The G Watch R is one of the best smartwatches on the market, but it’s still far from a polished device. Android Wear needs more work, it feels odd talking to your wrist and the price tag is hard to swallow.
As with all the Android Wear devices the LG G Watch R will work with any Android handset running Android 4.3 or above – and there’s even rumours suggesting Google may open up compatibility to iOS devices too, so watch this space.
The LG G Watch R sports a full circle P-OLED display measuring 1.3-inches in diameter, making it slightly smaller than the 1.56-inch offering on the Moto 360 – but did I mention, it’s an circle!
While the 360 only has a resolution of 320 x 290, the smaller G Watch R is slightly higher at 320 x 320, giving you a clearer, crisper display.
Putting the two round watches side by side there’s a clear difference between them and the G Watch R certainly looks better.
It measures 46.4 x 53.6 x 11.1mm, making it slightly thinner than the 11.5mm Moto 360, and at 62g it’s lighter than the majority of mainstream analogue watches.
The LG G Watch R runs Google’s Android Wear platform, and the on-screen experience is pretty much identical to all the other smartwatches using the same software.
The G Watch R has been upgraded to Android Wear 5.0.1 since launching, bringing it inline with Google’s Lollipop update for phones and tablets.
• Operating System:Android Wear
• Screen: 1.3-inches, 320 x 320 P-OLED
• Processor: 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor
• Memory: 512MB RAM
• Storage: 4GB
• Connectivity:Bluetooth 4.0
• Dimensions: 46.4 x 53.6 x 11.1 mm
• Battery Life: 410mAh
• Price: BHD 120