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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.

Sources: Google Play Store [1], [2]



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RE: Doing it wrong
By Spuke on 6/26/2014 12:51:33 PM , Rating: 2
The LG watch only works with LG phones? Same with the Samsung?


RE: Doing it wrong
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 6/26/2014 1:26:45 PM , Rating: 2
From the product page:

quote:
The G Watch can be used with any Smartphone running Android 4.3 and above


There's also a compatibility check:

http://www.android.com/wear/check/


RE: Doing it wrong
By Spuke on 6/26/2014 1:39:26 PM , Rating: 2
Thanks Brandon. I guess I just don't know what everyone is talking about above then.


RE: Doing it wrong
By retrospooty on 6/26/2014 1:38:20 PM , Rating: 1
Pretty sure Samsung is. Meh. Not my point anyhow. MY point was its OEM's trying to hype up a new market more than customers actually asking for it.


RE: Doing it wrong
By Spuke on 6/26/2014 1:41:15 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
MY point was its OEM's trying to hype up a new market more than customers actually asking for it.
Ah, got it! Guess it must be dense week for me. LOL!


RE: Doing it wrong
By retrospooty on 6/26/2014 1:54:19 PM , Rating: 2
Or a vague one for me... According to my wife anyhow LOL.


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