Today’s a big day for Android Wear: the Moto 360, one of the two smartwatch models to officially kick-off the platform all the way back in March (has it been that long already?) has finally arrived, and sales of the model open today. But in taking its sweet time to get here, another round smartwatch has jumped into the race, and last week’s launch of the LG G Watch R brings Motorola maybe its most direct competition yet. Will the LG model manage to impress us in quite the same way as the 360 has managed to captivate? We went hands-on with the G Watch R at IFA in Berlin to lean for ourselves.
As probably shouldn’t be a surprise, there’s a lot to like about this wearable. The novelty of the circular display aside, its screen quality is also quite impressive, especially compared to the first-gen G Watch. Design decisions like the way that screen’s a bit recessed into the case also help inspire confidence in the wearable’s build, giving it an air of ruggedness.
But enough talk – half the fun of these circular Android Wear models is seeing them in action. For that, just follow us down to the clip below.