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

 

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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 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

 

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.

 

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.