LG G Watch R officially announced, sporting circular display

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The LG G Watch R is official, after two months of the original LG G Watch being available to the public. The new smartwatch will offer a much classier and sportier look than the original, with a circular watch-face.

LG has made this quick rush to announce the G Watch R just weeks before the launch of the Moto 360. Motorola has continued to hold number one spot in the Android Wear race, but with LG and Samsung announcing new smartwatches, it might be up for contention before they launch their first product.

This is not the first time Motorola has been late to the party, the Moto X came a tad too late, with underwhelming specs to boot. Once it did hit, features like wooden backs were unavailable for the best part of six months and it had around four months exclusivity to AT&T.

LG G Watch R specs

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The specs on the LG G Watch R are nothing incredible, the design is what has really caught us by surprise. Either way, here is the specs-sheet:

  • 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320)
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • 4GB Storage (eMMC)
  • 512MB RAM
  • 410mAh Battery
  • IP67 Certification
  • Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer/ Compass), Barometer, PPG
  • Color: Black
  • Frame: stainless steel
  • Strap: 22mm calf skin leather strap

The stainless steel frame is an obvious winner over the LG G Watch’s plastic design. LG also boasts this is the first smartwatch to use 100 percent of the display, taking a pot-shot at the Moto 360, which does not use the bottom part of the display.

Another feature to note is the P-OLED display on the LG G Watch R, this is the first OLED display on a circular smartwatch. Most display’s before this have either been IPS or AMOLED, we are glad to see LG looking to expand the range.

The LG G Watch R should be debuted at IFA on September 3, no word on the official release date or the price.

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