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LG G Watch R

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76 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

In the fast-moving world of Android Wear devices, you don't get long at the top it seems. The G Watch R looks just as good as the Moto 360, and with the best battery life of any Wear watch to date, it (just) beats the Motorola in the battle for Android Wear supremacy. There's just the small issue of price to consider.

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Pros
  • Attractive design
  • Full circular display
  • Improved battery life
Cons
  • Not very unisex
  • Strap a bit stiff
  • A bit pricey
76 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

76
 

User Reviews

70
ccolemanj
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
100
Pur3Bolt
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
rscarriganlaw
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
77
Average Critic Score
 
80
Android Central
We haven't yet arrived at the perfect Android smartwatch. However you could make a compelling case that the LG G Watch R is a less imperfect product than its major rival, the Moto 360.
 
80
Stuff
It might not be as pretty as the Moto 360, but the G Watch R excels in every other area.
 
70
CNET
Although its stark design and beautiful face makes this the first smartwatch you might actually be happy to be seen wearing, its Android Wear software has a long way to go before it's anything more than a passing novelty.
 
80
TechRadar
The G Watch R is one of the best smartwatches on the market, but it's still far from a polished device. Android Wear needs more work, it feels odd talking to your wrist and the price tag is hard to swallow.
 
70
Android Police
The issue for the G Watch R is going to be, without a doubt, pricing. At $300, it's going to be hard to convince a lot of people to take the plunge, but I think those that do will be rewarded with probably the best Wear device yet, and by a significant margin.
 
80
Digital Trends
With a bright circular screen, a strong battery, and genuinely useful voice controls, the G Watch R is the best Android Wear watch yet. Sadly, it’s probably too large and sporty for some.
 
80
Engadget
The G Watch R looks just as good as the Moto 360, and with the best battery life of any Wear watch to date, it (just) beats the Motorola in the battle for Android Wear supremacy. There's just the small issue of price to consider.