Apple Watch vs Moto 360 vs LG G Watch R vs Samsung Gear S: specs comparison


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 360LG G Watch RSamsung Gear S
Dimensions (mm)38 x 33 x 10.5 / 42 x 36 x 10.546mm diameter by 11.5mm thickness46 x 53 x 9.7mm40 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 0.451.81 x 2.08 x 0.381.57 x 2.28 x 0.49
Build materialsAluminum, Stainless Steel, 18k GoldStainless SteelMetal & PlasticMetal & Plastic
StrapsFluoroelastomer, Stainless Steel, Genuine LeatherStainless Steel, Genuine LeatherGenuine LeatherPlastic
Operating systemiOSAndroid WearAndroid WearTizen
Display type1.5 / 1.7in Plastic OLEDLCD IPSPlastic OLED2in Curved Super AMOLED
Display resolution340 x 272 (290ppi) / 340 x 293 (293ppi)320 x 290 (205ppi)320 x 320 (247ppi)360 x 480 (300ppi)
ProcessorS1 (Apple-designed, made by Samsung)TI OMAP 3Qualcomm Snapdragon 400Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
RAM512MB (unofficial data)512MB512MB512MB
Storage space8GB4GB4GB4GB
Battery capacityn/a320mAh410mAh300mAh
ConnectivityWi-Fi, BT, NFCBT, GPSBTBT, 3G
Water resistance30 minutes, 3 feet30 minutes, 3 feet30 minutes, 3 feet30 minutes, 3 feet
Additional featuresForce Touch, Haptic Feedback, Make & Receive Calls, Digital Crownn/an/aCellular connectivity, Make & Receive Calls
Price (base model)$350 / $400$250$300$350

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