Take that, Motorola: LG teases G Watch R smartwatch with round display
August 24, 2014
Of the early Android Wear watches, Motorola's round-faced Moto 360 has raised the most eyebrows. Unfortunately, though, we're still waiting for the hyped watch to reach customers. It looks like LG has taken advantage of this wait to make a circular smartwatch of its own.
Today LG posted a teaser video that shows a round-faced smartwatch called the G Watch R. The short glimpse reveals a device that, like the Moto 360, looks a bit less like a smartwatch and more like a piece of jewelry. Unlike the Moto 360, though, the G Watch R's screen appears to be a full circle. Motorola's watch cuts off into a horizontal gap near the bottom of its otherwise round display:
Little else is known about the watch, but, given the G Watch branding, we suspect that it will run Android Wear. LG capped off the video with an "IFA 2014" tag, so we're sure to find out more in a couple of weeks at the electronics trade show in Berlin. Gizmag will be on the ground and we'll be keeping our peepers peeled for an official reveal.
If you want to see the teaser for yourself, you can check out the short clip below.