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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

 
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Average user Score
 
70
ccolemanj
06.28.15
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
100
Pur3Bolt
05.25.15
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
90
rscarriganlaw
03.20.15
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
70
hussam1988
02.07.15
still feels like its in a early beta stage allot of things need a fix and also allot need to be added
 
90
hph
12.04.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
bstern
11.20.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
Jetson33
11.07.14
The best Android wear watch! I have had almost all of them. The Moto 360 was good but the screen cracked after a few days of wear. I got a new one and the screen protector for it is too small. Spent 2 hours on the phone with Motorola customer service and they never answered. Plus they don't return emails. Their customer service is as bad as the Pebble. The screen on that , turned into a digital mess, but they would never send me an return authorization. But this watch the LG G Watch R has a full real round screen unlike the Moto360 and the battery is waaaaaaay better!!! Looks like a real watch! Only thing missing is a light sensor, if it had that it would be perfect.