LG finally revealed the global launch dates for its response to the circular Moto 360 smartwatch. The LG G Watch R is scheduled to arrive in a number of European countries early next month, with other regions to follow shortly after. LG wasn’t too big on specifics, but mentioned that some of the countries that can expect to see the device at the beginning of November include France, Spain, Italy, and the UK. The latter will in fact be able to sell it even sooner according to UK retailer Clove who says that it will have the device in stock tomorrow. Clove presumably struck an exclusive deal with LG as the rest of the retailers in the country will only be able to sell the LG G Watch R in early November.
The Android Wear smartwatch will also make its way to “key markets” in North America, Asia and CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) at some point following the European launch. The manufacturer said that the LG G Watch R will also arrive in the Google Play Store in the “coming weeks”. There aren’t any other details available at the moment so I guess we’ll have to wait until the device releases in Europe to learn anything else. That said, it’s pretty safe to assume that the LG G Watch R will become available in quite a number of markets by the end of the year.
LG’s first circular smartwatch comes equipped with a 1.3-inch P-OLED display with 320 x 320 pixel resolution. Hardware-wise, the LG G Watch R features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with 1.2 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage memory and 410 mAh battery. The device also features IP67 certification and a number of useful features including heart rate monitor and barometer.