LG's round G Watch R will be available starting October 14

LG's round G Watch R will be available starting October 14
Last month, we told you that the LG G Watch R could be launched on October 14 to become the most expensive Android Wear watch yet. LG today officially confirmed that the device would go on sale on that day, though it looks like this will happen only in South Korea. Even so, we should expect the new smartwatch to be released in other markets before the end of October.

As previously reported, the G Watch R will cost €299 in Europe, and - most likely - $299 in the US. In South Korea, the wearable device will be sold for 352,000 KRW, meaning around $330.

The G Watch R is the world’s first smartwatch to sport a fully round display (1.3 inches P-OLED with 320 x 320 pixels). Other than that, its specs aren’t too different from what you can find on LG’s original G Watch, including 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory, a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, and a 410 mAh battery. The new smartwatch’s body includes a stainless steel frame, and is water-resistant.

Until you get the chance to play with the LG G Watch R yourself, check out our hands-on of it here.

source: LG (translated)



2. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Definitely going to be one of my first smartwatches. The other being the Gear S.

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I want to buy the 360 but if this comes out first I'll probably get this instead.

16. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The 360 is already out. I preodered mine after they put it back on sale (couldn't get in on that sale) and I got it last week.

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Not for me without driving across the border. Or paying a ridiculous price on Craigslist. Motorola is dropping the ball by only catering to the yanks.

29. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I want a silver version with metal band

7. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

This one actually looks sane.

8. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

This will be my first Android wear device. I can't wait to get it lol.

9. fjftokyo

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Or you could use a regular mechanical watch like a real man and stop bitching about something that's gonna have terrible battery life and many bad reviews.

12. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

I know, people need to all get horse drawn buggys and stop complaining about something that's gonna have bad gas mileage and maintenance.

17. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Smart phones have worse battery life than a dumb phone and usually don't have as good signal strength either. Should everyone go back to those as well?

13. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

It would be nice.....IF the screen was always on, like in those pictures. A watch with no permanent display is a pass for me. I currently have the Gear Live, which is just okay. The always on screen is nice but too limited and in a way, too bright(at night). I am just waiting for the next generation where hopefully any watch without a permanent display will be shunned and laughed at. I even have high hopes for a better kind of "e-ink" display that could refresh quicker and possible show colors. I don't care about whether something is LCD or AMOLED, I just want the one that works the best. So far, Pebble hardware is what works the best.

20. blitzkreig

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

Cute girl..

28. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Cute couple..

24. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol lightjedi is an awesome foil account to Darkjedi. Rofl

26. steelew

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

that price though

27. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Better overall package than Moto 360 IMO...

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