LG G Watch R now available for P14,990 – a Quick Tour, Key Features

 

LG G Watch R, LG G Watch R Specs, LG G Watch R Price

Meet the coolest Android wearable from LG – the LG G Watch R. If your saw it on someone’s arm, with no notifications on its screen, or with the owner not doing anything on it, it might as well be just a watch. But a cool one!

LG G Watch R, LG G Watch R Specs, LG G Watch R Price

It’s not the thinnest Android wearable there is, but you hardly notice that thickness when you’re wearing the G Watch R.

LG G Watch R, LG G Watch R Specs, LG G Watch R Price

That’s the back, with those gold dots the contact points for the charging dock (more on that later).

LG G Watch R, LG G Watch R Specs, LG G Watch R Price

Maxene Magalona, LG product ambassador, pose with LG Philippines executives at the launch of the G Watch R, where the LG G3 Beat and LG G3 Stylus were also launched.

LG G Watch R, LG G3 Beat, LG G3 Stylus

Above, left to right: LG G3 Beat, LG G Watch R, and LG G3 Stylus. See LG G3 Stylus and G3 Beat inherit the G3’s distinctive features – Hands On.

LG G Watch R, LG G Watch R Specs, LG G Watch R Price

That’s the circular charging cradle of the LG G Watch R, above. Below is how it looks when the watch is docked and the charging cable is connected.

LG G Watch R, LG G Watch R Specs, LG G Watch R Price

 

LG G Watch R specs:

1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320)
1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 400
512MB RAM
4GB internal storage
9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer/ Compass)
Barometer
photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor – to monitor heartbeat
Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)
410mAh battery
Android Wear OS
SRP: Php13,990

 

LG G Watch R, Maxene Magalona, LG G Watch R Price

Maxene Magalona flanked by LG product girls.

 

Key Features of the LG G Watch R:

  • The world’s first watch-style wearable with full circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display at 1.3 inches, not like the flat-tire display of the Moto 360. Great color and viewing angles, even when outdoors.
  • Functional first, wearable-features second approach to design. Even if you never pair this with a smartphone, or if you rarely do anything on it, the G Watch R looks great in a sturdy, durable, stainless steel and aluminum profile.
  • 410mAh battery, the largest to date in an Android wearable.
  • Dus and water resistant, up to half and hour under one meter of water.
  • When paired with a smartphone, the G Watch R can deliver information on weather forecast, real-time traffic conditions, turn-by turn navigations, stock market updates, social media notifications, and travel and restaurant updates. The G Watch R also allows the user to track fitness goals and use the Ok Google feature to send a text message, email, or play songs through the Android WearTM music.

 

LG G Watch R, LG G Watch R Specs, LG G Watch R Price

Be sure to check out the two other LG devices launched alongside the G Watch R – the LG G3 Stylus and G3 Beat.

 

 

Author

Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.