Most tech websites have raved about the LG G Watch R, AndroidPolice calls it “The Best Android Wear Has To Offer Right Now”. AndroidAuthority gives it a 9/10 and says that the “LG G Watch R offers nearly everything a potential smartwatch owner could want.”
Latest Update: 31 October 2014 – G Watch R Singapore Price
For the Stylish Multi-Tasking Techies, LG Singapore has announced that the LG G Watch R would be in time for Christmas present gifting. If you’ve got your hands full this Christmas, the LG G Watch R will be a godsend! Featuring voice control capabilities, just say the words “Ok Google” to ask for things such as party details or even to send text messages on your behalf. With its stylish looks and smooth, speedy performance, the G Watch R is the world’s first watch-style wearable to feature a fully circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display.
With personalization in mind, this smartwatch comes with a removable black leather strap that can be replaced with any 22mm wide watch strap.
Singapore Official RRP for the LG G Watch R : S$398
Availability in Singapore for the LG G Watch R: 15 November 2014 from major retailers and telcos (i.e. Challenger, Singtel, Starhub, M1)
It’s pretty obvious too. Design-wise, there isn’t much to compare against. The Moto 360 is the only other round watch, and the G Watch R bests it with a full round screen. The surrounding bezel is a typical sporty watch addition and it is not out of place on the watch design. One issue perhaps could be that such a watch design is more masculine and may not look too nice on ladies.
The G Watch R pushes the compelling argument further by using LG propreitary P-OLED display, for enhanced brightness and more importantly, great battery life. The system specifications is also better than the Moto 360. The Moto 360 uses the Ti OMAP 3 processor which can be a little slow. There’s very little bad points on the G Watch R. Perhaps, it is missing an inbuilt GPS sensor, which Sony Smartwatch 3 is equipped with, but the G Watch R is not so much a fitness band for the enthusiasts. For basic tracking and navigating purposes, it can use the phone GPS just as well. Lastly, the price, the official US or Singapore RRP has not been announced yet. However, it is now retailing at 323,000 KRW, which is around 306 USD or 392 SGD.
For those desperately eager to get your hands on a G Watch R in Singapore, you can now order from Qoo10 for Korea domestic sets. You can easily change the language to English. There’s an early bird special price of SGD 369, which is reasonable compared to the Korea RRP. Shipping is at $12, and from the reviews and comments, seem to be pretty fast at around a week. It is also cheaper than ordering the G Watch R from eBay. One thing to take note of is that warranty is limited to Korea only. Best that you consider it as a no warranty set. Suggest you wait for two more weeks and get it at the Singapore retail shops instead.