During CEs 2015, LG Electronics revealed a smartwatch that was not based on the Android Wear platform but instead it was running WebOS. The upcoming wearable, which for CES was a collaboration with car maker Audi, is set to debut by early 2016, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Palm/HP's webOS was acquired by LG and since then it has been ported to LG's Smart TVs and now on the company's smartwatches. LG appears to be creating a smartwatch that doesn't depend on a smartphone pairing to be useful in the way Android Wear and the Apple Watch do.
Android Central did track down the device on the CES show floor and confirmed it was running webOS, as you see in the video below.
The watch came packed with a dialer, meaning that a future version will be able to make calls without the need for a smartphone.
There were also apps for calendar, email, listening to music, and an Audi app for locking and unlocking a car. The watch is also made of stainless steel, sapphire crystal, and is water resistant. Android Central figures the webOS watch was using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 processor.