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LG G Watch R launch confirmed for 14 October

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.

It’s one of the pricier models around. It costs 352,000 won, which works out at about £204. That’s a direct translation though – the actual UK price is likely to be higher.

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.

How much would you pay for the G Watch R? Let us know in the comments.

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