LG G Watch R: Is it the best smartwatch yet?

By Digit NewsDesk | Updated Nov 06 2014
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The smartwatch industry is still at a nascent stage, but manufacturers are taking new strides every day. Perhaps no one has taken a bigger step yet than LG. A smartwatch needs to be as much about fashion as it is about technology, which is where the LG G Watch R lays its real claim. But there's more to it.

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Stylin and profilin..

Watches have long been more about fashion than actually just telling the time and the G Watch R gets this right. Yes, the Moto 360 was the first to actually resemble a watch, but the G Watch R looks like the smart version of an old school stylish Casio G Shock watch.

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Round dials I tell you..

That's what watches need. It looks way better than the Moto 360 and the round dial on the sides provides some protection to the screen. We've already banged our test unit for the Moto 360 on doors etc. a few times and though the screen is intact and void of scratches, we wouldn't want to risk it.

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And a touch of metal..

Leather bands are good, but it's hard to argue against a metal strap on your smartwatch. You can snap one on the LG G Watch R and make it resemble the Casio G Shock even more.

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Put your heart in it..

The heart rate sensor on the back probably raises the price a little bit, but this handy little gimmick may attract a lot of users, especially the health conscious ones.

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Lasts long, very long

While the G Watch R isn't the perfect smartwatch in terms of battery life, early reviews say that it has the best battery life in the market right now. While our test unit for the Moto 360 tops out at one day under regular use, the G Watch R seems to be able to run two full days.

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Pocket friendly?

Yes, you can keep it in your pocket. You'll probably have a lot of space their anyway after you've spent $299 (Rs. 18,300 approx.) on this. To put it in perspective, the Moto 360 costs $249 in US and is priced at Rs. 17,999 in India. Perhaps the only bothersome aspect of the G Watch R.

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Snapdragon and Android Wear..

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC inside along with the Android Wear platform means that the G Watch R doesn't compromise much in terms of performance.

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