THE BEST SMART­WATCH IS

HWM (Singapore) - - TEST -

LG GWATCH R

Un­like smartphones, which are ba­si­cally rec­tan­gu­lar slabs with screens on them, smart­watches have a lot more room to play with dif­fer­ent form fac­tors, styles and even dis­play shapes. With that in mind, the two watches that stood out to us were the Mo­torola Moto 360 and LG G Watch R. While there’s noth­ing wrong with tra­di­tional square-face watches (in fact, we quite like them), they just look too much like tiny com­put­ers strapped to your wrist. Be­tween the Moto 360 and G Watch R, while we liked the min­i­mal­ist style of the Moto 360, but the black bar that cuts off the bot­tom sec­tion of the screen ru­ins an oth­er­wise el­e­gant de­sign. On the other hand, the G Watch R’s chunky, an­gu­lar black aes­thetic looks more ag­gres­sive and mas­cu­line but it also looks a lot more like a watch, es­pe­cially with its faux div­ing bezel. Its ex­cel­lent bat­tery life, gor­geous crisp dis­play, abil­ity to take any stan­dard 22mm watch strap and snappy pro­ces­sor sealed the deal for us.

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