The LG G Watch R was one of the first smartwatches to grace the growing smartwatch industry. It operates on Google’s Android Wear operating system and is compatible with Android 4.3 or higher. It offers all the functionality associated with the Android platform and has a square screen, which is considered as more practical than its round counterparts, at least in terms of touch screen usability.
The aspect that strikes the most about the G Watch R is its simplicity, especially in terms of design. It offers a round touch screen display with a thick black bezel. It has a stainless steel case, which also works as a Bluetooth antenna. The strap is made out of jet black rubber with a matte finish. The 22mm band can be swapped out to achieve a different look. The watch is 9.96 mm thin and weighs 63 g, offering a lightweight package for its users. The watch is also available in two different colors: black and white.
The G Watch offers a 1.65 inch display screen with 280 x 280 resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 for durability. The display stays on at all times to maintain the look of a traditional wristwatch, but it does offer the option to turn it off to conserve battery life. The touch screen is completely responsive and seamless, which helps create an intuitive user experience.
The G Watch R is charged using a custom dock, which is powered by a micro USB cable. The watch’s battery life is considered as one of the best so far, lasting more than a day on average.