According to the Wall Street Journal, the LG G Watch R will have an October 14 release date. While unsure of the launch markets, the WSJ says this date is sourced directly from LG. We spent some time with the G Watch R today at IFA 2014 in Berlin, where LG told us to expect it sometime in Q4 of this year.
We were impressed with the materials and design, and the impression was that of a sports watch rather than a miniature computer strapped to your wrist. Most of all, we're happy to see LG embracing Android Wear and hope they — and other manufacturers — continue to build different styles based on Google's software.