LG G Watch R vs Moto 360 : Detailed comparison

By | September 5, 2014

Smartwatches are at fury in the ongoing IFA, 2014 at Berlin with the Sony, Asus and Samsung getting in the mix and finally LG has showcased its first rounded smartwatch, LG G Watch R. It is considered as the strong competitor for Moto 360 and if you are confused to choose between these two, then here is the quick comparison of LG G Watch R and Moto 360.

LG G Watch R vs Moto 360


Design and build quality

Design and look are the most important aspects of any watch, let it be digital watch or smartwatch. A truly dependable and the wearable watch must be able to brew with your outfit and accessories. Moto 360 has attracted the enthusiasts immediately, but LG G Watch could not make much impact with its design and look.

Things look bit different with LG’s G Watch as compared to Moto 360. It actually looks very nice, and features a adjourned bezel with 15, 30 and 45 minutes markers. The smartwatch LG showcased at the event has the nice chronograph inspired look, only for the reason it featured two subdials showing the time in London and New York and looks more traditional. The design is very casual and the rugged design which could match on casuals, but doesn’t look formal.

Coming to the Moto 360, its is very stylish with the elegant design and it looks more classy than casual. It may be devoid of any features, but not boring by letting its character dwell in sum of its parts and not just the watch itself. It looks very formal with its analog watchface and suits for formals. If you put it on the Horween leather and the metal bracelet, it looks casual too.



Most of the specifications of these two smartwatches are similar. But these devices are powered by different processors, LG G Watch R is powered by Snapdragon 400 processor which can be seen commonly in mid-range smartphones, Moto 360 runs on Texas Instruments processor which is not so powerful. Moto 360 has the 1.5 inch circular display, whereas LG G Watch R has 1.3 inch display, but features OLED display.

LG G Watch R

  • Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage
  • 1.3 inch P-OLED screen
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Stainless steel body
  • Water resistant

Moto 360

  • Texas Instrument’s TIOMAP 3 processor
  • 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage
  • 1.56 inch Blacklit LCD screen
  • Limited water resistant

Final Word

The price of LG G Watch R is yet to know, both are expected to be available in the same price range. Both the smartwatches are supposed to have almost same specifications and LG G Watch R may prevail over Moto 360 in specifications, but when it comes to design, Moto 360 is the best option with the blend of both casual and formal look.

Author: Peter Jacksonn

Peter, the most experienced in The Tech Bulletin team is a professional blogger and interested in reviewing the gadgets, giving solutions for technical queries. He covers the consumer electronics section along with latest apps and games.+Peter