The Moto 360 is an awesome device, but as we said in our unboxing and first impressions post, it’s not exactly for everyone. Still interested in a circular Android Wear device? You need to take a look at the LG G Watch R, and we are here to show it all off to you.
The The LG G Watch R is clearly very different than the Moto 360, something you can see even in the packaging. The box is much more formal and elegant looking, as opposed to the Moto 360’s playful packaging.
Opening the package will display the LG G Watch R with a black background that hides the charger, cable and literature. Pull it all apart and you will get all the products you see in the images below.
LG G Watch R specs
- Android Wear
- 1.3-inch 320x320p POLED display
- 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
- 512 MB of RAM
- 4 GB of internal storage
- 410 mAh battery
- IP67 certification
- 46.4×53.6×9.7 mm
- 62 grams
There’s no doubt this watch can compete with the Moto 360 in terms of design standards. It is a very good looking wearable that doesn’t skimp out on build quality either. With premium materials like metal and leather, the LG G Watch R looks and feels solid.
Its sporty/military look also makes it a better fit for many users, but it’s also a look not everyone will prefer. Some may think it looks too tough… not as classy. I think it looks gorgeous, but that is just me.
You will notice the LG G Watch R is pretty hefty, but it doesn’t look bad unless you happen to have smaller wrists or arms. Sadly, a lot of users do, but all Android Wear devices are large right now. You will have to wait a bit before the devices slowly evolve into smaller form factors.
In terms of software and performance, the LG G Watch R looks and works just as expected. It does run Android Wear, after all! It does have very good specs, though, which probably gives it a boost we are simply not able to notice at first.
The card-based interface is present, featuring Google Now and notifications from your smartphone. Of course, there is also the fitness features, which include a step counter and a heart-rate sensor.
It’s a great smart watch, and we are expecting to see it launch in November, which is very soon. Should you get it? The answer to that question depends on pricing details, which are still unknown. It’s one hell of a device, though!
Hands on with the LG G Watch R at IFA 2014: