LG G Watch ships on Wednesday, as promised

LG G Watch ships on Wednesday, as promised
Earlier on Thursday, we told you about a small update received by both the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. The update added a version of KitKat 4.4 to both watches. No sooner did the update hit the LG G Watch, than that model started to get shipped out as expected. New orders for the Android Wear flavored timepiece, will ship in just 1-2 business days. The watch is available in White Gold or Black Titan, and is priced at $229 from the Google Play Store.

The LG G Watch has an IP 67 certification for dust and water resistance. The device features an always-on screen which responds to "O.K. Google," and is powered by a 400mAh battery. The LG G Watch will sync with any Android smartphone running Android 4.3 or higher.

If you pre-ordered an LG G Watch from the Google Play Store, you just might have received notification that your wearable has been shipped. The next knock on your front door could be the signal that your watch has arrived.

The LG G Watch has started shipping

The LG G Watch has started shipping


source: LGGWatch via AndroidCentral

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15 Comments

1. engineer-1701d unregistered

they arrive Monday or Tuesday I got my shipping today tracking it now

2. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

wow, i may just get one of these since they are already available, whats better this or the gear?

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I like the G Watch a little more. It has a cleaner-looking design and much larger battery (300MaH vs 400MaH). However, the Gear Live has a slightly smaller, higher resolution display (1.63" 320x320 vs 1.65" 280x280) and a cheaper price ($199 vs $229). It's a very tough decision, but personallyI prefer clean looks and longer battery life over screen resolution and price. In the end it just depends on what you value more in a smartwatch!

9. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

As I mentioned a week ago or more, the screen of the Gear Live can appear washed out and hard to read in some lighting situations. The first look about the G Watch by Android Authority mentions this as well -- the reviewer preferred the G Watch largely due to the better screen.

12. sgodsell

Posts: 6731; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Even though the Gear Live has a lower battery. It has an AMOLED display. So if you choose a watch face that has a lot of black then the battery on the Gear Live will last longer. The moto 360 is going with AMOLED, also the Apple iWatch is supposedly going AMOLED. With an IPS display the entire screen is on even for black regions of the display. Not to mention the Gear Live has a heart rate monitor and is cheaper to buy. But if you like the look of the look of the G watch then get it. Remember this all Android wear watches will have the same UI. There is no software tweaks on the watches.

10. alumoyo

Posts: 390; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

I'm also a G Watch fan. And even though the Gear is smaller in terms of dimensions, the cleaner design kinda gives the illusion that its smaller when worn on the wrist. I think its that weird silver band extra bezel border thingy around the Gear which makes it look somewhat clumsy. G Watch FTW!

11. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yeah, that silver band kind of makes the Gear Live look a little cheap IMO...

3. Reynolds1

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

Might be tempted to get this one over the Moto

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The way the device is meant to be always with you, always on, and Google is always listening, Google's wearables OS really should have been called: Android Spywear

6. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

They are offering products that people want. If you don't want one, then don't buy one.

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Thanks, bro. I really didn't understand that I didn't have to buy one. Wow. What a breakthrough. I finally understand why I have all these POS devices piled up because I was just buying them when they came out and the advertisement said it would make me happy. BTW, you should make a little post like this every single time someone says something that indicates they might not like something or might not want to buy something. Wait... you already do. Because you love to be the Internet Thought Police.

13. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Glad I could help you out.

14. sgodsell

Posts: 6731; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So Einstein would you want a keyboard on a watch? It is always listen and waiting for voice commands the users never have to type. OK Google, current temperature. OK Google, send text message to xxxxx. OK Google, Translate which one is better in Spanish. OK Google set alarm for 7:15. With many more voice actions. I will take that always listening any day of the week. This is just an example. LG G Watch : UX Product Movie:http://youtu.be/0k3KLjVUzF4

15. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

And of course it isn't "always listening", so the argument is DOA. People are afraid of what they don't understand....

7. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I was going to go for the moto 360 but I will try this out. The gold one looks really classy.

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