During Google I/O earlier today, Google mentioned that both the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live would be available from the Google Play Store later today, and sure enough they are. Both devices have gone live on the Google Play Store and are available for pre-order, although both devices will be shipped at different times.
According to the Play Store listing, the LG G Watch will be priced at $229 and will begin shipping on the 3rd of July. As for the Samsung Gear Live, it has been priced $199 and will be shipping by the 8th of July, although with the Gear Live being priced $30 cheaper than the LG G Watch, it might end up being the more attractive option.
Both devices have their pros and cons. For example the Gear Live has a slightly smaller battery compared to the G Watch. However the Gear Live does have a slightly higher resolution and uses an AMOLED display, versus LG’s LCD IPS, so that’s worth consideration as well. However apart from that, the innards appear to be quite similar but will vary on size and weight.
As expected there is no mention of the Moto 360 because Google stated that the Moto 360 would only be arriving later in the summer, so if you were looking forward to the stylish Moto 360, you’ll have to wait a bit, although we still have no idea how much the device will cost. So, which watch are you planning on picking up?
|Key Specs||Gear Live||LG G Watch|
|Processor/Soc Name||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 2-core, 1.2 GHz||Snapdragon 400, 2-core, 1.2 GHz|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $199.99|
Search low Gear Live price (Amazon)
Search low LG G Watch price (Amazon)
|Max. Total Storage Capacity|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||300 mAh||400 mAh|
|Complete product data||Samsung Gear Live Full specs and details||LG G Watch Full specs and details|