LG G Watch vs Samsung Gear Live: specs comparison


Today, we saw the first two Android Wear smartwatches announced - the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live - and both should be up in the Play Store very soon for pre-order. Of course, you may need a bit of help knowing which device to put your money on. To help you with that, we've got a quick specs comparison, and you can also check out our hands-on impressions of the G Watch.

Surprisingly, there isn't a whole lot that separates these two smartwatches. Both feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processors clocked at 1.2GHz. Both offer 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM. Both have the same sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, and heart rate monitor). And, both are IP67 dust and water resistant. The two smartwatches are even almost the same size. They have the same width (37.9mm); the LG G Watch is shorter (46.5mm vs 56.4mm); but, the G Watch is thicker (9.95mm vs 8.9mm) and slightly heavier (63g vs 59g.) 

There are only major differences between the two smartwatches. First is in the battery capacity, where the G Watch has a larger battery than the Gear Live at 400mAh vs 300mAh. Second is the display, where the Gear Live has an ever so slightly smaller screen at 1.63-inches vs 1.65-inches, but Samsung's display has a higher resolution (320 x 320 vs 280 x 280) and Samsung uses an AMOLED display rather than an LCD IPS display. 

So, at the end of the day, the display on the Gear Live may be better (though early reports say the glass is very reflective), and may make up for the smaller battery. The Gear Live is also $30 cheaper ($199 vs $229). That is all so close that in the end, it may just be a matter of which design you prefer. 

Which one do you like better? Sound off in our poll.

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