LG has launched their new wearable smartwatch the G Watch R on Thursday just before the IFA event to be coming this week. However LG hasn’t disclosed the pricing details as for now. But the German branch of the company has announced the pricing to be EUR 299 (~INR 23900). And they have also promised the new device will be hitting the stores by October in Germany. Of course the pricing denotes premium Android wearable. The predecessor of the smartwatch LG G watch was available in India for INR 14999, but as far as we know the new device will not be that easy on the pockets of Indian consumers. LG has also confirmed that the new wearable will be made available to the users by year end.
As far as the specifications are concerned the LG G Watch R sports a 1.3 inch Plastic OLED circular display, ye the same that was earlier observed in the LG’s G Flex smartphone. The resolution of the display is of 360 x 360p. The device is backed by a stainless steel frame with an interchangeable calf skin leather strap. The smartwatch runs on Android Wear platform and is powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. The smartwatch has 512 MB of RAM along with 4 GB of in built storage. The hardware of the device is powered by a 410 mAh battery. The device has also managed to get IP67 certification and as per the company the G Watch R can sustain up to 30 minutes in 1 m depth of water. The device features voice recognition notifications that can provide information related to missed calls, upcoming meetings, events, and local weather forecasts. As for the health features, the smartwatch includes a suite of LG health and fitness apps along with the ability to track users’ heartbeats via the embedded PPG sensor. The device is also equipped with gyroscope, accelerometer, compass/magnetometer and barometer. The smartwatch will be available only in black colour.
As far as the Android wearables are concerned Samsung and LG have started putting good efforts into the segment (…Hopefully Apple will also be in the line by September 9 and Moto by September 5). There might be bits of cons in these devices, as consumers are not used to smartwatches as for now, but these wearables will be sure a good grab and experience for them. The pricing and availability details will be soon announced by LG and the device will be showcased at the IFA event.