Meet the LG G Watch R
+LG USA Mobile answer to the sleek circular faced #Moto360.
"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 Wear device will effortlessly run all compatible apps available in the Google Play Store and with an Ingress Protection Rating ofIP67, the LG G Watch R is designed to run for up to 30 minutes in one metre 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 through voice recognition notifications. With a suite of LG health and fitness apps, users can also monitor their heartbeats 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.
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." - LG
Chip Set - 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Display - 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320x320)
Memory - 4GB ROM & 512MB RAM
Battery - 410mAh
Operating System - Android Wear
Sensors - 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer / Compass) Barometer, PPG
Water Resistant (IP67)
If these specs should look familiar because they are very similar to the original G Watch. Everything basically carries over except the display, slightly larger battery.
I was hoping that this watch would sway me away from the Moto360 but 2 things are keeping me away from this. 1 was hoping for a significantly larger battery (The OLED display should cut back on power consumption). 2 The release date... I am itching to buy into android wear yet every time something cool is announced we have to play the waiting game... LG you may have dropped the ball on this one.
Look out for the LG G-Watch R(ound) in the 4th quarter 2014.