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LG G Watch VS Samsung Gear Live.

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10th July 2014, 02:58 AM   |  #1  
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What is your guys opinion on both these smart watches?
Both have pros and cons.

Galaxy Gear Live:
Has a better screen.
Heart rate monitor

Smaller 300 mah batter.
Charging cradle is horrible.

LG G Watch.
Bigger battery.
Has a lot of praise on the XDA sub forum.

Lower quality screen.
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10th July 2014, 05:00 AM   |  #2  
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I have not used the LG yet but I can't complain about the battery on the Gear Live. Today is my first full day of use and I'm at 48% right now after 14 hours. Not bad. I had the Gear 2 and I love Android Wear as a os over what Sammy does. I like the build and look of the Gear Live. Looking forward to more apps.

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10th July 2014, 01:18 PM   |  #3  
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The Gear Live is much like the Gear Neo and people sure they like more battery life but I believe the screen is not as hard on the battery as the LG watch.
10th July 2014, 01:36 PM   |  #4  
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I had a Neo for a couple of months and I would get about three days battery life.
It was ok but it really looked like it wasn't going to get any decent apps for it, so I switched to the G watch.
On the Gear, I miss the Home key and the longer battery life than the G watch.
The G watch works better with notifications but if they aren't from Google Apps, you only get the title of the notification and a small amount of the content.
You also can't change the font size on the G watch and to be honest, it's just too big when scrolling through an email.

I'm very hopeful that the limitations on notifications will be addressed as apps are updated to integrate with Android Wear. I really couldn't see this happening with the Gear as the audience is just too small for the app developers to bother.
Also, I'm looking forward to some decent extensions of existing apps that actually work well with Android Wear!

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10th July 2014, 02:44 PM   |  #5  
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The main factor for me is: changable watch straps.
I've managed to snap every plastic watch strap I've ever worn within 2 months.
13th July 2014, 04:49 PM   |  #6  
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I'm debating to get the Gear Live or G Watch.

I'm just waiting to see if T-Mobile or AT&T will be carrying the Gear Live anytime soon. You can get a G Watch for under $200 if you pick 2 more small accessories on AT&T.
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I like g watch she have a good look
14th July 2014, 08:54 AM   |  #8  
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I have the G Watch.
I'm pleased with it and find:
Screen is fine in daylight and even bright sun.
Easily good for a day battery life.
I had the Gear 2 and I prefer the less bulky size of the G Watch.
I don't notice the slightly lower res of the G Watch....things still look crisp and good.
Not had any issues with the lack of a power button and you can restart watch in the settings.
I do think there should be a home button mind.

Overall, I'm pleased with my purchase and the pace that apps are being developed is looking really good.....unlike the Tizen platform!

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When are these going to be available in stores? Would like to at least check these watches out but Best Buy just keeps saying preorder.
17th July 2014, 11:51 PM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by tu3218

When are these going to be available in stores? Would like to at least check these watches out but Best Buy just keeps saying preorder.

I bought my g watch from best buy yesterday just call a local one and ask when they'll have it in store. They should be able to check other stores near you too.

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