LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live Smartwatches Available for Pre-order
June 26, 2014 7:58 AM
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Android Wear devices are incoming, with prices as low as $199
Google is betting big on
Android Wear-powered devices
, and the first two smartwatches to uses the scaled-down mobile operating system are now available for pre-orders.
First up is the LG G Watch, which was first announced alongside Android Wear. The rather plain-looking smartwatch features an always-on 1.65” (280x280) IPS LCD, a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and Bluetooth 4.0 LE. The G Watch charges via USB (with a pogo pin connection).
LG G Watch
The smartwatch measures 37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95 mm and weighs in at 63 grams. The G Watch supports IP67 water/dust resistance, is capable of making it through a single day with its 400 mAh battery, and is compatible with all devices running Android 4.3 and above.
The G Watch is available for pre-order in black, or white/gold for $229. It will ship by July 3.
The Samsung Gear Live is a more stylish device, and makes a better case than the G Watch, at least based on specs. It features a higher resolution, 1.63” (320x320) SuperAMOLED, unnamed 1.2GHz processor with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, a heart rate monitor, and a 300 mAh battery.
Samsung Gear Live
The Gear Live measures 37.9 x 56.4 x 8.9 mm and weighs 59 grams; it also supports IP67 water/dust resistance.
The Gear Live is priced at $199 and will ship by July 8.
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RE: Doing it wrong
6/26/2014 9:54:26 AM
Your idea has too much common sense. It won't work for these guys because they want to lock you into their ecosystems and hardware set. The last thing Samsung wants you to do is buy an iPhone and vice versa.
RE: Doing it wrong
6/26/2014 10:20:41 AM
What they should care about is appealing to the most people. A device that works with any phone you have will definitely sell more than a device locked into a specific ecosystem.
But something tells me they don't just care about selling a lot of hardware. They want to sell you hardware that's a conduit to their real money maker.
"So, I think the same thing of the music industry. They can't say that they're losing money, you know what I'm saying. They just probably don't have the same surplus that they had." -- Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA
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