This time last week we were saying that a possible LG G Watch successor was tipped to debut at IFA 2014 in Berlin, and what do you know?
In typical LG fashion, the South Koreans have officially teased said device in video format, with just over a week to go till launch.
The big story here is that the LG G Watch R, as we’re calling it, takes a leaf out of the Motorola Moto 360’s book, with a round face. The 360 is easily the most popular of the current Android Wear crop, and that’s largely on account of its classic watch-like design.
Other things we can garner from the 30-second LG G Watch R YouTube video include a button on the side, while there also appears to be a digital step counter, distance meter and compass.
Nothing more specific is given away at this stage, though the LG G Watch R is tipped to rock an AMOLED display, that’s as opposed to the IPS LCD display on the three-month-old G Watch.
It’s smartwatch mania at the moment. Motorola is all set to reveal more about the Moto 360 on September 4, while IFA will potentially play host to – in addition to the G Watch R – new wearables from Samsung and Asus.
Oh, and not forgetting the much-discussed Apple iWatch, which is largely expected to land in late September/early October.