This afternoon Motorola announced the Australian pricing for the Moto 360 with it being available for $329 from local stores. The Moto 360’s most direct competition in the round smartwatch space is the LG G Watch R. The price of the LG G Watch R has been unknown, as is the exact release date, but has been speculated to be similar to that of the Moto 360.

The LG G Watch R today popped up on the MobileZap website for $349.49AU. Add in $17.95 for standard shipping (4-6 business days) or $24.95 for express (3-4 business days) and you are looking at a price that is more than the Moto 360. MobileZap is a UK-based business hence the premium price but they are expecting stock in 3-5 days so if you really have a hankering for this smartwatch and absolutely must have it you can have it in close to a week easily by only paying a few extra dollars.

At this stage we do not know how much the LG G Watch R will be in Australia, nor do we know the exact release date, just that we have heard end of October/early November, yet to be officially confirmed. With it being available in the UK in the next few days we would assume Australian availability will come to light soon. In essence you are paying possibly slightly more for being an early adopter, being one of the first in Australia to own a LG G Watch R. It is up to you if that is worth it but those who we know who paid above the odds for a Moto 360 seem to be very happy with their purchases so this deal may be just right if this watch is a must-have for you.

The specs included for this price are:

  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon 400
  • 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320)
  • 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM
  • 410mAh battery
  • Android Wear – compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above
  • 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer/ Compass), Barometer, PPG
  • Black
  • Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)

Anyone interested in this watch? Are you willing to pay this much for it? As always we will keep you posted on any official local updates from LG Australia.

Source: MobileZap.
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Misleading headline.

Joshua Hill

I do like the look of this watch but my most coveted feature is a gps for accurate fitness tracking. Looks like I’ll be getting the less attractive Sony if I get a smartwatch this year.


You are not alone there Josh. I know a certain Ausdroid editor who feels exactly the same way. I’m leaning that way myself too actually.I don’t mind the look of the Sony tbh. For me the final local price will be the telling factor .

Avon Perera

The only thing about the SW3 that has me reconsidering is that it didn’t end up with a heart rate monitor, despite them assuring everyone it would have it


It is in the specs, PPG

Avon Perera

Are we both talking about the Sony SmartWatch3? It’s not on their specs list on the website. I know the G Watch R has a PPG sensor, I was just disappointed that the Sony didn’t end up with it as well

Daniel Tyson

Sony is adamant that the Smartwatch 3 will be able to monitor and record heartrate. We have discussed this with them. I put it in a number of posts and the comparison chart – it’s the reason i`m quite excited about the Smartwatch 3, it has the big ones: GPS, Bluetooth, NFC and heartrate monitoring..

Avon Perera

Yeah I’m well aware of this, but every preview I’ve seen/read has no mention of it, and even their official pages have zero mention of it. Plus the fact that all official images of the back of the watch don’t have any indication of a sensor there.

vijay alapati

Aren’t all android wear watches having Bluetooth already? sorry if my question is wrong.

Joshua Hill

Lets wait for release. I’d be surprised if it doesn’t have heartrate monitoring.

Joshua Hill

I hope it’s not more expensive than the G Watch R or 360 but Sony does tend to overprice some of their products.