LG G Watch R tipped to hit the shelves on October 14, high retail price seemingly confirmed

LG G Watch R tipped to hit the shelves on October 14, high retail price seemingly confirmed
LG's second smartwatch and the world's first completely round wearable that comes from a major manufacturer, the Android Wear-powered LG G Watch R, is purportedly hitting the shelves on October 14. Previously, we had heard that the wristworn wearable will flaunt an EUR 299 price tag, which would probably command a $299 one for the USA. This was unveiled by the German branch of LG itself, and while there are no other rumors according the price tag, we can assume that the G Watch R will indeed pack such a hefty retail price. Moreover, an LG representative has reportedly confirmed that the G Watch R will initially cost more than the G Watch, which came with a $230 price tag right off the bat.

This would make it the most expensive Android Wear device money can buy at the moment. The G Watch R is made of stainless steel, has an IP67 certification, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage space. A 410mAh battery keeps the lights on. It has a completely round, 1.3" POLED display (plastic OLED), which, unlike the noteworthy Moto 360, does not waste the real estate of the round screen.

The wearable will have to stand up against some pretty harsh rivals once it gets out in mid-October. Samsung already has a worthy lineup of Android Wear and Tizen-powered smartwatches, Asus already revealed its ZenWatch at IFA 2014, and the Motorola Moto 360 is just around the corner, as well.

source: The Wall Street Journal

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