An Aesthetic Frontrunner in Android Smartwatches
- Always-on Display
- Compatible with Android 4.3 or higher
- IP67 Rated Dust and Water Resistance
- Different Watch Screens for Different Scenarios (Camping, Exercising, etc.)
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The LG G Watch R is the only currently available Android Smartwatch that is a true, full circle (the bottom of the Moto 360 is cut off for the “digitizer”).
The LG G Watch R has a crown button on the right side which is a power button and also lends access to the settings menu, an outer dial for displaying minutes, and a metal bezel. Where the Moto 360 goes after minimalism, the G Watch R looks like a diving watch.
The G Watch R has sharp, vibrant colors on its battery saving Plastic OLED screen.
A leather strap comes with the G Watch R, but you can purchase any standard 22mm watch strap that you like to compliment it. However its important to point out that LG had in mind that you might want to use certain straps depending on what you were going to do while wearing the watch, like using a canvas watch strap while using the Camping Watch Face, or possibly a rubber watch band while exercising, or hiking to accompany the hiking watch face (which can show distance and altitude). To see a video showing off several off the watch faces, visit the link below.
The rear of the device houses a heart-rate sensor for fitness and activity tracking, along with metal charging pins which are required to charge the watch using a separate cradle.
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As mentioned above the LG G Watch R’s watchface is completely circular. The rival Motorola 360 is cut off at the bottom to make room for the digitizer.
The G Watch R’s 1.6in 320 x 320 OLED display is nice and bright offering satisfactory viewing outdoors. The Plastic OLED also means that it should use less power – particularly if a minimalist black watch face is utilized – as all of the black pixels will be turned off, saving juice in the 410mAh battery..
- Resolution: 320×320
- Ram: 512mb
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
- Storage: 4gb
- Battery: 410mAh
- Screen: 3″ P-OLED Display
- Android 4.3 or higher
- Size: dimensions not yet released / approx 50mm diameter
- Weight: weight not yet released / approx 60g to 80g
- Water and Dust Resistance: IP67 (protects against dust, and water depth of 1 meter)
- PPG (Heart Rate Monitor)
- 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer/ Compass)
WHAT’S IN THE BOX (TBD, but should contain)
- G Watch R
- Leather Watch Strap
- Quick Guide
- Charging Cradle