So... It looks alright, feels alright, handles calls, uses Bluetooth audio, syncs calendars, even supports SMS, plays music(!?!), AND lasts longer than an iPhone on a single charge.
And it's a freakin' watch... And you're complaining because it plays calls through the speaker? What would you expect instead? A fold-out handset? Maybe an inflatable one would fit under the wristband!?
It actually sounds like a well-thought-out, well-executed design to me. A gimmick manufacturer probably wouldn't invest in a capacitive touchscreen, or decent battery life. So, how about the more pressing issues for someone who'd actually consider using one? Like signal strength? Call quality?
There are compromises. Remember that Nokia phone that was the size of a lipstick? No keypad, just a rotary selector. There was no way anyone would live long enough to write an SMS using that, so, instead, they supported only Voice MMS, put it front and centre, and made it easy to use. And it worked fantastically.
anyway, it sounds like LG have made similar unconvential decisions, and it's worked. Did Dick Tracy have a handset on his watch?
And it's a freakin' watch!!