LG G Watch R to start rolling out globally in November

Months after the LG G Watch R was announced, the company has finally started rolling out the wearable globally, starting with European markets.


LG has announced that the LG G Watch R, will start rolling out in the European market including countries such as France, Italy, Spain and the UK in the beginning of November. This would be followed by countries in North America, Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The watch would also be available on the Google Play store.

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, “While the original G Watch was designed to be a no-nonsense, pure Android Wear device, the G Watch R was developed with a more aesthetic eye. The G Watch R represents LG’s commitment to meld form and functionality together in perfect harmony and to create a device that not only looks great but more importantly, offers technology that makes life more convenient.”

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