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Official Android Wear App now available in Google Play

Official Android Wear App now available in Google Play
Android Wear is the smartphone companion app which helps you connect and manage your new LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live…or at least this is what you will use to connect such devices once you receive them from Google.

The G Watch ships within a couple days of ordering, and the Gear Live will ship by July 8th from Google Play. Priced at $229 and $199 respectively, both smartwatches deliver a uniform user experience, as will the Motorola Moto 360 when it becomes available later this year.

The differences between the three are subtle, and really boil down to three things. The G Watch will allow switching out of watch bands, the Gear Live has a heart rate sensor, and the Moto 360 is round. There are some other subtle differences functionally, but internally, the LG and Samsung are basically the same, and while it has not been confirmed by Motorola, we are not expecting much, if any, of a departure from the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU, 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM.

Just as the Android Wear user experience will be the same on watches that use it, that makes setting things up and managing them from the app all the easier. Once things are connected, you can set up what and how certain functions alert you on the watch along with controlling voice action preferences. There are already half-a-dozen apps ready to go, and more will undoubtedly be added in short order.

Obviously, without an Android Wear smartwatch, the app is not of much use, but at least you will be ready once you get your G Watch or Gear Live delivered to you.

source: Google Play

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posted on 02 Jul 2014, 22:03 2

1. Stayfly2407 (Posts: 57; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)

I'll wait on Apple

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 22:30 3

6. steedsofwar (unregistered)

I'll wait on the Moto 360. Keep waiting on Apple. I bet it can be used with any android device right?

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 01:17 1

8. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)

too bad apple product only work on apple. I like a product that can work on various android brand because I don't like to be tied up to only apple (or samsung or sony).

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 22:06 1

2. md227a (Posts: 168; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

Waiting for my Gear Live to get shipped. Been holding out for a smart watch, hoping it delivers.

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 22:19 2

3. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)

I'll wait for Asus' hundred dollar smartwatch because there's really no sense in paying more than that for the current functionality of smartwatches.

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 22:32

7. steedsofwar (unregistered)

This I totally agree with. Otherwise you're paying for the price of two smartphones. And one of them is definitely not a smartphone. And if it really were, why would you want TWO phones? I'm speaking of the ordinary Joe's here.

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 22:21 7

4. Qbancelli (Posts: 75; Member since: 11 Mar 2010)

"I'll wait on Apple"

And Apple is waiting on Motorola to copy the 360, lol

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 22:24

5. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)

You can change bands on the Gear Live.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 02:51

9. brasstax (Posts: 390; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

For some reason I keep reading Android wear as under wear.. :P Gotta change the name

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