Review: LG G Watch R – Not Quite the Full Circle Yet

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  1. Filament says:

    Hi, I think you need to change the title of the article to LG G Watch R. Coz LG G Watch is a different model.

    Btw I bought this watch just recently also. I’m truly loving it and continuously try to push the boundaries of what it can do. Coz actually, I dislike watches. I just don’t want to wear a watch coz it’s a burden and I’ve lost a good watch a decade ago. It’s my first and last RM 200ish regular Fossil watch.

    Until LG G Watch R caught my attention and interest. Can’t wait for the more mature Android Wear in the future! =)

    1. Andrew Cheng says:

      Thanks for noticing! Right on, I’m loving it as much as you do. Just wish Android Wear would mature sooner rather than later. 🙂

      1. Filament says:

        As much as I hate anything Apple, I am waiting for their Apple Watch to arrive so that Android Wear could adopt whatever great /practical features it might bring to the table.

        1. Emimarson says:

          I think you will be disappointed.
          Battery life of Apple Watch confirmed sucks.

          1. Filament says:

            That’s not my point. My point is, when Apple Watch comes out, definitely there would be some good features it will introduce, which will help directly or indirectly for Android Wear to adopt similar features.

            And yes, I think I know why Apple Watch battery will suck, first because I believe they’ll use a higher resolution screen, which would be more than 300 ppi to qualify then as retina display. This alone will suck battery. Then, I believe they’ll make sure the animation to be super smooth to impress people, which means the processor will be fully utilised like most of the time.

            In contrary, even though the G Watch R I’m wearing is considerably high end in term of specs, I do notice somehow Google throttled down the processor to not perform at full speed to preserve battery life. And that’s why the screen also lies below 300 ppi, to save power.

  2. TyroneS says:

    that type of leather give me cancer =(

  3. Guest123456 says:

    I still can’t find a reason to own one … Other than being a watch (duh!!!), showing phone notifications, health band (i really don’t need a watch to tell me whether i sleep well last nite), fitness band (too bad it still doesn’t have GPS, and i already have a Garmin Fenix 2), phone remote control and talk to it like gadget inspector, what other innovative killer app it can have??

    This piece of tech in fact has more promising and practical usage in medical and patient health mornitoring.

  4. amir says:

    Are you going to MWC 2015? Looking forward in Asus Zenfone 2 and LG G Flex 2. Please make a review about those phones.

  5. uat88 says:

    Make it cheap. But when is it coming to our country?

    1. Filament says:

      Officially you mean? No idea. With generation 2 smartwatch incoming, I doubt LG would give a crap about bringing this cool piece of tech over here. Heck, even the popular Nexus 5 also they don’t care to bring in here officially. LG Malaysia bodoh! And so is Motorola for not bringing in the 360 and Nexus 6.

  6. Ben Davenport says:

    I’ve had this watch for a month now and it’s brilliant. The screen is fantastically clear and sharp and the heart rate monitor works great on workouts. Although android wear is new I find the watch invaluable, with driving alot to receive notifications and check with a glance is very useful and with receiving a vibration on your wrist to remind you of appointments or work schedules is very discreet and makes you aware instantly. Another point i find useful is the Google maps navigation with it being updated regularly its very accurate and having the watch you don’t have to keep looking at the sat nav for your next turn/exit at you receive a helpful vibration to remind you of your turn or exit.

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