If you love fancy watches, consider a watch that can not only tell you merely the time but also remind you if appointments, show you messages, tell you the weather and do a lot more.
Like it? Then switch to Android wear. What’s more, you have atleast three brands to choose from – Moto 360, LG G Watch And Samsung Gear Live.
The LG G Watch sports a square 1.65-inch IPS screen with a 280 x 280 pixel resolution. The band, which is made of the premium-quality rubbery plastic you find in health trackers, connects to two posts the same as a watch band and fastens with a buckle.
Other bands in various materials and designs will also be available. The overall build seems very solid, though the screen felt diminutive compared to the Moto 360.
If you want a circular smartwatch face, the Moto 360 is your only choice for the time being, though we don’t know the exact measurements or resolution right now.The rumours are that it uses a special low-power custom-made OLED display.
The band is suede, connects via two posts. The screen looks real big because there is very little bezel around the watch. Also, there is a physical button that wakes the display and also responds to voice, touch, and motion.
The Samsung Gear Live is smaller but sharper: it has a square 1.63-inch Super AMOLED panel with a 320 x 320 pixel resolution. The housing is smooth and surrounds a bright square screen. On the back is a small sensor that can be used to gather the user’s heart rate.
The band is made of rubber too, but it the feel is not as good as that of the LG watch. It is also very difficult to put on because it makes use of two two metal nubs that you press through holes in the band. There is also a danger of it getting disengaged from your wrist.
The Gear Live and G Watch have very similar specs. The LG G Watch is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU running at 1.2GHz. In case of the Gear, the CPU might be the same, although it has not been finalized yet.
Both the watches pack in a 512MB of internal RAM and 4GB of storage space packed into the casing.
However, on the battery front, LG has a 400mAh model where as the gear only has a 300m Ah battery.
On these grounds there isnt much to declare about the Moto 360, as not much has been declared yet. The only thing that was declared at the Google I/O was that the watch would support wireless Qi-compatible charging but as for other specifications Motorola is ver tight lipped.
Both the G Watch and the Gear Live are listed as IP67 dust and water resistant, and both come with the essential Bluetooth 4.0 LE for connecting up with your phone.
The LG smartwatch weighs 63g and comes in either “black titan” or “white gold” colours. The Gear weighs 59g and comes in black or red. The Moto 360 is a bit bulky, but looks much better too.