My new LG G Watch R

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by DakotaGuy, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    Anyhow I picked this up yesterday after it was released in the US. I got it an an AT&T store, but I think Google is selling them and other places will get them soon. So far I really like it. It looks like a regular watch, but that is what I wanted. Well built and has an excellent screen. A little expensive, but prices are likely to drop on these devices over time.

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  2. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    I saw one of these the other day when I bought my Gear S. I was surprised that it's a tiny bit larger in diameter than the Moto 360, I thought it would be smaller. That with the stupid divers fake band that isn't functional and the very cheap feeling leather (pleather?) band turned me off.
     
  3. DakotaGuy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I don't know I sort of like the fake divers design, but understand it isn't for everyone. The band is stamped genuine leather and feels fine to me. It is a standard size band so you can put any band you want on it. Anyhow I guess I like it and that's all that matters.
     
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    Looks nice! I saw them at the store when I looked for my Gear S but didn't know much about them. I like the look in this pic http://cdn.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/nexus2cee_LG-G-Watch-R-1.jpg

    My real desire was for a stand alone device so I didn't pay it much mind. However, that said, I'm glad to see the market for these products growing.

    I know for me even connected via BT around the house is nice as I can get text messages without having to go find my phone in the other room.
     
  5. DakotaGuy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The BT connected device is fine for me since one of the reasons I wanted it is because I am a teacher and I can't really be checking my phone while I am teaching. Now with this I can just put my phone in my desk or pocket and not need to look at it all day. Also this does have something like 4 GB of on board storage so you can download music onto it and then use BT headphones without needing your phone connected.
     
  6. DakotaGuy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Just a quick update for anyone interested in this watch...

    First of all battery life is very good in my opinion. Today I took it off the charger at 7 AM and at almost 9 PM it was still at 73%. Now I didn't use it real hard, but I did check notifications all day, checked the calendar app, used the calculator a couple times and probably did half a dozen voice searches. I am also running the constant clock display on.

    I have used the Bluetooth music streaming to Moto BT Stereo headset and it works well, however it is hard on battery life. The on-board Google Wear Music app could use some work, but then again there is only so much you can do on a watch screen. Hopefully more apps for Google Wear will be developed, but the calendar one I found works well with my Outlook calendar and I found a handy calculator. Google Now seems to know when it's time for me to go home because distance home pops up about the time I'm done with work. A little creepy.:)

    I know some have said the leather band seems stiff, but it has already softened up quite a bit and fits pretty nice. I also have a Seiko Coutura Kinetic and the LG isn't a whole lot larger to wear so I'm happy with the size. Yes it's a masculine looking watch and probably won't find a home on many women's wrists, but I certainly like the design. Also the minute markings on the case look nice as long as your using an analog display for the clock. I agree with others they do look a bit out of place with a digital time display.

    Anyhow that is just a quick review. I'm happy to say I do not have buyers remorse and am enjoying the watch.
     
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  8. DakotaGuy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Works great. I haven't really even thought about it. I guess my finger sort of just slides up and off when I flick them off the screen. The round screen does cut a few things off here and there before you scroll up, but it hasn't created an issue and looks fine.
     

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