Jump to navigation
lg g watch r teaser

LG has teased plans for a new Android Wear smartwatch, just three months after it launched the G Watch.

The LG G Watch R will launch at the IFA trade show in Berlin next week and will feature a round face similar to the Moto 360.

A short clip, posted on LG’s official YouTube channel, shows a squared-off design being rounded out to form ‘a perfect circle’. A watch face then flashes on screen.

The move is somewhat surprising, given that LG’s G Watch is still relatively new. Reviews showed it to be very much a device for early adopters, while it seems the G Watch R will offer a more, ahem, rounded experience.

Android Wear has yet to become a mainstream success, although the slew of smartwatches set to debut at IFA could be a catalyst for that to change.

Asus is due to launch a budget smartwatch using Google’s platform at the event, while Motorola will tout another new model.

While anticipation surrounding the G Watch R and other Android Wear devices is palpable, the wearable-tech scene will not be complete until Apple’s launches its iWatch.

Industry wisdom suggests that the Cali tech giant's effort may not land until next year.



Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

Search news