Poll results: Which Android Wear smartwatch you'd rather buy: Samsung Gear Live, LG G Watch, or Moto 360?

Google’s Android Wear is off to a good start thanks to three different companies that made three different smartwatches based on it: Samsung Gear Live, LG G Watch, and Motorola Moto 360. Last week, we published a poll asking you to vote which of these new smartwatches you’d rather get. The results are a bit surprising - not because of the product that won most of your votes, but because of the very few votes that the other two got.

As you’ve probably expected, Motorola’s Moto 360 received the highest number of votes: 2,566, or 83.64%. The Samsung Gear Live comes next with 273 votes (8.9%), while LG’s G Watch managed to lure only 7.46% of voters (229).

Unfortunately for all the Moto 360 fans out there, only the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch can be ordered at the moment. Samsung’s watch costs $199, while LG’s device is offered for $229 (both via Google Play). The Moto 360 will be released later in the summer, and we’re assuming that this is because Motorola needs more time to optimize everything for the watch’s round display. The Moto 360 may cost at least $250, and it's said that it's going to be launched at the same time with the upcoming Moto X+1 smartphone.

Which Android Wear smartwatch you'd rather buy?

Samsung Gear Live
LG G Watch
Motorola Moto 360



1. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Hope all get release soon.

12. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

Samsung really needs to Fire their Design department ... ALL Samsung devices Looks like Crap !!

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Exactly. Their GEAR Watch was force and was poorly design.

2. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

yup moto 360 get my money if i would buy a smart watch but i believe apple might change that

3. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Moto... i prefer a smartwatch that looks like a standard analog watch

7. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

What standard watch has an all black face with no hands or actual dial?

9. benhar156

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

it looks more like a normal watch than others

4. NOSrawesome

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

WOOHOO go Motorola

5. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Moooto Moooto Moooto!

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If I had to get one with no other alternative I'd get the moto 360.

8. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

But of course you'd get the iWatch if there was one...

10. wilsong17 unregistered

Not paying 300 for a smart watch that why I have a phone for

11. androide

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

the moto looks more natural to me

13. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I have to agree, the 360 is the most interesting, but has no camera. I'd get one anyway.

14. NationGuettaTR

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

as a Samsung user will surely buy Moto 360 smartwatch

15. Filip.

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Will get a Moto 360 and Moto X + 1...and will design them in Moto Maker :D


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

who voted for the other 2 though?

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

If Moto can sell theirs at 249$ I will buy one. Pretty soon every watch maker will make a smart watch.

19. mossman

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

I'm really surprised by the love affair with Google Wear vs. the Gear 2. To summarize comments across the web: Google Wear isn't quite there yet, but golly it's going to be the right answer to this smartwatch thing, Gear 2 is total crap. Well, I guess this is one time when I'm proud not be in lockstep with the majority. I'm a huge Google fan, and at the end of the day I'd like Google Wear to succeed, but I also have a Gear 2 and I'm telling you, that device is freaking awesome. I think that when people start getting this first round of Google Wear, we'll start seeing comments like: I like this watch, but I wished it didn't require voice control so much. After all, there's a reason why touch controls are so popular on phones these days, because it's an efficient way to navigate. There are a lot of pluses to voice control, and I expect Wear to do voice recognition better than the Gear 2, but there are plenty of times I want to swipe my watch as opposed to talking to it. To put it another way, I think the Gear 2 suffered from unrealistic expectations, which Wear promised but won't be able to deliver either (and the same for an iWatch, I would presume). I think people will start to realize all the things the Gear 2 got right, because it did get a lot right. I know, because I actually own one, and I use it every day.

20. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

The only problem with Gear 2 (and also the problem with iWatch) is a proprietary model made to support certain brand. It's great, but it's not open. The Android Wear will win just because it's open and will support any device with android.

21. mossman

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

That's probably true. I guess my thinking is that the ideal smartwatch will balance touch and voice control. Wear's integration with Google services (like music, maps, etc.) gives it the inside edge in the long term. But at the same token, the Gear 2 is only a few apps short of the ideal for me, and I actually see Wear as being farther away at this point, at least based on the few reviews that have come in.

22. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Google knows how to make software, the end. You are assuming wayyy too much here in your post. Wear will succeed because Google Now has already succeeded and it will only get better. Don't get me wrong, I think the Gear 2 is awesome, but Tizen will never be able to match the evolution speed of Wear software. In just a year, Wear is going to have a ton of apps and be far superior than Tizen. I would have loved to have bought a Gear 2 but I wasn't going to buy a new phone because of it and now I definitely wouldn't buy one because Wear has come out. I think the Gear 2 is awesome and I would never give someone a hard time for having one since I wish I had one, but it simply won't be able to compete with Google. And for the record, I think the Gear 2 wins against any new Wear device currently, but that is going to rapidly change once developers start getting their hands on Wear and seeing the potential for profit.

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