LG will ruffled Motorola's feathers at IFA 2014 with the G Watch R, a round smartwatch which will battle with the Motorola's Moto 360. Here we round up all there is to know about the LG G Watch R release date, price and specs UK. Updated on 24/10/14. Read: The best smartwatches of 2014: List of the best wearable tech you can buy right now.
LG G Watch R: Release date UK
LG announced the G Watch R at IFA 2014 in Berlin and it has said the smartwatch will be available 'early in the fourth quarter of 2014'. That meant October to us but the firm has announced that it will go on sale throughout Europe including countries such as France, Italy, Spain and the UK in the beginning of November.
"Customers in select markets will also be able to purchase G Watch R on Google Play in the weeks ahead," said LG.
However, retailer Clove has stock arriving today (24 October) will start shipping the G Watch R next week.
Also see: LG G Watch R hands-on review.
LG G Watch R: Price UK
LG didn't announce a price for the G Watch R at IFA but now we're in October and Expansys has the device listed at £219 - a total of £20 extra compared with the Moto 360 and a lot more than the Asus ZenWatch. Clove has it for £224.
LG G Watch R: Specs
The LG G Watch R is the first smartwatch to feature a plastic-OLED display. This 1.3in (320x320) round panel is said to provide stunning image quality, and is readable even under bright light.
Inside is a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The LG G Watch R runs Android Wear.
A 410mAh battery keeps everything going - even underwater, with IP67-rated dust- and waterproof protection.
A heart-rate monitor is also built into the LG G Watch R.
LG G Watch R: Design
We can see the LG G Watch R looks gorgeous from the photos, but the company has this to say about its design:
"With an artisanal elegance, the LG G Watch R boasts a refined aesthetic that is reminiscent of traditional timepieces. Replete with a circular watch face, this elegantly crafted Android wearable has classic curves encased in a strong, durable stainless steel frame and carries a suite of watch faces that are accessible with a simple touch of the display. Its interchangeable 22mm calf skin leather strap also complements its overall aesthetic, giving it an air of modern prestige."
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