Samsung Gear S, LG G Watch R, or Moto 360: which one would you get?

Samsung Gear S, LG G Watch R, or Moto 360: which one would you get?
LG did again beat Samsung to the punch with an announcement, unveiling its unique G Watch R wearable, while Samsung kicked the Gear S out of the gate just a tad later. The G Watch R is one of the most intriguing smartwatches so far, with a round flexible OLED display, while the Gear S lets you make phone calls with it now. Let's not forget we'll also have to take the Moto 360 into account this holiday season, that's why we wanted to ask you which of these three fine smartwatch poster kids tickles your fancy the most.

As a reminder, the G Watch R sports a 1.3" Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display with 320 x 320 pixels. LG says that this display provides “stunning image clarity” in any situation - including under bright sunlight. the wearable is IP67-certified, thus being dust- and water-resistant. It’ll offer several fitness apps, while also allowing users to monitor their heart rate thanks to a built-in PPG (photoplethysmography) sensor. Other features include a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory, and a 410 mAh battery. A stainless steel frame, and an interchangeable calf skin leather strap complete the stylish picture.

The Samsung Gear S has a 2" flexible AMOLED screen that offers resolution of 360 x 480, and a dual-core 1GHz processor is on board. It's not Android Wear that is powering the device, however, but Tizen. The Gear S has IP67 certification, so it can handle being submerged in up to 3 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes. The timepiece comes with 512MB of RAM, and with a 300mAh Li-ion cell, you can get as much as 2 days out of the battery before needing a recharge. It allows you to take and make phone calls from your wrist, or receive calls forwarded from your phone. Enhanced S voice functionality means that users can voice commands in order to get things done. Turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation is powered by Nokia's HERE maps. The Gear S comes with three connectivity options, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The 3G connectivity means that you don't have to be tied to your smartphone for the Gear S to send you notifications and messages. The Gear S is also a good companion for those who track their health and are concerned with staying in shape, as it sports a heart rate sensor in its turn, GPS capability and S Health features, too.

Last but not least is the stylish Moto 360, another Android Wearable, is a stainless steel timepiece with IP67 waterproof certification, meaning that you can dunk it in a three feet pool of water for at least half an hour without any ensuing damage. On top of that, the timepiece features a heart rate sensor, too, as is pretty evident from the writing on the back. Moreover, the Moto 360 inductive charging system, ready to top off your phone's battery - hopefully the device will be longer-lasting than the current crop of Android Wear watches from LG or Samsung. A few more built-in sensors, like a light meter and a pedometer, round up Motorola's excellent offering. 

Of course, it would all depend on the pricing, but which one of the trio would you pick as your smartwatch wearable of choice if you had to? Take your pick, and sound off in the comments below.

Samsung Gear S, LG G Watch R, or Moto 360: which one would you get?

LG G Watch R
Samsung Gear S
Moto 360




Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

man,,,, that gear s looks good, wish it comes in metalic colour.

22. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Gear S everyday, anyday

20. bart7773

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 04, 2009

For me, I jumped in on the Rufus Cuff from Rufus Labs. Love the concept despite many feeling it is too large. Execution of its release and functionality, as with all devices, will make or break their larger approach to a wearable device.

19. MEeee

Posts: 449; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

No camera, no buy for me. I'll stick with my Gear. I don't like my new R watch to look like a $5 watch from Chinatown. Over 700 free Gear Faces:

12. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

The LG looks like a very handsome normal watch. The Moto 360 looks sexy because it's minimalistic. Android Wear is only going to get better everyday so Samsung's Tizen powerd offering is a no-go.

16. sgodsell

Posts: 7696; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Tizen developers have to use HTML5 and JavaScript in order to make apps for the watches. Android wear uses the latest KitKat 4.4W. So current Android developers can easily port existing apps over to wear. Hopefully they will remember that the display size and resolution is limited with no keyboard input, and the UI is different as well.

11. adecvat

Posts: 684; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

LG looks like regular watch (no wow-effect). I can buy regular watch, but I need smartwatch. At this point moto 360 is much better.

8. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Looks: LG. Functionality: Samsung

7. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I'm getting a white Samsung Gear S, no doubt!

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

None. But I voted for LG because it's the best looking one. Samsungs good side is Tízen though.

5. Takeharu

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I would still go for the Moto 360 thus far because I just like the design better but if LG comes with a good price I'll probably go for that one. And the Samsung is a joke, no other words need to be said.

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

LG G Watch R. Because it looks nice and it also looks like a normal watch so I won't get robbed so easily by the pesky robbers. Moto 360 is just too obvious and I have nothing to say about the Gear S.

3. aranauser

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

at this stage,NONE

9. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

+1 As long as Android Wear devices are unable to run offline (unlike pebble), none of them will be seen on my wrist. Since I'm a consumer and not a developer I won't spend a dime for a beta-product!

10. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

^^ This

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7696; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

What are you talking about. You can have native Android wear apps run offline. Android wear for instance also allows native phone and tablet apps to send Android Wear functionality to the Wear device. Of course you must be connected for apps like this that run on the phone/tablet. That feature is not offered on any other mobile platform.

2. twens

Posts: 1194; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

As usual sammy got more hate than the word hate. Lol

13. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

It's not hate exactly. Simply PA didn't learn that on those NONSENSE polls, the iGuys that sleeplessly make the crowd on the tech sites, WILL ALWAYS vote against Samsung. The other small group are US Patriots fighting Samsung.

14. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

But I still think that Smartwatches are Wall Street's BS-category. No chance there. Some nice cheep arm bands with useful connectivity(control) with smartphones or tablets could have some success, but Wall Street don't care about $50-$99 products

17. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Actually, after the Disaster that was the Galaxy nexus I will never (and haven't since) buy another Samsung product. Just can't do it. So it's not just Apple fans that dislike Samsung.

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7696; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That was more to do with Verizon and also TI leaving the mobile sector.

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Let's see which comes with better price and features. Moto 360 is very good but G watch R also sounds interesting and Gear S is with Tizen so no for it.

18. torr310

Posts: 1751; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

None of them. I do not wear watch.

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