Apple Watch vs Moto 360 vs LG G Watch R vs Samsung Gear S: specs comparison
posted by Luis D. / Mar 10, 2015, 10:20 AM
Now that Apple officially has a smartwatch, it's time we put it against two of the most popular Android Wear smartwatches right now, as well as the Tizen-running Samsung Gear S in one of our specs comparisons. The Apple Watch definitely brought some interesting new hardware to the smartwatch space, namely the self-contained S1 SoC, the Haptic Feedback system, Force Touch screen technology, and an elaborate heart-rate sensor - not to mention the premium materials and components involved in its build. However, when it comes to smartwatches, things like personality and small nuggets of clever functionality matter more than raw specs. Then again, if the hardware isn't up to speed, your smartwatch won't be either! So have a glance at the comparison table and inform yourself what lies under the generous promises and lustrous looks of these fine wearables here.
|Apple Watch (38mm / 42mm)||Moto 360||LG G Watch R||Samsung Gear S|
|Dimensions (mm)||38 x 33 x 10.5 / 42 x 36 x 10.5||46mm diameter by 11.5mm thickness||46 x 53 x 9.7mm||40 x 58 x 12.5mm|
|Dimensions (inches)||1.5 x 1.3 x 0.41 / 1.65 x 1.42 x 0.41||1.81 by 0.45||1.81 x 2.08 x 0.38||1.57 x 2.28 x 0.49|
|Build materials||Aluminum, Stainless Steel, 18k Gold||Stainless Steel||Metal & Plastic||Metal & Plastic|
|Straps||Fluoroelastomer, Stainless Steel, Genuine Leather||Stainless Steel, Genuine Leather||Genuine Leather||Plastic|
|Operating system||iOS||Android Wear||Android Wear||Tizen|
|Display type||1.5 / 1.7in Plastic OLED||LCD IPS||Plastic OLED||2in Curved Super AMOLED|
|Display resolution||340 x 272 (290ppi) / 340 x 293 (293ppi)||320 x 290 (205ppi)||320 x 320 (247ppi)||360 x 480 (300ppi)|
|Processor||S1 (Apple-designed, made by Samsung)||TI OMAP 3||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400|
|RAM||512MB (unofficial data)||512MB||512MB||512MB|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, BT, NFC||BT, GPS||BT||BT, 3G|
|Water resistance||30 minutes, 3 feet||30 minutes, 3 feet||30 minutes, 3 feet||30 minutes, 3 feet|
|Additional features||Force Touch, Haptic Feedback, Make & Receive Calls, Digital Crown||n/a||n/a||Cellular connectivity, Make & Receive Calls|
|Price (base model)||$350 / $400||$250||$300||$350|
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Im waiting for the Moto 360 v2 which will be smaller than the current model.
posted on Mar 10, 2015, 10:28 AM 4
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I'm simply waiting for a smart watch that offers functionality that isn't available on a smart phone. That and a 48+ hour battery life. Those are my expectations, I do like Motorola though, maybe they'll deliver with the 2015 model.
posted on Mar 10, 2015, 10:39 AM 2
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Luis D. You might not know this but you can also use other straps for the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch R, and the same holds true for a number of Android Wear smart watches. In fact I paid $25 for the Pebble Steel band and it works great on the Moto 360. There are so many 3rd party watch bands. You can use regular watch bands from regular none smart watches as well. With the Apple Watch your only choice is to go to Apple, because they went with their proprietary bands. So users HAVE to go to Apple, its their only choice.
posted on Mar 10, 2015, 2:18 PM 4
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apple watch capacity is 8 gb.
posted on Mar 10, 2015, 10:44 AM 1
those specs are wrong you can change the straps on all of the above to what ever you want. and the apple watch does not make and receive calls like the gear s, the gear s has a sim card and number the apple watch just like all the android wear watch use bt to connect to the phone and make and receive calls.
posted on Mar 10, 2015, 5:13 PM 1
Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012
The apple watch is i only splash proof NOT water resistant at 3 feet for 30 mins. And the gear s has GPS and WIFI as well as bluetooth and 3g
posted on Mar 10, 2015, 10:32 AM 16
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Per Apple's website "*Apple Watch is splash and water resistant but not waterproof. You can, for example, wear and use Apple Watch during exercise, in the rain, and while washing your hands, but submerging Apple Watch is not recommended. Apple Watch has a water resistance rating of IPX7 under IEC standard 60529. The leather bands are not water resistant." Perhaps you should review the definition of the IPX7 rating.
posted on Mar 15, 2015, 11:54 AM 1
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If you only got the small prices for the apple watch, dont you then need to ditch the stainless steel and gold materials ???? Or are we going for the apple lover win win situation again ? :D And dont you "only" get plastic(Fluoroelastomer) straps with that entry level apple watch too????
posted on Mar 10, 2015, 10:58 AM 3
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340 x 272 (290ppi) and 320 x 290 (205ppi) WTF? Why 205 ppi?
posted on Mar 10, 2015, 11:17 AM 0
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Money speaks ...apple sponsored article .....it will go everywhere ...Gear S is the most feature rich , LG and moto 360 and Sony with a great battery life the smartest and the coolest and nobody talks about battery ......becoz that will never be highlighted .... becoz apple dies thr ...Sorry honesty is the best policy follow that PA ..
posted on Mar 10, 2015, 11:28 AM 3
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I find your comment funny that you think that Apple has any influence on what the media writes about, then I'm reminded that they blacklisted a European Magazine over a YouTube video. http://macdailynews.com/2014/0
posted on Mar 10, 2015, 11:58 AM 1
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