Is anyone else excited for the future of smart watches? I'm really looking forward to it.
And not just because LG announced a redesign on their first attempt at a smart watch. The first unveiling of the LG G Watch featured a square face and more closely resembled the Samsung Gear Live smart watch.
Curiously, it was also missing an important feature - a power button.
So LG decided to go back to the drawing board, and I think they've come up with something more classic and sleek that looks like it will never go out of style. The new LG smart watch, the G Watch R, has been redesigned with style in mind.
Now featuring a round face, the G Watch R has a 1.3 inch plastic OLED display that is waterproof for up to a meter underwater and about 30 minutes. The plastic display is covered by a glass face placed in a stainless steel frame, and the strap is a removable/exchangeable calfskin leather.
This new model is still powered by Android Wear, the OS of choice for smart watches that features support for voice commands.
It's powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM, plus 4GB of internal storage. It has a heart-rate monitor, unlike the G Watch, plus a handful of health and fitness apps that should make the G Watch R a little more useful as a fitness tracker.
This redesign looks much closer to a classic round watch face and if the concept art is any indication, then round may be in for good. You can see the teaser of the new smart watch release below.
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Concept art for the LG G Watch R courtesy of LG and The Verge. Click the images for a larger view.