If the Korean company's recent activity with the European Union Intellectual Property Office is anything to go by, we could be seeing an entire series of new LG smartwatches in the near future.
The folks at GSMInfo spotted that LG has filed applications for a series of new smartwatch trademarks: Watch Style, Watch Pro, Watch Force and Watch Sole. Most likely this will be four versions of one piece of hardware, as we're seeing more and more from Apple, Samsung etc.
A look at the applications suggest that the names are destined for, "Watches that communicate data to PDAs; Smart phones for wrist; Smart phones; Watches that communicate data to smartphones; Smart phones that fit on the user's face in the manner of eyeglasses."
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LG's last smartwatch instalment was the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, the Android Wear smartwatch capable of making calls. It was pulled after originally being announced back in November 2015. It went back on sale in March this year but since then, much like fellow Wear watch makers Motorola and Huawei, it's all been very quiet on the new hardware front.
Along with the series of watch trademarks, it also looks like LG is prepping a payment service to launch alongside new devices with a trademark also filed for LG Watch Pay. The company's Pay mobile payment service was revealed in July and with Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google prepping its own Android Pay service, it makes sense that LG would follow suit in giving people a way to pay from the wrist.
With Android Wear 2.0 delayed until 2017 and Huawei, LG and Motorola having already confirmed they weren't going to launch new smartwatches, it looks looks likely we could be seeing at least one of these smartwatches make an appearance in the coming year.
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