Watch Out Moto 360, There's Another Gorgeous Android Wear Watch

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Motorola's 360 was the first beautiful round Android Wear, but it's certainly not the last. LG is bringing one to the table as well, the LG G Watch R. Not to be outdone, LG's second Android Wear outing has a few fancy special features of its own: No "flat tire" on its screen and a ring of ticks etched around the outside.

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The LG G Watch R sports a 1.3-inch P-OLED display, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, a best-in-class 410mAh battery (better than the G Watch and the Gear Live though we still don't know what the 360 has), a heart rate monitor, and is waterproof for up to 30 minutes in three feet of water.

Illustration for article titled Watch Out Moto 360, Theres Another Gorgeous Android Wear Watch
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As for that face, you'll notice the lack of a black-spot at the bottom, like the one you can't unsee on the Moto 360—a point LG is keen to drive home, (rightfully) calling the G Watch R the first wearable to use "100 percent of its circular display."

As for the tick marks around the side? Yes, those are etched in, so expect any pure digital watchface to look a little goofy. But what are you doing using a digital watchface on a beautiful round screen anyway? Besides, this is exactly this kind of hardware innovation that'll make Android Wear devices fun and different if also occasionally weird and dumb.

The G Watch R will be available later this year with price announced at launch.

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OrangeYouHappy

LG for sure dropped this picture to try to take the wind out of Moto's sail.

I still think the 360 is a better looking watch. Even with the "flat tire" the perfect circle casing looks better. Although I'd have to see a real picture of this to make a better comparison.