Style comes at a cost – G Watch R to cost 100 euros more than G Watch in Europe

August 28, 2014
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LG took us by surprise with its late night announcement of the circular G Watch R, but there were two important details missing from the official press release – the G Watch R’s price and availability.

Now, thanks to an apparent slipup of LG Germany, it looks like we found out the price, and it’s not good news.

According to the German press release announcing the G Watch R, the device will cost 299 euros, a full 100 euros more than the rectangular G Watch, released just a couple of months ago.

Since the specs of the circular G Watch are almost the same with those of its rectangular predecessor, the logical conclusion to draw is that you pay for the image. The circular P-OLED display may be more expensive and manufacturing costs could be overall higher for the G Watch R, but it looks likely that LG is trying to bank (at least partially) on the more desirable circular form factor.

In our open thread on the G Watch R and how it compares to the Moto 360, most of you said you’ll wait for details before making a decision, and the price is probably the most important detail of all. Motorola’s round smartwatch will probably cost $250 – if the G Watch R costs $300-$350 in the US, it may have a hard time competing.

The German press release also slates the G Watch R’s release date for October, though other regions may get it at a different time.

Comments

  • Jayfeather787

    Yeah… I love the round shape, but I don’t think it’s worth 100 dollars more than the the square version.
    Throw in a holographic display and maybe I will spend the extra! :P

  • ThunderCrackR

    If LG asks so much money simply for a round shape, what should Samsung ask for a curved AMOLED screen?

  • xoj_21

    love the design, but at that price i pass 250$ should be teh price. the G watch should not be more than 200$

  • jay

    That’s the new hobby from all these phone makers. Hope apple does
    doesn’t bring one