LG just made their new smartwatch official, the LG G Watch R, and from the looks of the photos, the Moto 360 now has some serious competition.
The LG G Watch R features a 1.3 inch P-OLED display with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels, P-OLED stands for Plastic OLED, and according to LG, the display utilizes 100 percent of the watch face.
Under the hood of the LG G Watch R is a quad core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 512MB of RAM, the device also comes with 4GB of built in storage and a 410 mAh battery.
The G Watch R also features a 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer/ Compass), Barometer, PPG (heart sensor) , and it comes with an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, and it comes with Google’s Android Wear OS.
“What we’ve noticed in the year of the wearable is that this is a category that can’t be compared to smartphones and tablets,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Wearables are also accessories and consumers will want more than one to choose from. So we wanted to complement the modern design of the original G Watch with the classic look of the G Watch R. Customers can’t go wrong with either device.”
LG will be showing off their new LG G Watch R at IFA 2014 next month, the company has said that this new Android Wear smartwatch will go on sale in quarter four, as yet there are no details on pricing.
In terms of design, the LG G Watch R is one of the best designs for a smartwatch we have seen to date, up until now, the Moto 360 featured the most interesting design.We know what the Moto 360 looks like, but are yet to find out the devices specifications, it will be fully unveiled at IFA next month.
We will have more details on the new LG G Watch R, and also the new Moto 360 next month, we suspect that the new LG G Watch R, could end up being a popular smartwatch.