LG G Watch R to launch October 14

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The upcoming smartwatch from LG, which is the successor of the LG G Watch, is coming to the market this month, Yesterday (October 6th) LG posted on their official South Korean social media site, the LG G Watch R will launch on October 14.

The G Watch R is one of the most highly-anticipated smartwatches debuting this year, sharing most of the spotlight with the Moto 360. The reason these two smartwaches are drawing the most attention, is due to their round displays. Up until IFA 2014, all previous iterations of the smartwatch have had a square display/watch face. This didn’t help the aesthetics of the devices, nor the demand from consumers.

The LG G Watch R specs can be seen below.

Size 1.3 inches Full Circle (Full Circle) P-OLED (320 x 320)
Chipset 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 400
Sensors 09 axis (gyro / accelerometer / compass), pressure sensor, heart rate sensor
Battery 410mAh
Memory 512MB / 4GB
Operating System Android software (compatible with smartphones and Android 4.3 or later)
Waterproof and dustproof IP67 certification
Weight 62g
Color Black

Unfortunately a release date for locations outside of South Korea have yet to be announced. However, online UK retailer Expansys has listed the upcoming smartwatch for pre-order. It does not list a release date, but it comes in at the cost of  €219.99. Consumers in North America can probably expect the cost to be between $250-300. 


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