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LG G Watch R Release Date Reportedly Set for October 14

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If the Moto 360 is not the round watch of your dreams, and you are leaning more towards the G Watch R from LG, you may want to mark October 14 down on your calendar. According to the Wall Street Journal, who spoke with LG during IFA, the G Watch R will launch mid-October in select markets, with a still-unknown price. 

LG made the G Watch R official last week on Wednesday, so holding off availability till October 14 may seem hurtful to potential sales, but the company may have felt pressured to announce the device before it was ready for shipping given the hype surrounding the Moto 360.

Not only did LG show off its circular wearable, as even Samsung got in on the fun with the Gear S last week, but it features more of a curved design, rather than a circular display.

If the G Watch R was on your watch list, do you think you can wait until mid October for it?

Via: Wall Street Journal
  • Paul M

    with the Moto 360 being a bit disappointing, the LG R seems like the best round watch to me

  • Greg

    Still sad that at this rate, this will be out before my Moto 360 even ships, since I’m getting an estimated ship date of 10/27…. The more I look at this watch, the more it grows on me.

  • Stephen

    Any “watch” will have to have NFC for me to want it. I just don’t know if this one has NFC or not?

  • DanielMena9

    http://www.cnet.com/videos/moto-360-in-our-hands-at-last/

    CNET has published!

    $249 confirmed. $299 for stainless steel band later on. Swappable.
    Heart Rate Monitor. Tracks active minutes a day [No GPS :( ]
    24 hours of battery life.

  • DanielMena9

    F5-ing all the tech sites !

  • John Whitehead

    I will grab that watch the second it is available. Very nice.

    The only other watch I would consider is the Kairos. I just don’t feel good about placing a pre-order for 3rd quarter 2015 ship date!

  • thedonxr

    Please tell me you guys are going to be awake and posting at 11pm PST :-)

  • Defenestratus

    Not interested in a smartwatch that decides for me what kind of face that I want to put on it with that terrible hardware ring around it.

    That would look odd if I decided that I wanted to use a digital watch face.

    • Joshua D.

      And you know this based on personal use? You could say the same about the moto 360.

      How about waiting until you actually see reviews with them using different watch faces before jumping to conclusions.

      In other words, stop being a troll.

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      I hate the ambient light sensor that is present on the 360 if I have no intention of using that feature. Quit nitpicking. At least this looks like a watch.

  • SeanPlunk

    At the rate things are going it’ll be out before Motorola even announces a release date for the 360.

    (obvious troll post is obvious)

  • JWells

    I’ll throw this out there to see if there are a lot of others who feel the same way. I’m not interested in “wearables” so could you maybe create a filterable category so I don’t have to wade through all the watches crapola to see what’s happening in Androidville? If I’m being a freak about this then go ahead commenters and hate on me! :)

    • Bob’s Bilderbergers

      hate hate hate hate hate… Was that enough hatin? :)

    • JSo

      Seeing as though wearables is what’s happening in “Androidville” at the moment, this is what you are going to be seeing the most of.

      • JWells

        Well then, I’ll just go watch “Hoarders” on TV!

      • JWells

        While phones are going bigger and bigger screen, because people want a more usable display, we have wrist devices going tiny screen – useless display. Yup, makes perfect nonsense!

        • JSo

          Well they are meant to compliment your phone. Not replace them.

          • JWells

            I guess it’s all in how you roll, and we’re all wired differently so I’m not dissing on anyone, but I don’t need a wrist device telling me something’s going on in my pocket. I retired my wristwatch to a drawer years ago and have no intentions of going back.

          • MicroNix

            This!!!^^^^^^^^

      • MicroNix

        That statement is geek dependent. Wearables are not going to suddenly bring watches back to those that don’t wear them which is a huge majority of people. Additionally if I’m carrying my phone anyway since the watch can’t make calls on its own, its just a useless “hey look at me” device. If you can’t reach in your pocket to take a call or check a text, you are in sad, sad shape. But that’s just my opinion as someone yawning at these overpriced toys.

        • JSo

          I meant it like that’s what’s going on this week. Everyone is releasing smart watches. Not like “Smart watches are so happening, man.” lol

    • tu3218

      I can understand you not being interested in wearables, however they are still technology. Most of us here are tech nerds and regardless of our interest or not in whatever piece of technology, we still like to hear about the latest and greatest.

      • JWells

        That’s understandable. I’m just suggesting to DroidLife that they make them a category, not exclude them.

    • Joshua D.

      I’m not interested in your comment but I still regrettably read it.

      • JWells

        I knew there would be at least one a-hole, despite how nicely I framed my post!

        • Joshua D.

          Dude I’m just messing with you :). lol.

          • JWells

            Well . . . cool then!

  • Shane Redman

    The screen is set below that bezel…eh, it’s a no go for me. Nice product though.

  • ANDREW

    I was for sure going to buy the 360 and then they announced this. However with Android wear supporting GPS I kind of wanna wait until the refresh of these releases.

    • NexusMan

      Or wait to see if the 360 has built in GPS.

      • Tyler Durden

        We’ve been waiting long enough.

      • Dominick White

        Why is there a need for gps in a smart watch?
        Edit : serious question

        • ANDREW

          I am interested in more standalone functionality for exercise purposes.

        • DanielMena9

          As a daily runner, this is the number one feature my next watch must have.

        • NexusMan

          This is a use case provided by Google: “If you’re someone who likes to go for a run, it might be convenient to be able to leave your phone at home. So you can start recording your track with GPS on the watch. You can throw on some music and have a really enjoyable run. And when you come back home, everything will be synced up with the apps running on your phone.”

          • Dominick White

            Thanks for the reply, can see why it would be useful for runners

  • RoboCop

    Original down to $150, this one takes the $225 place to come just under Moto 360….crosses fingers

    • Joshua D.

      I think all these watches will drop to $200 or less during the holidays.

  • Tyler Durden

    The up close and personal pics are so sexy, dat aluminum. Premium product right there.

    • NexusMan

      Except it’s not aluminum. It’s stainless steel.

      • Tyler Durden

        Same stuff. Still premium.

        • NexusMan

          No quite, but yes, it is a marked improvement over the original G Watch.

  • Godzilla

    $400

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I’d say $300 max. A decent $70 upgrade from the Gwatch

      • firemanprice

        That’s the price my Martian Passport watch was $300.00 that’s the most I’d pay for a smart watch.

    • Tyler Durden

      You must have reached pretty far into your asss to get that number.

  • John

    Wait why isn’t LG keeping things a secret? LG got some nerve being a competent company. Learn from moto.

    • AbbyZFresh

      Moto? LOL.

      They’re the ones who messed up big time with their secrecy.

      • vOc627

        WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHH

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Read what he said again….

        • Godzilla

          She’s young

      • firemanprice

        It’s OK

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    This watch looks great. I don’t even mind the Built-In Bezel with the numbers because i’d probably never use a digital clock face. It just looks sweet. .

    BUT! The Gwatch is $229 . . . how much are they going to be charging for this thing? . . .

    AND! I’m going to say the 360 is going to take just as long to release……Why? Today’s rumor Android Wear 2.0 is coming on October 15th….I predict an longer wait (than tomorrow) for Moto’s 360

    • Joshua D.

      At this point the 360 might as well be a unicorn with YouTube videos providing the mythical lore.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        I really feel like the release date is still a month + off

        • Joshua D.

          I agree sounds about right.

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      Too bad you were wrong, it’s available now :P

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Woo-hoo!

    • Kevin

      prediction denied!

  • Eduardo Ortiz

    i just want the Moto 360 in silver with black leather straps

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    If Google Now was like 500% better at giving me stuff that I wanted, I’d probably be more excited about these watches.

    • Michael Bassett

      Android Wear 2.0 coming soon I read somewhere, should be a vast improvement.

      • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

        Cool. I have high hopes for the platform.

        • AbbyZFresh

          High hopes until September 9th comes of course.

          • xFrozenMANGO

            Sep 9? What?

          • JSo

            Apple

          • xFrozenMANGO

            Is Apple supposed to like, come out with a product and price it at $1200? pay for less? nah.

          • JSo

            I think that’s just what she means. I don’t care what they come out with. lol

          • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

            I think Apple will come out with something with some fitness based sensors.

          • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

            Apple’s $1200 product, the 13″ macbook pro, has an amazing screen, thunderbolt, and pci-e ssds that blaze. Not sure how you can find a comparable product at that price point.

      • Joshua D.

        I heard the guy over android wear said their would be several updates before the end of the year. I imagine wear will improve and evolve extremely fast compared to Android as it a much lighter OS.

    • NexusMan

      Have you tweaked your settings? I’m always surprised on the rare occasion I hear that, because it is always so dead on for me.

      • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

        I put my home and word addresses and a few stocks I follow. It often recommends really bad spam/linkbait articles based on stuff that I looked at on the web and I’m shocked that google even values these articles at all, as they would probably be penalized in search engine rankings.

        For example, i’ve been seeing really spammy asian tech site articles about moto x+1 fake leaks for the past 2 months in google now. wtf.

        • JSo

          I agree with the link bait articles. I hate them. But I don’t need those on a watch.

          About the articles though, I have been seeing stuff that I added to the updated News and Weather app on there in their own card. They are kinda older articles though but they come from the sources I read from.

        • NexusMan

          Yea, I occasionally get those, but just swipe them away. I also set my tv and video settings, and “everything else” including transportation, calendar, weather, etc… Something else i do that helps a lot, is whenever I search for something I DON’T want showing up in Google Now, I make sure to go into Incognito mode before performing my search. And if I don’t, I immediately delete it from history.

    • JSo

      As far as weather, sports and traffic alerts go, it does pretty well for me. I don’t know what else from Google Now I would want on a watch.

    • Joshua D.

      It depends on if your utilizing it correctly. Some people use multiple emails for different things. If you want to really use google now to its full I suggest using one gmail for everything. Use the same gmail for google now as you use for your internet. Like I use the same gmail for chrome on my phone and desktop and Google now will give me relevant news or information based on what Ive been searching for. Also use it for your online purchases, buying tickets for concerts or flights etc. Use it for your google play store and for all your Android devices. Google now is based on what gmail account you choose. If you use separate emails for everything I just mentioned above google now will almost never give you any info.