Aug 27 AT 9:33 PM Dustin Earley 4 Comments

LG makes the G Watch R official


LG has just announced the round counterpart to its first Android Wear smartwatch, the stunning LG G Watch R. And if what the company is showing off today ends up resembling the real deal when it’s released later this year, the competition has their work cut out for them.

The LG G Watch R is essentially an LG G Watch but with a round Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display. The display takes up 100% of the watch’s face, unlike the Motorola Moto 360, and according to LG, “produces stunning image clarity even under bright sunlight and superb clarity when viewed from any angle.” The full spec rundown of the G Watch R looks like this:

  • Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Display: 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320)
  • Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM
  • Battery: 410mAh
  • Operating System: Android Wear (compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above)
  • Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer/ Compass), Barometer, PPG
  • Color: Black
  • Other: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)

While the G Watch R won’t be out in “key markets” until early in the fourth quarter, it will be on display at IFA next week. Be on the lookout for much more to come on the LG G Watch R in the near future.


Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • thel0nerang3r

    It looks pretty nice, I wonder what kind of charging it will have.

  • surethom

    Very nice looking & looks thinner than the Moto 360 But the battery seems way too low, a smartwatch Needs at lest a day & a half use before a recharge.

    • SGB101

      That cpu is very powerful for a watch, that battery may struggle.

      It does look nice though. As a watch lover, I’m coming round to the smart watch idea, just to have a relatively cheap customisable watch. The notification stuff interests me less.

      I just don’t get it tbh, I must be getting old.

      Control of podcasts/music would be nice while walking/cycling would be nice, but wouldn’t solely compele me to purchase one. Style would so this is defo moving in the right direction.

  • Mil

    I’ll wait until I see an actual launch. Remember the LG fitness band hype that never materialised to anything as well?