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New LG G Watch will be round, we've got the teaser video to prove it

LG has released a short teaser video confirming that the G Watch 2, or perhaps G Watch R, will be round and it will be announced, if not launched, at IFA in Berlin in September. Is the Moto 360 still on your radar?
August 25, 2014

LG is letting us in on a little secret, their new G Watch will be round. LG has released a teaser video showing off next to nothing of the actual watch, but the message is clear, we are in for a whole mess of rounded smartwatches during IFA in early September.

Some are calling LG‘s new smartwatch the G Watch 2, but may now get the title G Watch R, as speculated from the video. We’ve previously learned that it will attempt to increase battery life and viewing angles by trading out AMOLED for the original G Watch‘s LCD display. We’ve also not yet confirmed if LG will try to get their Odin SoC in the device, or just stick with the tried and true Snapdragon processor.

LG G Watch 2 G Watch R Circle

There is not much else to learn here. LG even opted to leave the description of the video blank. However, slowly looking through the screen flashes of the video, we see many different renderings of the new G Watch. Plenty of round watch face designs, plus a bunch of tiny widgets depicting calendars, fitness and navigation tracking and more.

Be sure to check out our previous coverage of the new LG G Watch to get all of the info we have so far. Which, sadly, is not much.

What is most interesting here is that LG is making great moves in the wearables market, possibly even in line to beat Motorola to market with a round faced smartwatch. If LG didn’t already have the G Watch 2 in development back in June, I am sure they noticed that Google I/O attendees were happy with receiving LG’s square smartwatch for free, but what the crowd really wanted was Motorola’s round faced Moto 360.

LG G Watch 2 G Watch R Circle face

We now have a slew of round faced smartwatches headed our way, Moto 360 is due at IFA, Asus and HTC are due soon, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention that Apple is expected to launch a circular watch as well and now we can confirm that LG will launch a circle at IFA. These are exciting times for wearables, or at least for smartwatches.

We’ve asked you time and again if you’d rather the square Samsung or LG smartwatches over Motorola’s round watch offering, but now that there will be a handful of round watches to choose from, is Moto 360 still on your radar?