LG - G Watch R Android Wear Smartwatch for Android Devices - Black
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- Operating System CompatibilityAndroid
- 4 gigabytes
- Metrics MeasuredHeart rate
- 1.33 millimeters
- 3.3 feet
- Band MaterialLeather
- Product NameG Watch R Android Wear Smartwatch for Android Devices
- Data Plan RequiredNo
- Additional Accessories IncludedUSB cable, TA, charging cradle
- Model NumberW110
- Model FamilyLG Watch Style
- Color CategoryBlack
- Mobile NotificationsYes
- Alert TypeVibration
- 1.2 gigahertz
- 0.512 gigabytes
- Built-In MicrophoneNo
- Music PlayerNo
- Product TypeSmartwatch
- 3.3 feet
- Multi-Sport TrackingNo
- Wi-Fi CompatibilityNone
- Battery Strength IndicatorYes
- Battery TypeLithium-polymer
- Clock DisplayYes
- Display TypeLED
- Display ScreenYes
- Color DisplayYes
- Adjustable BrightnessYes
- Case ShapeCircular
- Clasp TypeBuckle
- Case MaterialStainless steel
- Case Back MaterialMetal
- Adjustable Band LengthYes
- Band Length0.9 inches
- Band Width0.9 millimeters
- Case Thickness0.38 inches
- Case Width1.83 inches
- 1.8 inches
- 2.1 inches
- 0.4 inches
- 0.1375 ounces
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 year
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 year
Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews(51 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great smartwatch|Posted .
Love my G Watch R. Originally purchase a moto 360 until I read about the flat tire situation on the bottom of the screen and antiquated processor inside; then returned it unopened. Works well as a time piece and notification center. If you purchase understanding the limitations of current smart watch technology due to its infancy you won't be disappointed. The guts and display of the G Watch R are as good or better than everything out there right now. 2 days battery life.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best Smart Watch PeriodPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
Let me 1st say, I have tried most smart watches out. Galaxy gear, lg gwatch, samsung gear live, moto 360 now the lg gwatch r. The Gwatch R is by far my favorite out. Pros: Looks Get ready for compliments and questions. The beautiful thing about this smart watch is it looks like a regular watch at 1st glance. Always on screen One of the main things I love about this watch is the option for always on screen. No blank screen here. Each watch face as its unique always on screen/watch face. Watch Faces This has some of the nicest watch faces on the market. All have great function and look very sporty. Think of Formula 1 tag . Screen Plastic oled screen. This screen blows away any smart watch screen on the market. Bright, vibrant and great thing about oled, it only lights the pixels it needs and keeps rest dark, that is how it archives amazing battery in always on mode. Feel Has a very nice quality feel with all metal design Swapable bands The thing I love about this watch is the design where you can use any band. The moto 360 had a poor design where the watch band was installed behind the plastic back. The design resulted in 2 cracking backs and on my 2nd, returned my moto 360 for the gwatch r. Band is standard 22mm and will take any regular band on the market. Battery As I write this, my watch started at 100% battery at 9am. Its now 11:45 pm and I use my watch heavly. On my moto 360, I would be in the teens for battery with the always on screen feature off. Right now, with heavy use, my battery reads 49% and that's with always on screen. Charging cradle Unfortunately, there is not qi charging but the dock lg uses for its watches is a close second. Simply set your watch on included charger and in around an hour, your fully charhed. Latest specs: Moto 360 opted for outdated Texas instruments CPU. Lg opted for snapdragon 400. Faster, snappier and quicker overal oh, and with better battery life to boot. Android wear OS This watch like the moto 360, gear live, Asus zen watch and lg gwatch is all powered by Googles latest OS android wear. Uses google now voice recognition and voice commands and makes Samsung's svoice look like outdated software. Dead on with the best voice recognition software out and a rapidly growing app store. This is the future of smart watch OS's. Cons: No qi charging I was spoiled with my moto 360 qi charger but I'm over it. Bottom line if you want a very sport smart watch that looks like a regular watch at 1st glance and will get you through what I'm guessing pretty close to 2 days, and able to use any watch band, this is your best bet. Android wear is almost in beta and will only get better with time. Go for it, you won't regret it.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best Smart watch on the market|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I am rating the LG R 5 stars because it's the best smart watch on the market. That isn't to say it doesn't have a flaw or two. Hardware: It lasts a full 2 days and charges really quickly. I usually just charge it for about 15 minutes every morning. I really like the fact that it looks like a regular watch when the screen is off. And like that I can put any band I want on the device. I recently switched it out for a rubber sport style band with a nice metal clasp. Cost for the band was just $8. Software: I do really like that all notifications go to the watch not just ones with specific apps. And I really appreciate that you can choose apps to block from notifications. I don't understand google decision to default to the phone for step counts when they are connected. I will leave my phone on my table when I am walking around and it ends up counting 0 steps. Same is true when I run on the treadmill. There are a lot of people complaining about that so I see them fixing it soon. And I think it would be a really nice to be able to have the heart rate monitor periodically check your heart rate. Say every 6 hours. Also wish it had stair count and sleep tracking. All in all I do recommend the watch. The software issues that I see will most likely get fixed in future releases. And the only hardware change that would be really great to have is a battery that lasts a week. But I don't see that coming for a number of years.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
love this watchPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
First off, i love the way the watch looks. I've always loved larger sized watches, and i think this one is perfect sized for my frame. It feels real solid and I don't walk around feeling like i have to protect it. Most of the other watches i shopped had that "please don't bump this into something" feel, but this watch has more of a "G Shock" feel. So let me break this watch down for everyone: Frame: a bit heavy but very solid. The side button does seem to stick out a bit much, but it's not bothersome. The watch face is nice and clean and I've never had any issues looking at a square object on a round screen with the exception of the last few words of a text message being faded out a bit. The heart sensor on the back is a little odd. I've ran it many times and I've noticed that it is a little inconsistent. I work for fire/ems and a hospital. I have double checked it to a stethoscope and is right on the money many times, and 30 beats a minute off at other times. I wear my watch pretty tight too, so I'm not so sure how else that can be fixed without moving the watch to the bottom side of your wrist. Band: i hated this band the first few days, but it softened up fairly fast and now i like it. It is on the small side for people like me that have larger wrists, really wish the band was longer. Battery: so i almost took this watch back for a refund after a few days. Between the band and battery, i just thought for $299 it wasn't worth the money. My watch received a firmware upgrade immediately after turning it on and i noticed my battery was draining fairly quick. About 4 days afterwards, my Samsung Galaxy S5 received an OS upgrade from android 4.4 to android 4.4.4 . Prior to the upgrade, my watch discharged at almost 6% an hour, and the watch never got more than 18 hours of use. I had the watch set to only display when i touched it to save battery and 18 hours was the max. This was incredibly frustrating knowing that my watch may not last long enough to make it back to the charger every night. After i received the 4.4.4 OS on my phone, my watch went from discharging at 6% an hour to 1.3% an hour. I now get about 2 days of use before needing to recharge it. This made me realize that the watch is really more of extension of the phone than a stand alone device. I've since added many more apps to my watch and haven't noticed any extra battery drain. Overall, after the few weeks I've owned it, I've now come to love this watch. Its real nice to be able to look at your texts, calendar, time, phone calls, emails, weather, music play controls, ect., without having to pull your phone out of your pocket. Both jobs i have don't want you to use your cell phone in public, and this watch is a great way to access and monitor your phone while being very inconspicuous about it. The app market is still very weak, but i could see a lot of potentially sweet apps coming. Also, the hardware specs give me confidence that LG will continue to provide this watch upgrades abs support for years to come, preventing this watch from becoming obsolete any time soon. I hope this helps someone. I had many questions that i couldn't find answers for, so i hope my experience will shed a little light on any concerns you have.
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Close but not yet.....|Posted .No, I would not recommend this to a friend
For me this is not what I am after. I’ll echo a little bit what others have said. It looks like an average affordable ($50) watch. It seems very well constructed and I expect it would last for some time. The screen is bright and clear, and I was able to get more than a day’s use per charge. I guess what fell short for me is the usefulness in day to day activities. I tried it for 3 days and ultimately decided to return it. What I Liked: - Receiving Notices of Texts, Calls, Alerts (cards). - Heart Rate Monitor (reading about 10% high compared to a professional grade blood pressure reader which it pretty good I think) - Easy to use / bright display - Band was comfortable and lightweight (but ugly to me) - Good Responsiveness - Good Battery Life What I did not like: - Instead of looking like a good quality watch, it looks rather cheap (like a teenager’s first watch). At least is looks like “real” watch instead of all the other ones out there. - Android Wear Cards (can’t customize, can’t control what shows up) - Most of the faces are bright and somewhat cartoonish. - Most of the time the watch only shows limited information forcing you back to the phone. Example; “OK Google, when is the next showing of The Hobbit”. This should easily come up on the watch, but instead I only get “open on device”. Similar results with many other requests - Can’t plug it in and used it as an always on night clock (it goes 100% dark while on the charger) - Can’t change the color of Cards, would prefer Black Background and white letters for more discrete viewing (example in a movie). The white it too bright. (This is an Android Wear problem, not the watch) - The Step Monitor is way off. I get better results from the phone than the watch. The watch is off by a factor of about 10X compared to my phone in my pocket or my wife’s Fitbit. - I really struggled to get the screens I wanted. For example if Runtastic was in “pause” mode I could not get that card off of my face until I restarted Runtastic. Often I would swipe a card away and it would just come back or open up full screen. I assume with more use I would learn the commands better. - The Band is fine, but nothing special, and it is a little hard to get on/off. At least it can be replaced with other commercial bands. Summary, I would say the problems are 80% Google Wear vs. the Watch. I assume after some time the kinks will be worked out and it will be more useful. But by that time there should also be more choices on the market, and maybe some that are more attractive or more features. I still think this is the best watch out there today based on Android Wear. If it was super attractive I might keep it. If it was super functional I might keep it, but as it is neither I will return it.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Nice device. Still an emerging product.|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I was not looking to buy a smart watch originally, but got interested as I researched activity monitors for my wife. I was impressed with on wrist notifications as well as step counter and heart rate monitor. If I were a fitness nut, I don't think this would have been my first choice, but I'm glad it tells me at least an idea of how active I've been. It does have a few glitches. First, it won't tell how many steps I had yesterday on the week summary. It shows all the other days, and by the next day the data shows ( for 2 days past). Not a big deal to me, since this is not my primary use. Second, I'm not too impressed with the battery life. Most days, it is about 30 to 40 % remaining at the end of day, so I get a full day, but I could not get two. If it is longer than other devices, then I couldn't stand them. The altitude is hard to set as is the compass to calibrate. Games and apps are a bit limited, but I think these will grow as the product becomes more widely used. Quirks aside, overall, I am very pleased with my LG G watch R and look forward to more apps. I love text and email alerts, weather, Google searches and the convenience it gives me to not always have to pull my phone out. I get a lot of people asking about it and complementing how cool it is. I think the next year will see a lot of growth in this product. For now I would say this is the best option.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Love this Watch|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
If you can afford the money, this is a fantastic watch. Battery life continues to be great. I have a ton of notifications, leave the screen on 100% of the time and use it to play music throughout the day. I take it off the charger at 7am and return it to the charger at 11pm. It normally has 30% or more battery life left. I would imagine I could get 2 or more days if I turned the screen off and turned off some of the notifications.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best smart watch on the market|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I have spent about a month researching the smart watch market, including all the information available about the Apple phone, and this watch has by far beaten all of them out. It's round and I can put any face on it that I want. It will warn me when I forgot my phone. It takes "OK Google" commands and the battery lasts a long time. What else do you want from a smart watch?