Moto 360 to have circular competition: LG G Watch R coming next week

It’s no secret that tech fans have been pining for the Moto 360 Android Wear Smartwatch. Despite the huge interest in Android Wear, many early adopters have been passing up the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch in anticipation of the Moto 360, and there’s one primary reason: the circular watch face.

Motorola was poised to solitarily steal the Android Wear show by launching the Moto 360 after their September 4th event in Chicago (along with some other devices), but LG has officially cramped Moto’s style by sliding in at the last second with a circular watch of their own. And this is no rumor, ladies and gentlemen, the promo video comes directly from the Official LG Mobile Global Youtube Channel.

LG is definitely playing a chess game with Motorola, allowing them to build hype and anticipation for months without saying a peep of their own competing Android Wear beauty. Product timelines for OEMs are typically 2 years, so this isn’t something LG slapped together at the last minute. It’s more likely they used the LG G Watch as their “pilot” test while preparing the circular LG G Watch R for perfection. That “R” standing for “Round” of course.

That being said, there are a fair share of folks who prefer rectangular watch faces over circular watch faces, and still others that like to mix it up with a variety of shapes and sizes in their repertoire.

So now the question begs: has your lust for the Moto 360 changed?

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