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G Watch R Hands-On: The Best Round Android Wear Smartwatch?

LG opened up its doors at the IFA 2014 trade show in Berlin on Thursday and let us finally have a look at the brand new G Watch R. And boy is it a beauty.

The G Watch R is much, much more attractive than the original G Watch and offers a steel body, a circular face with a P-AMOLED display that’s super bright and easy to see and an industrial design that mimics that of a standard timepiece. I thought I was excited for the Moto 360, but now I think LG has won my heart.

During our brief time with the device we found that it was weighted really nice, particularly on the wrist, and liked that it didn’t actually look like a smartwatch. Really, aside from the glowing display, it looks like something you’d find in any jewelry store, which is exactly where smartwatch makers are probably trying to steer the ship.

Check out the G Watch R for yourself in our hands-on video above.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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