The South Korean consumer electronics giant added that customers in select markets will also be able to purchase the G Watch R on Google Play in the weeks ahead.
The LG G Watch R was unveiled alongside the Samsung Gear S at IFA 2014. While LG hadn't revealed pricing across regions, its European pricing pegs it as the most expensive Android Wear smartwatch yet. LG had announced a price of EUR 299, translating to roughly Rs. 23,900.
The LG G Watch R features a circular 1.3-inch Plastic OLED or P-OLED display, a technology first seen with the LG's G Flex smartphone. The display comes with a 360x360 pixel resolution and unlike the Moto 360, is claimed to utilise 100 percent of the watch face.
Falling under the Android Wear umbrella, the G Watch R is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor paired with 512MB of RAM. The smartwatch features the same amount of inbuilt storage as the Gear S (4GB), and is backed by a 410mAh battery. The smartwatch is also IP6-certified and is claimed by the firm to run for 30 minutes in 1 metre of water.
The LG G Watch R features voice recognition notifications that can provide information related to missed calls, upcoming meetings, events, and local weather forecasts. As for the health features, the smartwatch includes a suite of LG health and fitness apps along with the ability to track users' heartbeats via the embedded photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor. Other sensors on the G Watch R are the 9-axis (gyro/ accelerometer/ compass), and barometer.
The G Watch R smartwatch features a stainless steel frame, and supported by a 22mm calf skin leather strap. The G Watch R will be available in only Black colour.
The LG G Watch R offers six new pre-loaded watch faces and improved power savings in ambient mode. The update to Android Wear adds more features to the G Watch R, such as offline music playback. Updates will be performed seamlessly through the smartphone with the owner's permission.
"While the original G Watch was designed to be a no-nonsense, pure Android Wear device, the G Watch R was developed with a more aesthetic eye," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "The G Watch R represents LG's commitment to meld form and functionality together in perfect harmony and to create a device that not only looks great but more importantly, offers technology that makes life more convenient."