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LG’s New G Watch R Goes on Sale in the U.K.

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Android Wear fans in the U.K. can now pick up LG’s stunning new G Watch R. The device isn’t yet available from Google Play, but Amazon.co.uk is already offering it with next-day Prime shipping for £225 (approx. $356).

That’s £70 (approx. $110) more than the original LG G Watch, but you’re getting a much more attractive device made from more premium materials — in addition to some extra features. The G Watch R is round, made out of stainless steel, and it comes with a leather strap as standard.

It’s very much LG’s answer to the very well-received Moto 360, and the Taiwanese company likes to point out that’s it’s the “world’s first full circle” screen — without the small black bezel the Moto 360 has at the bottom of its display.

In addition to that P-OLED screen, the G Watch R is water-resistant, has a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 4GB of internal memory, 512MB of RAM, and a 410mAh battery. It also has a built-in heart rate monitor, unlike the original G Watch.

While LG’s first Android Wear device was built to be a “no-nonsense, pure Android Wear device,” the G Watch R was designed “with a more aesthetic eye,” according to LG President and CEO, Dr. Jong-Seek Park.

If you haven’t yet decided if it’s the right Android Wear watch for you, check out our unboxing and first impressions. You can also see how it compares to the Moto 360 in our battle between the most beautiful smartwatches available right now.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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