Android Wear got off to a lukewarm reception among the enthusiasts mainly because of complains about poor display and battery life on the watches that were first released. The likes of LG G watch and Samsung Gear Live were not the run away hits also due to a squarish design while people preferred a more circular display. This is why, Moto 360 was able to correct a lot of damage that was done, but Android Wear remains a bit of a debating point among the fans of wearables market.
One watch that has offered more hope and will emulate the success of the MOto 360 is LG’s LG G Watch R. As you can guess, the R in the title stands for Round, and therefore the watch is a round version of the LG G watch that we have seen. The watch was on display at IFA and those who did get some time with the watch, called it the best Android Wear product yet. Despite the stainless teel build, the watch has a sporty look, rather than the more classy look given by the Aluminum metal chassis of the Moto 360. It has a 1.3 inch round display with a 320×320 display and is powered by a Snapdragon 400 SoC with 512 MB of RAM.
At that time, no release information of the watch was given out, but looks like the G Watch R is all set for a rollout beginning next week in Korea. The global rollout of the same is expected post that. The watch will cost 352,000 won which is roughly about Rs 19,500 in Indian Currency and will start shipping on October 16th in Korea.