Growth Customer Experience Productivity Business IQ Trends Success Stories Tech Awards Business Tools Business Intelligence Subscribe Tech Enquiry
Krishan Sharma
Technology Journalist

Krishan Sharma is a freelance journalist who writes for various consumer tech and business IT publications

Krishan Sharma
Technology Journalist

Krishan Sharma is a freelance journalist who writes for various consumer tech and business IT publications

On average, a mobile phone user checks their handset a staggering 150 times a day. With a smartwatch, you can stay on top of your day by simply glancing at your wrist while your smartphone stays firmly in your pocket.

LG G Watch R and Moto 360

LG G watch R vs. Motorola Moto 360

LG’s 1.3-inch (320x320 pixel resolution) P-OLED (polymer organic light emitting diode) screen is noticeably brighter, sharper and more power efficient than Motorola’s 1.5-inch LCD display. The beautiful circular face of the Moto 360 is somewhat marred by an ugly black bar at the bottom that some have dubbed the ‘flat tyre’, a design problem that the G Watch R doesn’t have.

Both have a heart rate monitor and pedometer onboard, however, the Moto 360 is more useful in that it checks your heart rate periodically in the background at regular intervals during the day and logs it to your daily and weekly activity levels.

The G Watch R lacks an ambient light sensor unlike the Moto 360, which can automatically adjust its brightness based on the lighting conditions around you.

Powering up comparisons

At 410mAh, the G Watch R offers a larger internal battery than the Moto 360’s 320mAh battery and as a result the LG should offer up a longer runtime before needing a charge. The Moto 360 does however use the Qi wireless charging standard, allowing you to use any of the wireless charging docks you might already have lying around for your Android smartphone as opposed to the LG which uses a proprietary dock.

Android Wear doesn’t always get along with the round displays of the G Watch R and Moto 360. Text occasionally gets cut off at the corners, especially when scrolling through messages and long lists, however we expect this issue will be rectified in a future software update.

Telstra Business Intelligence Report 2020 on Digital Marketing
Trends
Introducing Telstra Business Intelligence 2020

While no two small or medium-sized businesses are identical, there’s one thing that most share – a scarcity of resources. When you’re overseeing daily operations, it can be cha...

Delivery person receiving take out food
Trends
Hospitality goes digital: 3 ways venues are adapting to COVID-19

Social togetherness is the essence of the hospitality industry. When this core ingredient was taken away from cafes, bars and restaurants, many were forced to change their usua...

Man types on laptop
Customer Experience
Customer Experience
How exceptional customer service translates to the digital world

Finding – and keeping – your competitive edge as a business is a tricky affair. If you’ve made a recent pivot to online trade, the way you interact with your consumers has like...

Making a video on a smartphone
Customer Experience
Customer Experience
Small businesses are bigger with video

It’s no secret that video is an excellent medium to deliver a marketing message. Whether your objective is brand awareness, product education or sales, nothing captures attenti...