The latest wave of Android Wear smartwatches to go on sale focuses on style

Good news for fans of round (and almost-round) Android Wear smartwatches: Starting today, you’ve got a few new stylish options.

The various form factors of LG smartwatches (photo: Kevin Fitchard)

The various form factors of LG smartwatches, LG G Watch R in center and on left (photo: Kevin Fitchard)

First, you can now purchase the [company]LG[/company] G Watch R, which is LG’s second Android Wear device and the first one with a fully round screen. It costs $299.99 at Google Play and it’ll hit other retailers soon, including AT&T tomorrow. It’s a big watch with a chunky bezel. I’ve been wearing an LG G Watch R for the past week, and I’ll have more thoughts to share soon.


In addition, several new bands for the Moto 360 — including the long-awaited metal link bracelets — have gone on sale. A Moto 360 with a black or silver 23mm band costs $299.99, and soon you’ll be able to pick up a Moto 360 with a slim 18mm band in gold or silver for $329.99 from Motorola’s website. If those bracelets don’t pique your fancy, Motorola’s also promising more leather bands in new colors, designed by companies like DodoCase. There’s also a new option for Moto 360 owners that lets users design their own custom watch faces.

[company]Motorola[/company] isn’t just announcing cosmetic changes to the Moto 360, though, it’s also introducing a new app called Moto Body, which should be able to track steps, distance, heart rate, and calories.