We're early on in the smartwatch revolution, and the first editions are proof of that. While Dick Tracy was onto something, the idea of a rectangular smartwatch in 2014 just feels a little... square. With Motorola's 360 watch securing most of the oohs and ahhs at Google I/O this year, it was just a matter of time before its primary rivals issued rounded smartwatches of their own. With IFA just around the bend, it appears that LG is on deck to reveal a circular smartwatch of its very own.
With Android Wear clearly suitable for round displays, the LG G Watch R (as it's being dubbed for now) will be formally unveiled in Berlin next month. IFA is effectively the CES of Europe, with a number of prestigious companies showing up to reveal flagships for the next couple of quarters. As for the G Watch R (presumably, that "R" is for "round"), most of the specifications are being kept under wraps.
The promo video that has surfaced ahead of IFA showcases a classy, sleek device, but the big questions remain: pricing, ship date, speed, and battery life. Hopefully we'll have those holes filled in the next week or so.