LG Electronics has officially announced the company’s new wearable device, the LG G Watch R that features a 410mAh battery with 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and interchangeable 22mm straps. It’s also rated IP67 for water resistance. Two notable changes with the LG G Watch R over the original G Watch is that it features both a heart rate monitor underneath and a power button on the side of the device.
“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,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “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 Specifications:
- 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320)
- 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 400
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB internal storage
- 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer/ Compass)
- photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor – to monitor heartbeat
- Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)
- 410mAh battery
- Android Wear OS
The LG G Watch R will be available early in the fourth quarter of 2014. If you can visit the IFA 2014, you can see LG G Watch R up close in Hall 11.2 of Messe Berlin from September 5-10.