Comparison: LG G Watch R vs. Moto 360 vs. Samsung Gear S

Last night, the tech industry was treated to two new smartwatches from LG and Samsung, the G Watch R and Gear S. Both will go head-to-head with the Moto 360, a watch that is easily the most anticipated in the history of smartwatches, thanks to its round display. It’s a good time to be a smartwatch watcher.

We aren’t sure what has taken Motorola so long to release the 360 or provide us with official details on its features, but in that time, LG managed to create and unveil their own round watch, while Samsung attempted to do the same. The Moto 360 should still hit store shelves before either of those, though, so we wanted to put it up against the other two, to help you decide if it is still the watch for you (most of you are saying it is) or if waiting it out is the better option.   (more…)

LG G Watch Round Stops at FCC as Model LG-W110

At the beginning of this week, a new smartwatch from LG with a round face was nothing more than a rumor that was somewhat difficult to believe. Fast forward to today and we have both video and image teasers from LG for a watch that is indeed round and will be officially unveiled at IFA next week. It’s name could be G Watch R or R Watch or something completely different, but it is coming. To make matters even more official, the watch has already stopped by the FCC under model number LG-W110(more…)

LG Will Unveil a Round Smartwatch at IFA, Takes Dig at Moto 360 in Teaser

Rumors of a new LG smartwatch making its debut at IFA in Berlin over the first week of September popped up a week ago. Those are no longer rumors, as LG unveiled an official teaser this morning for its latest smartwatch that will indeed be shown off at IFA. And guess what? It will be a round smartwatch. Call it the G Watch R or G Watch Round or whatever you feel like, one thing is certain – the Moto 360 now has a competitor in the round smartwatch space.  (more…)

Report: LG Plans Sequel to G Watch, Unveiling Possibly Set for IFA in September

According to Korea Times, who source an unidentified LG official, the Korea-based manufacturer is almost finished on the second version of the G Watch, its Android Wear-powered smartwatch that was made available only a couple of months ago. Reportedly titled G Watch 2, the smartwatch is apparently a bit more high-end, set to compete with Apple’s upcoming “iWatch” device.

While the LG official claims that the G Watch 2’s unveiling is set for IFA, it was not specified if the watch would see a global unveiling or simply a client-only behind-closed-doors unveiling for VIPs. The one thing made certain was that it would be ready in time for IFA, though.  (more…)

Minuum Teases Keyboard for Android Wear Devices

Not content with Google Glass, the folks behind Minuum are tackling the input problem on Android Wear.

According to Minuum, “oodles” of people want a really tiny keyboard they can use on their watch, a call which the developers are pleased to answer. While the team has already revealed a prototype version of the keyboard for circular devices, a video released today shows the square design.  (more…)

First 3rd-party Launcher Released for Android Wear Smartwatches

Third party launchers are some of our favorite applications, so now that they are hitting Android Wear devices, you can imagine how excited we are. This weekend, the first custom launcher hit Google Play for Android Wear, titled Wear Mini Launcher.

With Mini Launcher, users can quickly access any application and system setting they have on their smartwatch. To access, all you do is swipe to the right from the top left corner. A semi-transparent drawer will slide out, revealing helpful shortcuts to whatever you might need.  (more…)