LG G Watch R Officially Launches With Superior Internal Specs

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  1. dgstorm

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    It turns out the rumors yesterday of an impending LG G Watch R launch were partially true. The device will be coming to select markets in November.

    Although the G Watch R may not have the same great looks as its primary competitor, the Moto 360, it still has a rounded face, which many folks seem to prefer. Not only that, but the G Watch R has something else going for it that puts it a bit ahead of the other smartwatches available right now: it has superior internal hardware specs to anything currently available.

    Here's a quick breakdown:
    • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
    • 512 MB of RAM
    • 4 GB of storage
    • Battery is 410 mAh (which is larger than normal for these devices)
    • A heart rate sensor
    • 1.3 inch display (resolution of 320x320) - the first circular P-OLED display
    • Dust and water resistance (IP67)
    • Android Wear
    The LG G Watch R will be available starting in November in France, Italy, Spain, and the UK. It will come to North America, Asia, and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) at a later (still unknown) time.

    Source: LG
     
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    Sounds nice. These things are looking better and better.
     
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    "Superior Internal Specs" ?
    Good, this means that I can afford a Moto 360 when they bring the price down. Win for me.
     
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    Even though my Moto 360 has inferior specs, I have no performance issues on it or battery life. I just posted the other day I got 38 hours of battery on my Moto 360 before charging it which was impressive. During that time it was used a fair amount and wasn't just sitting there with the screen off. That said...nice specs on the LG G watch. I bet the price will reflect those higher end pieces though.
     
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    Wow, it actually looks like a watch and not a toy from a happy meal. It's a progress in a right direction!
     
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    What do you have against Happy Meal toys bruh?o_O
     
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    Am I the only one who thinks that the name LG G Watch R is terrible? Are they going to nickname it something? Something about saying "LG G" is killing me..
     
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    It's awkward but it's not as bad as trying to pronounce Suzuki GSXR. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm willing to wager that the "superior specs" will in no way enhance the Android Wear experience. But that's no big deal. What turns me off is that gaudy non-functioning bezel.

    I think the wearables market will continue to putter along until a REAL watchmaker comes along and gets involved. It doesn't even have to be Tag, Breitling, or Omega. I actually think a maker like Fossil could light things up and give us a great watch body/bezel/chassis with proper waterproofing.
     
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    Agreed. The specs may be a notch above anything else, but that doesn't mean it will translate in the real world much (although that larger battery is worth noting). Although I agree that this device doesn't look as good as the Moto 360, it's still better than any of the Samsung smartwatches that have come before.

    Also, that name really is awful. WTF were they thinking?
     
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    Tag and Fossil are creating one. Unfortunately, I'm sure they will launch with prices I can't justify for a cellphone accessory.
     
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    Yeah, in not sure about relying on actual watch makers is in anyone's benefit. Clearly they'll get in the game because it's the way of the future, but I'm expecting prices to go up before they go down, or quality may go down before they go up. The internals have nothing to do with actual watch making. Someone just needs a good designer for the externals. Internals are all phone tech, leave it to them to build it.
     
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