LG G Watch R curved smartwatch set for IFA launch

Korean company's second bite of the Android Wear cherry?
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It's much rumoured that LG will be announcing a new Android Wear smartwatch to follow-up the G Watch that went on sale back in June – and if this teaser trailer is anything to go by we could have a new king of the smartwatch castle.

The screen-grab above indicates a round smartwatch for the Korean company’s second bite of the Android Wear cherry – a device that would directly compete with the Moto 360.

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The new LG smartwatch, purportedly called the LG G Watch R, is expected to be officially unveiled at IFA at the beginning of September. The giant German expo is set to be the launchpad of a number of new wearables – Samsung, Sony and Asus are all expected to be taking the covers off of their latest devices as well.

While there are no concrete details on the G Watch R as yet, we’re massively excited about its potential.

We were somewhat impressed with the original G Watch, although one of our biggest criticisms was its uninspiring design. Check out our full LG G Watch review.

If the newcomer is as slick as the promo video renders make out, the Moto 360 may already be playing second fiddle in the style-stakes.

Wareable will be reporting live from the Messe Berlin trade show floor all week – check out our dedicated IFA 2014 hub for all the latest news and analysis from the big tech expo.

Via: Engadget

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