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LG again teases circular display G Watch R ahead of IFA reveal

After teasing a round watch over the weekend, LG has now posted an image of the G Watch R on Facebook, giving us a slightly better look at the upcoming smartwatch. While details regarding the device are slim, LG is slated to unveil the device at the IFA next week.

From the image, we can see that the G Watch R will feature thicker bezels than those on the Moto 360, which is also scheduled to make its debut next week. Seems like the circular watchface is all the rage these days, as Samsung is also rumored to launch a round smartwatch later this year.

Like what you see with the LG G Watch R? Think it can take on the Moto 360? Join the discussion in our forums, and start speculating about the hardware as well as the connected features the smartwatch will likely include. We'll be at the IFA next week and will be brining you a better look at the smartwatch.

Source: Facebook (LG); Via :GSMArena

Update: We've monkeyed around with the G Watch R teaser image a little to bring some of the details out of the shadows. The significantly brightened image below gives a clearer view of what the G Watch R might look like, albeit with some artifacting.

LG G Watch R

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

16 Comments
  • This thing eats the Moto 360 for breakfast Posted via Android Central App
  • Meh, just not doing it for me. Perhaps the IFA reveal will intrigue me more but I doubt it. Posted via Android Central App
  • Bye bye moto 360.. G Watch R it is :)
  • Looks great, basically looks like a normal watch I would laugh so much if this comes out before the moto 360
  • Motorola had pushed it back too far. I have waited for what feels like several months for their round watch. Unless it has something extra and very compelling I will probably go with lg hardware to go with my nexus 5 and lg g3 Posted via the Android Central App
  • This! Posted via Android Central App
  • I'm not so sure how easy swiping the screen will work with raised bezels......
  • I think it actually looks really good. It is probably the first smartwatch that looks like a real watch (outside of the martin, but that only has a small notification window).
  • With a glass display, I think the raised bezels are a great idea. It'll hopefully protect the screen a bit more. I smack my Pebble into doorknobs, desks, etc. often enough that if it were glass, I'd probably have broken it by now. Also, I bet the larger bezels mean that it's a full circle screen, without that black bit across the bottom.
  • Did you see the first teaser? It clearly fired shots at Moto with its animation of a full circle.
  • Yes, I don't think the tagline "smart comes full circle" is a coincidence. Posted from my Nexus 5, behind seven proxies
  • This will go perfect with my lg g3. And hopefully my nexus 6 at end of October. Posted via the Android Central App
  • This looks really nice. Posted via Android Central App
  • If it's 9:10 on the watch face, why is the hour hand so high? I hope the "DEC" isn't a hint at it's launch date. That would suck.
  • This doesn't do it for me, MOTO 360 still looks classier and sexy than this!
  • any rough ideas on how much smaller this perfect circle display is compared to the 360? i'm tending to like the styling of the 360 that hooks the wrist straps behind the watch face, partly resulting in more display area (even with the reduction due to the non-display bottom).