LG has unveiled the new version of the LG G Watch and the new device is called the G Watch R. It’s named the R because this new watch has a round screen, being a rival to the Moto 360. Nowadays, regular watches are functionally boring, as their primary task of displaying the time has been solved with the use of many devices. Modern smart watches comes with a series of features, beyond simple timekeeping. Buying an Android Wear, you are be able to receive notifications, take notes, control music, count your steps and enjoy many other interesting features.
The LG G Watch R is the result of a three-year development program to produce a perfectly and great round OLED display. This new watch is not a replacement of the old G Watch. The purpose of this new launch is to be an alternative and a rival for Motorola Moto 360. The giant company hasn’t announced an official price for this new device, but Amazon has the device priced at 299 dollars. This means that G Watch R is the most expensive Android Wear smartwatch on the market, at least for now. However, on this market there are six devices to choose from, and one of them is Motorola Moto 360, with a slightly more affordable price at 249.99 dollars.
This new device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz processor, 4 GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM, a battery size of 410 mAh and other usual sensors as compass, gyro and accelerometer. Its construction and design are great, with a light of 61 g and completely protected from dust, the device is also water resistant for approximately 30 minutes at a depth of one meter. Build quality is very good, with a stainless steel body, including a leather strap. The 1.3in screen is probably small, but looks awesome in circular form and really easy to use with Android Wear.
The purpose of Android Wear isn’t to do interesting things, but to make things that you already do with your phone much more convenient and quicker. LG G Watch R is a good fashion accessory and a high-teach wearable that combines some of the retro charm with modern quality.