It looks like it’s another busy day for smart watches. This morning it was announced that Samsung’s Gear S is finally available to pre-order at Verizon, AT&T and Best Buy. This is the standalone watch which has its own connection. However, it does run on Samsung’s Tizen operating system and this will put many buyers immediately off. If you are one of those who are Tizen-intolerant, then you will probably already be thinking about the other watch being released this week by LG, the LG G Watch R.
This is a real sweet looking watch and personally is one of the more attractive watches available. It was announced yesterday that the LG G Watch R had gone on sale through Google Play. It was also announced yesterday that AT&T had started selling the watch online and it should be available in store today. Well to add to the ever-growing list it now seems Sprint have announced their commitment to sell. Yes, if you are a Sprint customer and had your eye on the LG G Watch R then it seems you will be able to pick up from Sprint starting next week. Sprint announced today that the device will be available to buy online and in-store starting next Friday (November 14th) and will cost $299.99 off-contract (not including tax). If you don’t want to pay so much upfront then you can get the Watch R as part of the Sprint Easy Pay program. Via this route the Watch R will cost you $25 per month (for twelve months) with nothing upfront. Not too shabby.
If you need a quick heads-up again on the LG G Watch R then it comes with a Full Circle P-OLED display. The watch is water and dust resistant (IP67), comes with a nicely sized 410 mAh battery, 22mm interchangeable strap and running on Android Wear. Don’t forget you can always check out our review of the LG G Watch R by clicking here. So are you interested in the LG G Watch R or more leaning towards the other big hitter the Samsung Gear S? Let us know which is grabbing your attention more.