Nearly six months after its announcement, Motorola finally launched their Moto 360 wearable last month. But, it looks like LG is poised to make some moves of its own by launching the world's first truly circular Android Wear device, the LG G Watch R in Korea.
Naturally, this release won't reach many Neowin readers, but it is a start and we should expect to see this device hitting other markets soon. While many will see this device as the Moto 360's main competitor due to its shape, under the hood, the LG G Watch R is far superior when it comes to specifications.
The LG G Watch R features:
- 1.3 inches Full Circle P-OLED display (320 x 320 pixels)
- 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
- 9-axis sensor - gyro, accelerometer, compass, pressure sensor, heart rate sensor
- 410mAh battery
- 512MB RAM / 4GB Storage
- Android Wear (compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 or later
- IP67 certification
As a whole, the device seems poised to dominate the Android Wear genre, but what's probably most important with a smartwatch is the battery life. The LG G Watch R could become one of the first Android Wear devices to actually have excellent battery life. The efficient OLED display and beefier 400mAh battery are indicators that this could be the case, solving most wearables undeniable pain point. While we won't know this for sure, it'll be apparent once real-world tests start popping up from users.
The LG G Watch R will be available on October 14th and will retail for $299 USD.
Source: LG via PhoneArena | Image via LG
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