LG G Watch R with 1.3 inch Plastic OLED round display announced

After teasers taunting the Moto 360, LG has finally officially announced the LG G Watch R which is the company’s first smart watch with a circular display.


LG has announced the launch of the LG G Watch R, which is the company’s latest Android Wear smart watch with a round display. The watch has a 1.3 inch Plastic OLED display with resolution of 320 x 320. The display is said to utilize 100 percent of the surface area thus reducing any unused surface space.

The LG G Watch R has a stainless steel frame with an interchangeable 22mm calf skin leather strap. The watch is powered by a Snapdragon 400 processor along with a 512 MB RAM. The watch also has dust and water proof resistance and a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor which can be used to measure heartbeats. The watch is equipped with a 410 mAh battery.

Speaking about the LG G Watch R, Dr. Jong-seok Park, CEO, LG Mobile, said, “What we’ve noticed in the year of the wearable is that this is a category that can’t be compared to smartphones and tablets. Wearables are also accessories and consumers will want more than one to choose from. So we wanted to complement the modern design of the original G Watch with the classic look of the G Watch R. Customers can’t go wrong with either device.”

LG G Watch R specs:

  • 1.3 inch display
  • 320 x 320 pixels resolution
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4 GB internal memory
  • Android Wear OS
  • 410 mAh battery