Moto 360 vs LG G-Watch R vs Samsung Gear S - size, specs & features comparison

Moto 360 vs LG G-Watch R vs Samsung Gear S - size, specs & features comparison
With the announcement of the Moto 360, the smart-watch "circle" is now complete. We have three different devices from established vendors, and each presents its own viewpoint of how a smart-watch should look and feel, and what it should be able to do. While the Moto 360 and LG G-Watch R want you to feel like you're wearing a regular watch, the Samsung Gear S is more like a miniature smartphone strapped on your wrist. 

The trade-off in design and weight appeal is that the Gear S is the only stand-alone smart-watch by far. It's the only one you can bring outside without a smartphone in your pocket, and don't miss out on any vital functionality - be it calls, messages, or even apps. Not that the other two aren't capable tickers on their own, with their Android Wear functionality offering plenty of untapped potential. Each smart-watch has its own unique charm, and here's how they stand up to each other. Which one do you like best?

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24 Comments

1. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Is it only me, or others can also see there is no data in the table. :-?

2. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

at the moment of typing this comment it's fine and there is data

5. Dthawk

Posts: 42; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

it's invisible to me as well.

10. tyger11

Posts: 292; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

The content of the table seems to have been done in a very strange way - it's loading from a frame from a third party site, so if your security settings are a certain way, you may very well be seeing nothing like I am. If you view just the frame, then you'll go to the site the info is actually on, and be able to see the data on the table. Ugh.

21. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Thanks for your feedback, we'll keep it in mind.

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5721; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

For build it should say what type of metal Because Steel is much more durable than aluminum Any one know which one the Gear S is?

4. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

All metal watches have stainless steel backs because of our sweaty arms :) Sadly, the really exact information about the waches is at a bit of a shortage right now, but at least we know the most important stuff.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5721; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Thanks, good to see that they're all stainless steel IMO watches need to be more durable since they are somewhat more exposed than a phone

6. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Was going to buy the Moto 360 at launch but now I think I'll at least wait until the fall when the version with the metal band comes out. By then Android Wear will have more features and hopefully the battery issues will be sorted out. Really wish Google would release a Nexus Chrono with the Nexus X...

7. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

gonna get moto 360, waiting for metal strap version.

9. clearblack

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

MOTO 360

22. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I Thought lg was gonna be better than the 360 because of its full round screen. But thanks to this chart i can see it is bigger than 360 but has a smaller screen so has thicker bezels to hide the screen driver. For this reason i prefer the 360.

11. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

the problem with the moto 360 is that android wear was not design for it, so text around the corners is cut off, check the verge video review for more details, and the battery is dreadful as well.

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7431; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If you looked at the Android Wear development then you would have know that Google and Android Wear already took that into consideration. Even when you create a new app then 2 layouts are automatically created for you. One rectangle and one round. So when you say that Android Wear was not designed for it. Then you are clearly just trolling.

24. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

was not trolling but when I see the google cards come up and pieces of information cannot be read because the corners are cut off, then there is something wrong with the software. They might have different thing for developers, but google now as is, it is meant more for a square design than anything else, at least until google updates it to work with round design for their own applications.

12. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Is it me or LG G Watch looks like a watch you can buy from Wal-mart for $20? I was really looking forward a smart watch look like a watch... but it just looks bad. I do like the Moto 360 with metal strap. Without metal strap, it looks really cheap.

13. JayFiveAlive

Posts: 67; Member since: May 30, 2014

Moto 360 can't even make it a full day without charging. No thank you. I can manage one full day for battery, but charging it twice a day really is unacceptable.

14. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

agreed I am going to check what apple does and see if they do force other manufacturers to do a better job.

16. sgodsell

Posts: 7431; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Both of you are just trolls. First of all do any of you have an Android Wear smart watch. Just judging from your posts then, the answer is clearly NO. So you came here to bash and troll then with your lies.

17. JayFiveAlive

Posts: 67; Member since: May 30, 2014

Lies?? Look at every review/preview of the 360 that came out. Every single one of them says it can't make it without charging twice a day. If a troll to you is someone is doesn't agree with you, then yes I am a troll. I am waiting to buy a Android Wear watch... so no I don't own one. I don't care for the square displays, so I may have to wait a month for the LG R, but if that has no gorilla glass, then I may just have to wait longer as I will scratch the hell out of it.

19. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

yeah out of the ones announce the asus zen watch has nice build quality, granted is a little square but after looking at the review where the corners cut off text on the watch, because android wear was not design for round corners, makes me think that google didn't think it through.

20. JayFiveAlive

Posts: 67; Member since: May 30, 2014

ASUS one does look nice. I do think I like that one the most of the square ones anyway. Maybe Google will fix some of these complaints in Android 2.0 in mid October... fingers crossed.

18. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

i had the LG G watch so before you assume that other people don't have it, make sure you have the facts to back it up, the G watch had to be charged everyday but the moto 360 has a lower battery capacity.

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Both are pretty thick but the LG watch looks thin enough because they break up the sides.

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