Aug 24 AT 7:02 AM Alex Wagner 7 Comments

LG G Watch R video teaser shows that another round smartwatch is coming soon


Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch has been the subject of a lot of hype thanks to its round face, but now it looks like Moto’s not the only one that’s cooking up a circular timepiece.

The official LG Mobile Global YouTube channel has posted an unlisted video teaser for “LG’s New Wearable.” According to Engadget, the device will officially be known as the LG G Watch R. The video shows quick flashes of many different smartwatch faces and features, including a step counter and a compass.

We can’t gather too many concrete details about the LG G Watch R from this teaser, but it does promise that the unit is “coming soon @ IFA 2014,” so it won’t be long before more details are revealed. We’re just glad to see another company trying a round-faced smartwatch. It’ll be interesting to see how the G Watch R compares to the Moto 360, which will likely launch right around the same time that the G Watch R debuts.

One other detail that’s not known is what the LG G Watch R means for the original G Watch. Since the G Watch is square and the G Watch R is round, it’s possible that we could see both models stick around since their different shapes could appeal to different audiences.

Via: Engadget

Source: LG Mobile Global (YouTube)

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