LG to unveil LG G Watch R with round display at IFA 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

/ by Abhinaya
Earlier this year, LG announced the LG G Watch as its first Android Wear based smartwatch. Within months after the launch of the G Watch, there were speculations that the firm will be coming up with the second generation model with a round dial to compete with Moto 360. This new smartwatch that has been making rounds in the tech news for quite sometime is the LG G Watch R and it is all set to be launched at the IFA 2014 in Berlin.

LG G Watch R

Well, the LG G Watch R is teased by the Mobile Global YouTube channel of LG. The half a minute video footage does not reveal any specifications of the smartwatch other than revealing the circular frame, side mounted button and watch faces. Even the sensors such as step counter, distance meter and compass are featured on the smartwatch.

Going by the previous reports, the LG G Watch R will be features a Super AMOLED display panel that can conserve the battery life and provide enhanced contrast. As per the teaser, the G Watch R will use the entire screen display unlike Moto 360, which has a black bar at the bottom of the display.

Anyways, the upcoming LG smartwatch will definitely face a tough challenge with the competitors such as Moto 360, Asus’ smartwatch slated for an IFA launch and Apple iWatch that is believed to be launched on September 9.

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