LG Android Smartwatch Review: LG G Watch R with a Traditional Watch Appearance

It has been almost two years since the LG G Watch R entered into the market. But still today, it is one of the most popular smarwatches on the market. In this LG Android smartwatch review, you will find the reason behind its popularity, along with some of its issues. Let’s take a look at it.

LG Android Smartwatch Review - LG G Watch R with a Traditional Watch Appearance

LG Android Smartwatch Review: Design

The great design is one of the main factors that still make the LG G Watch R highly popular. Despite being a smarwatch, it looks quite similar to a traditional watch, which is definitely a cool thing. Having a thickness of only 11.1 mm, the LG Android smartwatch has become thinner than Moto 360. Its leather strap is really comfortable to wear. Being IP67 certified, the device can be taken to the swimming pool without any issue. However, we have noticed some issues with the design. For instance, the watch bezel looks like plastic. It has taken away the premium feeling of the device. Moreover, the strap doesn’t look premium at all. It looks really cheap.

LG Android Smartwatch Review: Display

The 1.3-inch P-OLED display has a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels, which is higher than the Moto 360 display. As a result, it produces a sharper and clearer view. The Always-on technology is a welcome addition. So, you don’t need to wake the display to check the time. But sometimes, you might face problem with reading the messages on the display in the direct sunlight.

LG Android Smartwatch Review: Fitness Options

The step counter of the LG G Watch R is very effective for tracking your daily progress. But it doesn’t have any advanced analysis option. So, it will be difficult for you achieving your monthly fitness goals. Like the other top notch smartwatches, it does feature the heart rate sensor. But similar to the step counter, it has a very little functionality for analysis.

LG Android Smartwatch Review: Performance

Like the other smartwatches in its class, the LG G Watch R comes with the 512 MB RAM. However, it comes with a better processor, which is Snapdragon 400. As a result, it can outperform smartwatches like Moto 360. You can move around the interface very smoothly. All the apps are loaded very quickly. As a result, it deserves a great feedback from our in our LG Android smartwatch review.

LG Android Smartwatch Review: Battery

The LG G Watch R sports a bigger 410 mAh battery. As a result, it can last longer than its competitor. With a single charge, it can make two days comfortably. Other popular smartwatches, like Moto 360, can last a day and a quarter.

LG Android Smartwatch Review: The Verdict

Yes, the LG G Watch R has some issues. But considering the cheap price tag of $129.07, along with the great hardware and battery performance, the LG Android smartwatch looks to be a great bargain for your money.

This is the end of our LG Android smartwatch review. What do you think about it? Share your thoughts by hitting the comment button.

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