Smartwatches are the newest craze of mobile technology, and LG is one of the top manufactures of mobile technology. Combining both is almost surreal, and the second LG smartwatch release truly shows us just why. With the recent release of the LG G Watch R, many have already seen what the fuss is all about with the new, round, and refreshing smartwatch concept.
As we take a closer look into the LG G Watch R, we breakdown all the good, bad, and the ugly with LG’s newest mobile release. With the sales already surpassing expectations of most analysts, it will be interesting to see how it stakes up with other premium smartwatch releases in 2015.
The following LG G Watch R review gives you a great deal of insight so you can see what all of us already know.
LG G Watch R Specs
Featured on the Android Wear operating system, LG’s second smartwatch improves on the many things that the first was lacking. Improving the viewing angles while taking advantage of every bit of real estate, the circular display was only fitting. The round display improves the overall user experience by making the display fit the features, instead of making the features fit the display.
The round display also has some drawbacks as many consumers have said that it is too big, and definitely bulky. It literally takes a great deal of arm real estate which some have said makes it seem out of place.
The OLED display is one of the best LG G Watch R specs. The crystal clear display provides vibrant colors and really makes the on-screen displays pop. The display is perfect for viewing in all different types of lighting conditions which is much better than low-lighting aspects of other smartwatch displays.
Other LG G Watch R specs are as follows:
- Snapdragon Qualcomm 1.2 ghz dual-core processor
- 4 GB internal memory
- 512 MB RAM
- Micro USB charging cable
- 3” OLED display
LG G Watch R Features
Improving on the battery was a must for the LG G Watch R as it features a 410 mAh battery. This allows users to surf, text, and check email for a full 48 hours before charging. With normal day to day use, this will be considerably more than other premium smartphones.
Another strong feature of the G Watch R is the overall durability. The leather band itself may look cheap, but the composition makes it one of the strongest. Also, the stainless steel exterior withstands typical bumps and drops as the LG smartwatch is one of the most rugged.
- Rugged, durable design
- Long battery life
- Round display
- Fast processor
- Featured on the Android Wear Operating System
- No standalone GPS, but a feature of Android Wear
- Big, bulky design
- One of the most expensive smartwatches at $349