Time’s up for the LG G Watch R?


Time's up for the LG G Watch R?
While LG hasn’t yet made it official, it would appear that time has expired for the LG G Watch R. The latter has been disappearing from retailers’ shelves. At the Google Store, where the timepiece launched last November, the listing for the timepiece in the states says that “This product is unavailable in your country.” On LG’s product page in the U.K., the LG G Watch R is “Discontinued.”

According to LG, the Android Wear powered timepiece will still be available as existing inventory gets sold off. The manufacturer doesn’t want to be in a position where it will have to take a huge write off for unsold watches. This should mean that patient consumers will be able to find a good deal on the watch even though it will no longer be produced. Just the other day, we told you that AT&T’s online store was offering the LG G Watch R for $99, a $200 or 67% discount off of its usual price.

The LG G Watch R features a 1.3-inch P-OLED screen with a 320 x 320 resolution. The IP67 certification means that the timepiece can be submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water for as long as a half hour, and emerge unscathed. The watch is powered by a Snapdragon 400 CPU with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and a 410mAh battery. Currently, the LG G Watch R is in the process of being updated to Android Wear 5.1.1. An update next quarter will add Wi-Fi connectivity to the device.

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