LG G Watch R

LG G Watch R to drop in Europe first as global rollout starts

Most of the current smartwatches and Android wearables put in the market today – at least those worthy of note – can trace their very recent history back to IFA 2014 in September, because that’s where most of them got launched. This includes the LG G Watch R (the “R” stands for “round”) which was unveiled at Berlin and is slated to start its global rollout in November, with the first market to get the device being Europe.

LG G Watch R finally launching, first in Korea

We’re finally getting word that LG’s round-face smartwatch – the LG G Watch R – is finally launching, albeit in their home market in South Korea first. LG has had a history of doing that, and so we in the international tech community and consumers at large would have to wait just a bit more for the international launch.

Wear Tip Calculator uses round-face smartwatches to the max

Round-faced smartwatches like the Moto 360 and the soon-to-come LG G Watch R may look pretty, but aside from its shape, not much differentiates it from the more common square-faced ones. But of course developers would have to eventually create apps that would specifically look good and be functional as well on round smartwatches. Wear Tip Calculator may be one of the first to do so, and while its function is simple enough, it is pretty useful if you dine out often and have trouble computing tips.

LG details round-face G Watch R smartwatch

Motorola thought they had it in the bag with the first and only (so far, or so they thought) round-face smartwatch on the Android Wear platform with the Moto 360 (still yet to be released). But LG apparently had their ace in the bag when they announced their very own circular wearable with the LG G Watch R and this week at the IFA 2014 in Berlin, they finally displayed and made accessible the first smartwatch with a round P-OLED display.