LG has slapped a release date on its G Watch R smartwatch. It’ll go on sale on 14 October – that’s Tuesday – in South Korea.
We heard a rumour yesterday that this would be the release date, and now LG has confirmed it.
LG announced the G Watch R back in August. At its press conference at IFA last month, it announced the G Watch R would be released in October, though it didn’t name an exact date.
We’re still waiting for news of a UK release.
Like the Moto 360, the G Watch R has a round face, which makes it look more like a traditional timepiece than some smartwatches. The original LG G Watch was one of the first Android Wear smartwatches, though it failed to set the world alight.
Not only does the G Watch R look better than its predecessor, it also has a higher resolution screen. The R’s is 320×320 pixels, whereas the standard G Watch’s was 280×280.
While the G Watch R could be the priciest Android Wear device so far, it will still probably be cheaper than the Apple Watch. Apple’s techy timepiece starts at $350 (£220), though it’s more likely to be around £300 in the UK.
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