LG G Watch vs. LG G Watch R

Faster than thought brings LG with the new LG G Watch R already his second SmartWatch with Android Wear as an operating system on the market and the But is the new clock is now better than the old to match the upcoming IFA 2014? We have the two gadgets times compared with each other a bit and since it appears that a lot is yet so different.

The first two watches as Google’s new platform for wearable devices called Android Wear imagined (the contribution) were quickly presented with the operating system: The Motorola Moto 360 and the LG G Watch. While the LG-clock at the end of March, its first appearance, the official start (the contribution) was significantly later but that’s another story. While Motorola dares a smart clock with round display, LG is the classic way and grabs a square display in the Smart Watch. But now LG pulls at IFA 2014 with the LG G Watch R by itself and offers a round clock with Android Wear at what shouts downright after a comparison of the two models from LG.
LG G Watch and LG G Watch R in check facts

Specifications G Watch G Watch R
LG G Watch LG G Watch R
1.65 inch IPS display, 280 x 280 pixel 1.3 inch P-OLED, 320 x 320 pixels
240 PPI pixel density 348 PPI
Snapdragon processor 400 Quad-Core with 1.2 GHz, GPU: Adreno 305 quad-core Snapdragon 400 with 1.2 GHz GPU: Adreno 305
RAM 512 MB ​​512 MB
Memory 4 GB 4 GB
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Dimensions 46.5 x 37.9 x 9.95 mm n / a
Weight 63 n / a
Polycarbonate housing Stainless steel, calfskin strap
Battery 400 mAh 410 mAh
Standby 36 hours n / a
Android operating system Android Wear Wear
Waterproof IP67 IP67
Sensors gyroscope, accelerometer, e-compass pulse, gyroscope, accelerometer, e-compass, barometer
Other Replaceable silicone / rubber strap Replaceable calf leather strap, possibly Wireless Qi
RRP 199 € 299 €
Design and processing

The biggest and directly apparent difference between the two watches is the display: The LG G Watch has a square display while the LG G Watch R has a circular display. This LG to snatch something from the great enthusiasm for Moto 360 tries, especially the LG-round clock has so taken over some of the competitors. From the still coming to IFA 2014 competitors from Samsung, HTC, Sony or ASUS times to mention.
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Because instead of a rather cheap-looking plastic housing is the watch case of the LG G Watch R stainless steel, while the bracelet as quality calf leather will be. But in other things, the LG G Watch R is an improvement over the first generation of LG SmatWatch. Thus, a sensor for measuring the pulse is now also fitted as well as a barometer. During the pulse-sensor yes is still understandable to some extent for athletes and other SmartWatch users, the sense of a barometer may be a little challenged in a smart clock.

Another advantage of the LG G Watch R with respect to the quadratic model is the P-OLED display. In an OLED display black pixels are simply deactivated pixels, so that no energy for lighting these pixels is consumed. And as a display happens to the biggest energy guzzlers, the endurance of the LG G Watch R should lie on a single charge theoretically well above the LG G Watch. One of our biggest criticisms of the LG-clock. Nevertheless are the only minimally larger battery of the LG-round clock reason for concern that there is hardly anything has changed.

A difference to the motor 360 is in the way, R LG Watch still and that is a sensor for detecting the lack of brightness. While this has the advantage that LG can obstruct a really hundred percent circular display without a little black bars to have to accept On the other hand, the brightness of the clock display does not automatically high as in the Moto 360 and settle down.

Nevertheless, it can be said the bottom line is that the LG G Watch R represents a clear improvement of the first Android-Wear-generation of LG and the same in many respects. However, whether it justifies the additional cost of 100 euros for square LG G Watch, you have to decide for yourself.

September 1, 2014


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