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LG G Watch R

At no cost, you will get the smart watch and G3 smartphone to use for prototyping during the Challenge. Students-use the smart watch to create a design solution for the Challenge! LG is supplying  a limited number of devices to interested students.

To get your smart watch and smart phone, contact us at designchallenge@stanford.edu.

LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, the winner of ‘The Most Innovative Device Manufacturer of the Year’ title at Mobile World Congress 2014, is an innovator and trend leader in the global mobile communications industry. LG is driving the evolution of mobile forward with its highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery, and camera optics. LG’s consumer centric products, including the flagship premium G Series models and G Watch models, incorporate unique, ergonomic designs and intuitive UX features that enhance the user experience. The company remains committed to leading consumers into the era of convergence, maximizing inter-device connectivity between smartphones, wearables, and a wide range of home and portable electronics products.

The LG G Watch R made its world debut at IFA 2014 to much interest and with its stylish looks and smooth, speedy performance, became one of the show’s most mentioned new products. Featuring a fully circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display, the G Watch R was inspired by classical and premium timepieces. The 1.3-inch circular P-OLED display takes advantage of every pixel, producing images with stunning color and accurate viewing at all angles even under bright sunlight. Designed and built to last, the LG G Watch R features a classic design encased in durable stainless steel and aluminum powered by a 410mAh battery. Like the original LG G Watch, the G Watch R delivers optimal performance through its powerful but efficient 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM. With an Ingress Protection rating of IP67, the device is completely protected from dust and water resistant for up to 30 minutes at a maximum depth of one meter. The G Watch R, designed with personalization in mind, is compatible with any 22mm wide watch strap. The LG G Watch R offers 25 pre-loaded watch faces, improved power savings in ambient mode and offline music playback. 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.


• Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400
• Display: 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320)
• Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM
• Battery: 410mAh
• Operating System: Android Wear™ (compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and    above)
• Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro / Accelerometer / Compass), Barometer, PPG (Heart Rate Monitor)
• Other: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)

The design teams are encouraged to think about ways to utilize the G Watch R, especially the gyro, accelerometer, compass, barometer, and heart rate monitor.

  • Capturing user data for innovative applications
  • Encouraging and enabling physical movement and exercise across all age segments
  • Reducing sedentary lifestyles
  • Reducing barriers and increasing facilitators to mobility in the home and community for the     elderly or handicapped
  • Enabling therapeutic uses by healthcare professionals and therapists
  • Creatively connecting LG’s device to other wellness and lifestyle apps