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By Robin-Leigh Chetty 19 February 2015

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LG's G Watch R is the best Android Wear smartwatch we've encountered to date, but something is still missing as wearables look for their champion.
PROS
Surprisingly light; Good battery life for smartwatch; Brings Google Now to the fore
CONS
Does not hold enough sway over simply using smartphone
VERDICT
Currently available for R3 300, is the G Watch R worth the price? The answer is yes, but does carry a significant caveat. The G Watch R can be used as an effective productivity tool, but requires an individual that uses their smartphone day in and day out. If however you're considering the G Watch R to be part of the big wearable trend, then perhaps waiting till something more definitive is in order, like LG's upcoming Watch Urbane.
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