It seems that the smartwatch market will soon be flooded with round shaped smartwatches, firstly the Moto 360, then the Samsung Gear S and now the LG G Watch R.
Today LG officially announced the circular Android Wear smartwatch, the G Watch R, for which the company was teasing for the past week.
Unlike the Moto 360 having a dead space at the bottom of the display, the G Watch R doesn’t feature that and has a full 360 degrees display.
Motorola has used the dead space for the ambient light sensor and other display drivers, but without a dead space we don’t know how LG has managed the sensors on its circular watch.
As far as the specs are concerned, the G Watch R features a 1.3 inch OLED display and powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.
It holds 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, IP67 certification for water resistance and packs a 410mAh batter, a minuscule 10 mAh better than the original G Watch.
It also offers interchangeable straps, a heart rate monitor underneath and a power button on the side of the device. The G Watch R will go on sale in early Q4 of this year, but LG has not shared the pricing details of the device, except that it will “vary by market.”