This Smartwatch Actually Looks Like a Watch- LG’s G Watch R

By on August 29, 2014

This Smartwatch Actually Looks Like a Watch- LG's G Watch RSmartwatches have been on the market for some time now and are getting better over time offering more features and conveniences.  The only problem with Smartwatches is the fact that it looks like you have a cell phone glued to your arm.  Well that is about to change with the new design from LG and other competitors like Apple.  Looking like a regular designer watch, the LG’s G Watch R will be released soon and will feature a steel case.  If you are looking to buy a regular watch we recommend the Fossil Nate JR1354 watch.   Here is what LG has to say about the new watch:

Following the June release of one of the first-to-market wearable device powered by Android Wear™, LG Electronics (LG) is quickly expanding its wearable product offerings with the unveiling a new Android Wear device — the LG G Watch R at IFA 2014 in Berlin next week. The LG G Watch R is the world’s first watch-style wearable device to feature a circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display and utilizes 100 percent of its watch face.

The most eye-catching feature of the LG G Watch R is its 1.3-inch full circle P-OLED display that produces stunning image clarity even under bright sunlight and superb clarity when viewed from any angle. Powered by a powerful 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, the LG G Watch R offers 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM and a durable 410mAh battery. This Android wearable will effortlessly run all compatible apps available in the Google Play Store and with an Ingress Protection Rating of IP67, the LG G Watch R is designed to run for up to 30 minutes in one meter of water.

With Android Wear™ at its core, the LG G Watch R delivers essential and relevant information exactly at the right time and place. With a suite of LG health and fitness apps, users can also monitor their heart rate with the support of the embedded photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor. And the smart notifications provide users with important reminders of missed calls and messages, upcoming meetings, events, and local weather forecasts.

This Smartwatch Actually Looks Like One - LG's G Watch R

LG believes sales haven’t been better because of the techie appearance of previous watches.  Most men want a nice looking time piece to wear with their business attire or special occasions.  With competitors designing similar designs it seems like a race to see who can get their watch out first.  Let’s see some of the features this watch will have.

With an artisanal elegance, the LG G Watch R boasts a refined aesthetic that is reminiscent of traditional timepieces. Replete with a circular watch face, this elegantly crafted Android wearable has classic curves encased in a strong, durable stainless steel frame and carries a suite of watch faces that are accessible with a simple touch of the display. Its interchangeable 22mm calf skin leather strap also complements its overall aesthetic, giving it an air of modern prestige.

“What we’ve noticed in the year of the wearable is that this is a category that can’t be compared to smartphones and tablets,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Wearables are also accessories and consumers will want more than one to choose from. So we wanted to complement the modern design of the original G Watch with the classic look of the G Watch R. Customers can’t go wrong with either device.”

The LG G Watch R will be available in key markets early in the fourth quarter of 2014. Prices and details of availability will be announced locally at the time of launch. Visitors to IFA can see LG G Watch R up close in Hall 11.2 of Messe Berlin from September 5-10.

This Smartwatch Actually Looks Like a Watch- LG's G Watch R

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400
  • Display: 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320)
  • Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM
  • Battery: 410mAh
  • Operating System: Android Wear™
  •  (compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above)
  • Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer/ Compass), Barometer, PPG (Heart Rate Monitor)
  • Color: Black
  • Other: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)

Final Thoughts on the LG’s G Watch R

Earlier in June the LG’s G watch was released and we think the R version will do much better on the market.  Time will tell if this will be a winner but from the looks of it, LG is on the right track.  If you are looking for a smartwatch we recommend clicking the link below to get discounts and additional reviews.

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About Nick Dean

I love to go on treks even if it is out in my backyard. If I am not on treks, I am at the office working and trying to keep a good eye out for men's fashion. It is important to me to look sharp while being comfortable and I will share my findings here.

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