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LG’s perfectly round G Watch R arrives at T-Mobile on November 19

LG’s second Android Wear smartwatch, the G Watch R, is ready to go on sale. Revealed at the beginning of September, we’ve finally received news of its release in America. Here’s what we know so far.

Related: Read our complete review of the LG G Watch R

Updated on 11-14-2014 by Malarie Gokey: Added in T-Mobile pricing and availability for G Watch R.

The LG G Watch R is now on sale in America, following a launch in the UK and parts of Europe at the beginning of November. AT&T began selling the G Watch R online on November 5, with retail stores receiving stock on November 7, and the network has attached a $300 price tag to the swish smartwatch.

LG promised the G Watch R would eventually be sold in the Play Store, and soon after AT&T’s announcement, online shoppers found the device ready to buy through Google’s shop, where it rubs shoulders with LG’s first Android Wear smartwatch and the Samsung Gear Live. The price remains $300, making the G Watch R one of the more expensive Android Wear smartwatches we’ve seen. It costs $50 more than the Moto 360.

Sprint became the second U.S. network to sell the G Watch R. From November 14, the watch will be available to buy in-store and online for $300, plus there is the option to spread the cost over 12 months. Should you qualify for the offer, it’ll cost you nothing on the day, and $25 per month for a year.

Related: Hands-on with the cool LG G Watch R

Shortly thereafter, T-Mobile announced pricing and availability information for the G Watch R. The perfectly round smartwatch will arrive in T-Mobile stores on November 19 for $300. The Uncarrier added that the watch will be available to order online before the end of November.

International G Watch R pricing and release

In the UK, online retailer Clove Technology has priced the G Watch R at £225, which is around $360, and £25/$40 more than the Moto 360. The watch started shipping in the UK on October 29.

Following the G Watch R’s early release in South Korea, confirmed in a blog post on October 14, local network Olleh put the G Watch R on its website for around $330. This matched early rumor reports from Korean news source ETNews, and ZDNet Korea, where it was stated the price would be around 352,000 won, or approximately $330, making the G Watch R about $70 more expensive, locally, than the first G Watch.

Related: LG wants to make a WebOS-powered smartwatch too

The G Watch R shuns the angled design of the G Watch, and wraps a circular 1.3-inch P-OLED touchscreen in a metal body, complete with a leather strap. This gives the G Watch R a more traditional “watch” look, over the slightly geekily styled examples that have dominated the smartwatch scene over the past year. It’s powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, has 4GB of internal storage space, a heart rate monitor, and is both dust and water resistant.


Updated on 11-10-2014 by Andy Boxall:  Added in news from Sprint concerning the G Watch R’s release on November 14.

Updated on 11-07-2014 by Kyle Wiggers:  Added information regarding availability and pricing of the G Watch R on Google Play.

Updated 0n 11-03-2014 by Andy Boxall: Added AT&T’s pricing and final release date for the G Watch R.

Updated 0n 10-28-2014 by Andy Boxall: Added confirmation of AT&T’s intention to sell the G Watch R in America, plus pricing and release information for the UK.

Updated 0n 10-23-2014 by Andy Boxall: Added UK, European, and North American release information for the G Watch R.

Article originally published on 10-06-2014