First unveiled at the IFA 2914 tech show, the G Watch R smartwatch, which looks like the augmented version of the G Shock watch, is now ready to roll out globally. It's as early as the first week of November that LG is talking about.
LG G Watch R was released in Korea last week. The LG G Watch R features a classic design encased in durable stainless steel and aluminum powered by a 410mAh battery, the largest in an Android Wearable to date.
Like the original LG G Watch, the G Watch R delivers optimal performance through its powerful but efficient 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM. With an Ingress Protection rating of IP67, the device is completely protected from dust and water resistant for up to 30 minutes at a maximum depth of one meter. The G Watch R, designed with personalization in mind, is compatible with any 22mm wide watch strap.
LG's claim to fame for the G Watch R is that it features a full circle display, unlike the Moto 360, which features a small black bar on the bottom of the display to fit in an ambient light sensor.
The LG G Watch R offers six new pre-loaded watch faces and improved power savings in ambient mode. The update to Android Wear OS will add even more features and functionality to G Watch R such as offline music playback. Updates will be performed seamlessly through the smartphone with the owner's permission.
"While the original G Watch was designed to be a no-nonsense, pure Android Wear device, the G Watch R was developed with a more aesthetic eye," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
He further added, "The G Watch R represents LG's commitment to meld form and functionality together in perfect harmony and to create a device that not only looks great but more importantly, offers technology that makes life more convenient."