LG finally released the details about its newest wearable device, the LG G Watch R. The LG G Watch R which will be unveiled at IFA 2014 in Berlin is the world’s first watch-style wearable device to feature a circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display and utilizes 100 percent of its watch face.
The LG G Watch R is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and 410mAh battery. The 1.3-inch full circle P-OLED display produces stunning image clarity even under bright sunlight and superb clarity when viewed from any angle.
With an Ingress Protection Rating of IP67, LG’s new Android wearable can run for up to 30 minutes in one meter of water. The Android wear features voice recognition notifications and can monitor user’s heartbeats via an embedded photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor and LG health and fitness apps.
The LG G Watch R allows its users to view missed calls and messages, upcoming meetings, events and local weather forecasts and can also run all compatible apps in Google Play store.
The LG G Watch R has a drop-dead gorgeous design with its circular watch face, classic steel frame and 22mm calf skin leather strap.
“œWhat we’ve noticed in the year of the wearable is that this is a category that can’t be compared to smartphones and tablets,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “œWearables are also accessories and consumers will want more than one to choose from. So we wanted to complement the modern design of the original G Watch with the classic look of the G Watch R. Customers can’t go wrong with either device.”
The LG G Watch R will start rolling out fourth quarter of 2014. Pricing will be announced at the IFA 2014.
LG G Watch R Specs:
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
Other: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)