outer circle, which serves as a second hand. The number of illuminated circles at the edges shows the remaining battery level. The LG Iconic is without a doubt a stylishly designed watch.
The Heritage Chronos is a hybrid smartwatch with analog hands. This smartwatch has a classic and luxurious look and is gold-toned. In addition to the time, the date is also shown as well as a day indication.
The LG Fraction is a modernly designed watch. This design also shows small circles at the edges, just like the Iconic. However, this patent does not state that these also serve as a battery indicator. ‘Fraction’ is a ‘fraction / part’ of something. This is propagated in the background of the watch case by small squares and circles. This smartwatch also shows the day of the week and the date.
On one of the renders of LG, we see the name ‘Maximizer’. This photo is shown larger than the other. Combined with the name, this also seems to be a bigger smartwatch than the other series. The LG Maximizer is a sporty men’s watch. In addition to the time, the day, date and seconds are also displayed. There is also a battery indicator that is divided to scale.
Then we have the fifth design, possibly called LG Libre. This is a sporty designed hybrid smartwatch, on which you can immediately read how many steps you have taken. This smartwatch is also equipped with a compass and a temperature gauge.
It is likely that LG will introduce one or more smartwatches at MWC 2019 at the beginning of January at CES 2019 or at the end of February. Of course, it remains to be seen whether these patents will actually turn into an end product. However, since the company has patented a color image per smartwatch model and has recorded the associated trademark, chances are that LG will soon reveal at least one of these models.
To know more about the watches, you can head to the coverage by Letsgodigital.
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