LG G Watch R Preview
The LG G Watch R is one of the first smartwatches powered by Android Wear and comes with its stylish looks and smooth, speedy performance. The world’s first watch-style wearable to feature a fully circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display, the G Watch R was inspired by classical and premium timepieces. The 1.3-inch circular P-OLED display takes advantage of every pixel, producing images with stunning colour and accurate viewing at all angles, even under bright sunlight.
Different people expect a watch to mean certain things- some might want to make a fashion statement; fitness people need it to be a tracker, while others want it to be valuable. So LG is back with the G Watch R which is probably the undisputed winner of the beauty pageant, albeit dwarfing even the biggest wrists. But it comes with changeable straps, so you don’t have to get bored of the same look.
It looks like a spin-off of the standard diving watch. Even the bezel is numbered, and the winding key is basically the power button. The power button concept was a welcome idea especially after the pitiable situation in the G Watch which needed a charger to be turned back on once you turned it off. It has loads of perks like tracking lunar cycles and an altitude measurer that’s going to make those hikers out there really happy. The 410mAh battery life is promised to be two days (which feels like a bit on the lower side) but since LG is trying to slim down the watch as much as possible, a micro USB or a wireless charging slot would backfire. For touching the full two days, you’re going to need the standby mode a lot which, courtesy the plastic OLED, draws only 10 per cent of the full power. The screen is otherwise pretty bright with 300nits. But that’s a pretty satisfactory reserve of power to draw upon.
Designed and built to last, the LG G Watch R features a classic design encased in durable stainless steel and aluminum powered by a 410mAh battery, the largest in an Android Wearable to date. Like the original LG G Watch, the G Watch R delivers optimal performance through its powerful but efficient 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM. With an Ingress Protection rating of IP67, the device is completely protected from dust and water resistant for up to 30 minutes at a maximum depth of one metre. The G Watch R, designed with personalisation in mind, is compatible with any 22mm wide watch strap.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU, 4GB storage, 512 MB RAM and 4.0 Bluetooth gives it a pretty smooth functioning, giving you an overall good experience from the smartwatch. The premium looks combined with a host of good features gelling together smoothly is a good enough reason for you to get it.
- Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400
- Display: 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320)
- Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM
- Battery: 410mAh
- Operating System: Android Wear™
(compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above)
- Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro / Accelerometer / Compass), Barometer, PPG (Heart Rate Monitor
- Colour: Black
- Other: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)
LG G Watch R Preview