LG G-Watch R smartwatch is round and retro

first_imgG-Watch RApart from the Samsung Gear S, on Thursday, LG officially unveiled its new smartwatch. It unveiled the G-Watch R,  which it teased last week. Unlike, its earlier attempt, the G-Watch, its latest smartwatch is round and has the timeless vibe of a retro analog wristwatch. In other words, it’s a beautiful looking smartwatch. Arguably, its prettier than Motorola’s Moto 360.It runs on Google’s Android Wear platform and it has a 1.3-inch plastic OLED screen, which is the same type of screen LG used in the G-Flex smartphone. LG claims, under direct sunlight, the watch offers great visibility and because the screen is made out of plastic it can stay submerged under a meter of water for up to 30 minutes.Unlike the G-Watch, there’s also a button which masquerades as the crown rotary nob of the watch. It can make things easier as the user does not need to rely on the swipe gestures of the OS to navigate everything.In terms of hardware, it retains the same internals as the G-Watch. This means there’s a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. There’s also a heart-rate monitor, which was not present in the G-Watch.Part of the charm that the G-watch R brings to the table is the stock watch face, which adds the vibe of a retro analog watch, which include a hand for seconds and internal dials, that are often found in sports watches.LG says that it will come in the fourth quarter of the year, and there is no word on price or India availability.advertisementAgain, it appears that all the major tech companies are rushing out and showing off their smartwatches, before Apple shows off its iWatch, which is rumoured to launch on September 8 alongside two new iPhones.Follow writer on Twitter @DigitallyBoneslast_img

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