LG Electronics have announced their latest Smartwatch LG G Watch R, which will be available for purchase across retail sites throughout Europe including countries such as France, Italy, Spain and the UK in the beginning of November, followed by key markets in North America, Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) soon after.
Customers in select markets will also be able to purchase G Watch R on Google Play in the weeks ahead.
The watch made its debut at IFA 2014 and this stylish timepiece comes in a circular shape. Featuring a Plastic OLED 1.3-inch round display, the watch is capable of producing impressive colours with good viewing angle. LG claims P-OLED screen will cut-off a decent amount of glare and will be visible under direct sunlight.
The LG G Watch R features a classic round design encased in stainless steel and aluminium. Powered by a 410 mAh battery, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM memory, this Smartwatch also features 4GB of internal storage.
With an ingress protection rating of IP67, this Android based device is protected from dust and is water resistant for up to 30 minutes at a maximum depth of one meter. The G Watch R, designed with personalization in mind, is compatible with any 22mm wide watch strap.
The LG G Watch R offers six new pre-loaded watch faces and improved power savings in ambient mode. The update to Android WearTM OS will add even more features and functionality to G Watch R such as offline music playback. Updates will be performed seamlessly through the smartphone with the owner's permission.
"While the original G Watch was designed to be a no-nonsense, pure Android Wear device, the G Watch R was developed with a more aesthetic eye," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "The G Watch R represents LG's commitment to meld form and functionality together in perfect harmony and to create a device that not only looks great but more importantly, offers technology that makes life more convenient."
The price of this watch has not yet been announced and LG mentioned in a global press release that they were be announced locally at the time of availability.
|Chipset||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400|
|Display||1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320)|
|Memory||4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM|
|Operating System||Android Wear (compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above)|
|Sensors||9-Axis (Gyro / Accelerometer / Compass), Barometer, PPG (Heart Rate Monitor)|
|Other||Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)|