Every week there seems to be new announcements about different wearable technology. Sprint announced yesterday that they will be partnering with LG to offer the LG G Watch R (probably the best name I’ve ever heard) starting November 14th. LG’s G Watch R is the first, full circle P-OLED display watch powered through Android Wear by Google.
One of the highlights of this device is its compatibility. The G Watch R will be compatible with any Android smartphone running Android 4.3 or later. Additionally, here are a few of its features and specs:
- Ability to Receive Weather Alerts
- Displays Stock Information
- Social Network Notifications
- Fitness Tracking
|Display||1.3” Full Circle P-OLED|
|Dimensions||46.4 x 53.6 x 9.7 mm|
|Processor||CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400, 1.2GHz|
|Total Internal Memory||4GB eMMC* (user available memory up to 3 GB), 512MB RAM|
|Sensors||9-Axis (Gyro, Accelerometer, Compass), PPG (Heart rate monitor), Barometer|
|Dust & Water Resistance||IP67**|
|*||User available memory will be less.|
|**||The IP67 rating means that the product will maintain its operability even if it is gently submerged in a tank of still tap water at room temperature for about 30 minutes, up to a depth of 1 meter|
Out of all the available smart-watches, the LG G Watch R is (in my opinion) one of the most stylish tech watches. Although this watch does not have some of the features that the Samsung Galaxy Gear or the future Apple Watch have, it is a simple and stylish watch that has the benefit of not making you look like you are in Star Trek, unless that’s your thing. (More power to you)
What is your opinion? Would you trade off features for design? Tell us in the comment section below.