LG unveils G Watch R ahead of IFA 2014

LG G Watch RNo more teasers, LG, the Korean giant, has officially announced its second Android Wear device of the year, – LG G Watch R. According to LG, G Watch R will be the world’s first watch-style wearable device to feature a full circle Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display that utilizes 100 percent of its display.

G Watch R comes with a 1.3-inch display, which LG claims will produce great image clarity even under bright sunlight and superb viewing angles.

Coming to specifications, it is powered 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor and packs 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a 410mAh battery. It is water and dust resistant with IP67 rating. In addition, G Watch R includes Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Compass, Barometer, and a heart-rate sensors.

The device will be released in Black and sports a stainless steel frame and interchangeable leather strap.

“What 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.

“Wearables 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,” Park added.

The LG G Watch R will be available in the market early in the fourth quarter of 2014.