The original LG G Watch was a great “mark 1” device for Android Wear, it just showed the world how Android Wear works and didn’t get bogged down with the design or anything like fancy buttons. I liked the original, but I ditched mine for a Pebble Steel, mainly down to the way the G Watch looked, I just wanted something nicer looking.
LG released that the original G Watch was going to quickly get left behind in lieu of fancier looking smartwatches from the likes of Motorola, Asus, Sony or Apple. The came up with the imaginatively titled G Watch R. I’m guessing the R does just stand for round here.
Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company pretty much said what I just said in a recent quote.
While the original G Watch was designed to be a no-nonsense, pure Android Wear device, the G Watch R was developed with a more aesthetic eye.
LG have come out and said that the G Watch R will be available in early November and I for one am quite excited about the prospect. They still haven’t told us a price for the G Watch R though, although various websites have pre-order prices of about £250.
Update – Our friends over at Clove are getting stock today of the G Watch R, costing £224.99 including VAT. Which you can order here.
LG G Watch R, will be available for purchase at retail sites throughout Europe including countries such as France, Italy, Spain and the UK in the beginning of November, followed by key markets in North America, Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) soon after. Customers in select markets will also be able to purchase G Watch R on Google Play in the weeks ahead.
I’m looking forward to trying out the G Watch R as I did like Android Wear previously it was just the design of the devices put me off. So maybe now with a fancy new design I might have found my ideal watch.
If you fancy watching a promo video for the LG G Watch R then here you go. We’ve got one for you.
LG G Watch R (Official Product Video):
LG G WATCH R, NEW BENCHMARK FOR
WEARABLES, BEGINS GLOBAL ROLLOUT
Newest Android Wearable Delivers Smart Capabilities in Classic Watch Form Factor
LONDON, Oct. 23, 2014 — LG Electronics (LG) announced today that its newest Android wearable, LG G Watch R, will be available for purchase at retail sites throughout Europe including countries such as France, Italy, Spain and the UK in the beginning of November, followed by key markets in North America, Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) soon after. Customers in select markets will also be able to purchase G Watch R on Google Play in the weeks ahead.
The LG G Watch R made its world debut at IFA 2014 to much interest and with its stylish looks and smooth, speedy performance, became one of the show’s most mentioned new products. The world’s first watch-style wearable to feature a fully circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display, the G Watch R was inspired by classical and premium timepieces. The 1.3-inch circular P-OLED display takes advantage of every pixel, producing images with stunning colour and accurate viewing at all angles, even under bright sunlight.
Designed and built to last, the LG G Watch R features a classic design encased in durable stainless steel and aluminum powered by a 410mAh battery, the largest in an Android Wearable to date. Like the original LG G Watch, the G Watch R delivers optimal performance through its powerful but efficient1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM. With anIngress Protection rating of IP67, the device is completely protected from dust and water resistant for up to 30 minutes at a maximum depth of one metre. The G Watch R, designed with personalisation in mind, is compatible with any 22mm wide watch strap.
The LG G Watch R offers six new pre-loaded watch faces and improved power savings in ambient mode. The update to Android WearTM OS will add even more features and functionality to G Watch R, such as offline music playback. Updates will be performed seamlessly through the smartphone with the owner’s permission.
“While the original G Watch was designed to be a no-nonsense, pure Android Wear device, the G Watch R was developed with a more aesthetic eye,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The G Watch R represents LG’s commitment to meld form and functionality together in perfect harmony and to create a device that not only looks great, but more importantly, offers technology that makes life more convenient.”