LG announced the G Watch R, the company’s second Android Wear smartwatch and the successor of the G Watch recently. It went on sale in the U.S. on Google Play recently for $299. We also brought you the unboxing of the G Watch R recently. Now let’s compare the G Watch R to Samsung Gear S that was announcedin August and went on sale in India last month.
The G Watch R has a circular 1.3-inch (320 x 320 pixels) P-OLED Display and is powered by 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC. The Gear S sports a 2 inch (360 x 480 pixels) curved Super AMOLED display and is powered by a 1GHz Dual-Core processor. The former runs on Android Wear while the latter runs on Samsung’a Tizen OS. Both these have 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage.
The G Watch R has pedometer, heart rate monitor and several set of sensors along with the Barometer. The Gear S also has sensors like Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer. Both the devices are IP67 Certified for dust and water resistance. Both the devices have the heart rate sensor and charging pins below the device. The Gear S comes with a built-in SIM Card slot while the G Watch R does not have one.
The G Watch R has a button the right side while the Gear S has a home button on the center. The former supports 4.0 LE to connect to Android smartphones running Android 4.3 or later. The latter on the other hand supports 3G and Bluetooth 4.1.
The G Watch R has leather straps while the Gear S has rubber straps. The G Watch R has 410mAh battery while Gear S has a 300mAh battery. The LG G Watch R is now on sale in the U.S, Australia and Japan. It is expected to go on sale in other countries, including India soon. The Samsung Gear S went on sale in India last month and is priced at Rs 27,900.