The G Watch R with model number of LGW110 is LG’s direct competitor to the Moto 360. It’s a round smartwatch with a completely circular touchscreen display unlike the screen of the Moto 360 which suffers from the “flat tire” effect.
Inside the G Watch R has specs that you would usually find on a mid-range smartphone. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor is running the watch along with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The timepiece packs a 410mAh Li-Ion battery to which LG says will last for 2 days before you have to charge it again. It also sports a couple of sensors which includes heart rate sensor, barometer, compass, accelerometer and gyroscope among others.
On the outside, you’ll find a full circle P-OLED 246 ppi display housed inside a stainless steel casing. The watch has an IP-67 rating which makes it resistant to dust and water up to a certain degree.
The design of the G Watch R is a big improvement from its predecessor. The beautiful P-OLED display is surrounded with a thin bezel which makes the watch all better-looking. The display is very vibrant and has good-viewing angles. Texts are easy to read even under direct sunlight.
Thanks to its spec and onboard sensors, the G Watch R is pretty much a smartphone. The Android Wear software with Google Now integration works really well thanks to the built-in mic. It’s a solid activity tracker as well as it can track your daily activities accurately.
- Full Circular P-OLED Display
- Mastercrafted elegant design
- Android Wear with Google Now
- Activity Tracking
- IP67 rating
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- The display is sharp with excellent deep blacks.
- Good battery life.
- Plenty of watch faces to choose from.
- The stainless steel construction coupled with IP67 rating is built to last.
- Excellent voice commands.
- Comfortable on the wrist.
- No wireless charging.
- Android Wear needs improvement.
- The leather bands are cheap-looking.
The G Watch R’s sports watch design makes it a desirable choice for men. It does look elegant and performs really well thanks to its specs. It may take some time before you get used to it especially if you small wrists considering how big the smartwatch is, but once you do, you’ll never feel anything with it since it only weighs at 62g. The G Watch R is still far from perfect. The Android Wear must be improved to give the smartwatch more functionality so here’s hoping that they can improve on that department. But if you don’t want to wait, the LG G Watch R is worthy of a choice.
The LG G Watch R is the first fully circular smartwatch that focuses more on style and less on software.