LG is developing several wearables for women, such as a stylish smartwatch, a richly decorated necklace and a wireless headset for women. The market for wearables has risen explosively in recent years. The expectation is that this trend will continue in the near future. These compact devices are no longer seen as simple gadgets and gimmicks. Thanks to the built-in health sensors, the user receives direct feedback about his health and physical condition.
This growing market gives electronics manufacturers the opportunity to experiment with different designs, intended for specific target groups. For example, there are wearables that are gender-neutral, but there are also products that have been specially developed for women or men. The Korean manufacturer, LG Electronics has various creative ideas of smart wearables for women, which are designed to give the appearance of a piece of jewelry, whether or not with jewelry or other decorative items.
It concerns seven design patents filed by LG Electronics in 2018 with the KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office). The documents were approved in August 2019, and various wearable designs for women are shown. From smartly designed LG smartwatches to smart necklaces and a stylish wireless earphone, these products seem to belong to the same fashion line and carry the same characteristic design features.
Two smartwatch models from LG can be found in the documentation. To start with, consider the first (left) smartwatch. This is a very slim designed watch with a round case. The narrow watch band is made of high-quality material and will undoubtedly have a shiny character, given the target group. The watchband is provided with a snap closure on the bottom, which you may also find in conventional models.
The round screen is beautifully decorated and gracefully edited, which contributes to an extra elegant appearance. It will undoubtedly be a touch display. There are no protrusions, such as a crown, that you can catch behind. From the summary patent description, it can be concluded that this stylish LG smartwatch for women will also be equipped with sensors such as an electrocardiogram, blood sugar meter, GPS, etc.
LG has patented other ladies’ watch. This smartwatch has a round case with a flat-screen. There is a round decorative border around the watch case, which forms a whole with the metal watchband. A classic crown is placed on the right-hand side for operation.
These ladies watch has similar functionalities, such as an ECG and blood sugar meter. With these designs, LG will undoubtedly want to appeal to a new target group. Consumers increasingly have the need to live a healthy and fit life. This is a trend that has been going on for several years. Being able to actually measure your health and thus being able to signal hazards at an early stage is, therefore, a welcome development for many.
Many women are fond of the extra health functions that a smartwatch offers, but cannot really unite with such a unisex model for women and men. Because to date, the majority of smartwatches are unisex models.
LG necklace with ECG and blood sugar meter
Women usually wear more jewelry than men, this has led LG to the idea to design other types of wearables for ladies. Simultaneously with the smartwatches, the Korean manufacturer also had a design patent registered for an apparently normal necklace.
The pendant consists of two circles that are placed below each other. The upper one is thicker and smaller than the lower one. The front is covered with crystals and stones, making it a true jewel. LG has collaborated with Svarovski in the past, such as the Swarovski Earset Concept from 2017, an AI-enabled audio device from LG. The Austrian crystal processor also seems to be a suitable partner for this piece of jewelry.
Decorative link chain with a removable sensor
LG has a necklace recorded. This time the design is slightly less pompous. It is a link chain with a pendant in the shape of an eye. In the middle a large round module is placed, in which various sensors are incorporated, including another ECG and blood sugar meter, according to the brief description.
This round module has the appearance of a beautiful gem. The illustrations supplied also show that this module is removable and therefore interchangeable. The functionality in this regard remains unknown. Smaller decorative elements are arranged around this module.
Because you wear the pendant on your chest, it can take accurate measurements. This necklace has a dual function, it is an elegant piece of jewelry and a handy wearable that gives direct feedback about your health and can probably be connected directly to your smartphone.
LG handheld camera in the form of a chain
The following LG wearable is also meant to hang around your neck. Two round hangers hang from the cord. The lower one is the largest and contains a camera in the middle. The transparent material is used around it.
The top pendant is the smallest and also serves as the standard for the camera. For this, you need to remove the chain from your neck and, for example, put it on a table. You can then set the camera upright to take pictures. This wearable can probably be connected to your mobile phone to take photos remotely. You will also be able to take photos while the necklace is hanging around your neck.
For some women, this will give a feeling of extra security. In addition, there are of course many scenarios that require an inconspicuous body camera. By designing the camera as a piece of jewelry, this smart wearable is not only nice but is also light and compact to carry with you. It is also fun to look at.
LG Ladies necklace with integrated earbuds
LG has designed even more ladies’ models. This time the LG necklace is not equipped with a camera, but with two earplugs. A minimalist cord is used, which is slightly thicker in the neck, probably a rubbery material.
A handy accessory for exercising. If you no longer want to hear music, you can simply attach the ears together. The earbuds are held together by means of a magnet so that it rests on your neck in a streamlined way. You can easily pull the earplugs apart to put them back in your ears.
Wireless headset for women
In addition to wearables, headsets are also very popular, you can buy them in a variety of shapes and sizes. Here, too, LG seems to be able to turn it into a true gem with the wireless headsets. The patent shows one LG earplug, which is called a “wireless headset” in the patent description.
The large round design makes this accessory a kind of earring. The LG wireless headset is decorated with crystals and can be worn in both the left and right ear.
Future LG smartwatches
Halfway through 2014, LG entered the wearables market with the introduction of the LG Watch. Since then, the company has released various smartwatches based on the Android Wear / Wear OS. The Korean manufacturer has also put various activity trackers on the market. However, all these products have been unisex models.
Fashion manufacturers such as Michael Kors have of course been successfully making ladies’ watches for years. The soft colors and shiny decorations are generally popular with women. In addition to traditional watches, there are also numerous smartwatch straps designed for ladies. Yet the range of real ladies’ smartwatches is very limited. It is quite possible that in the (near) future, LG will also see the opportunity to release wearables that have been developed specifically for women, with the appearance of a luxury piece of jewelry.
In addition, it is in line with expectations that wearables with a folding screen will eventually be introduced. There is also a general expectation that our clothing will increasingly be provided with sensors. Smart clothing can also contribute to measuring various health aspects.