Just over a week ago, LG got ahead of the curve on all these IFA launches with news of its latest wearable, the circular-faced Android-Wear-running G Watch R. Now, we may be just hours away from getting the scoop on the start of Moto 360 sales, helping to scratch that round-smartwatch itch, but what if you’ve been spending this past week dreaming about the G Watch R, instead? When might you hope to be able buy this guy? At the time of its launch, LG wasn’t sharing any details beyond “early fourth quarter,” but today we’re finally learning the specifics, with word that the smartwatch will arrive on October 14.
That puts us five-and-a-half weeks away from the G Watch R’s retail debut, and while that may give the Moto 360 a nice head start, we wouldn’t be too concerned with the impact that might have on G Watch R sales, especially with it going up for sale well in advance of the lucrative holiday season.
What about the price? Well, this is a little less official, but The Wall Street Journal reports having heard form an LG spokesperson the not-at-all-hard-to-believe claim that the G Watch R will cost more than the original G Watch. That puts its price somewhere north of $230, but just how much higher remains to be seen. The Moto 360, for what it’s worth, may end up selling for just about $250.