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

As you my have heard, there are now three officially-announced Android Wear smartwatches: LG’s G Watch, Motorola’s Moto 360, and Samsung’s Gear Live (which was announced today at Google I/O 2014). Unfortunately for those who like Motorola’s wearable device, only the Samsung and LG models are available to order today, with shipments expected to start on, or around July 7. However, the Moto 360 will be released “later this summer”, so customers won’t have too much to wait before being able to buy it.

Since all three new smartwatches have Google’s Android Wear in common, while also having about the same prices (around $200), it may be hard for some customers to decide which one to buy - assuming that we’re talking about customers interested in smartwatches, of course. So we thought that a poll (asking you which of these three devices you’d rather have) should solve things - at least among our readers.

You can see the features of the Samsung Gear Live here, and the features of the LG G Watch here. The specs of the Moto 360 haven’t been announce yet, but we know that, just like Samsung’s and LG’s offerings, the Motorola-made smartwatch is water-resistant.

Which Android Wear smartwatch you'd rather buy?

Samsung Gear Live
LG G Watch
Motorola Moto 360



1. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Eagerly waiting for the moto 360. It being round makes a difference to me.

4. Htconem7

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Moto 360 Hands Down

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Dam....moto is getting popular again.

2. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

The Moto G isn't a smart watch. You mean to say the Moto 360.

3. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

The Moto 360 is the only one that would look good on James Bond, not James the 30 year old virgin who lives in his mom's basement and plays Wow all day.

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Yeah but James Bond will only wear a SONY SMART WATCH which is own by SONY PICTURES. Plus Motorola is a American brand

5. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Why are you using that picture of the Moto 360? Does the Moto 360 have a metal band? Pictures I've seen show a leather strap.http://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/entry_photo_images/10250235/DSC_0447-2040_verge_super_wide.jpg

10. cjo1992

Posts: 25; Member since: May 04, 2012

You can probably change out the bands. Another possibility is they will sell a cheaper one with the leather strap will be cheaper and the metal one will be more.

7. OmarKS

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I'll go with LG for now. Not liking a circular design right now. Have to experience first.

8. cashphama

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

Dear PhoneArena, Why does the Poll say "Motorola Moto G" instead of Motorola Moto 360?

14. Florin.T

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

It's fixed now. That was just a small error.

9. cjo1992

Posts: 25; Member since: May 04, 2012

The Verge had a nice close up view of the Moto 360 and I like the circular design. But it looks to big for me. The face is pretty big and it's pretty thick to.

11. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

yeah if im gonna go smart watch i want it to look somewhat professional not like i got it with my cereal

12. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Not even close. Moto 360 all the way! Super sexy and stylish design.

13. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

I want to get the Moto 360 but I think Android Wear was developed for a square screen. Not feeling the black space at the bottom of the 360.

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

lol #easyquestion #wear360

16. Busyboy unregistered

None, but if I had to it'd be the Moto 360. Hopefully Motorola will live up to its hype..

17. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

Moto G all the way

18. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I don't want smartwatch.

19. ibrahem7731

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

If the lg g watch or the gear live are better than the moto 360 then why every body at the google I/o keynote are wearing it ?!

20. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

Moto 360 has the far better design.

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Moto G is the ONLY TRUE SMART WATCH. I would buy unless SONY SMW3 doesn't makes a great comeback.

23. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I want HTC to make a smartwatch.

24. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Need an option for "they all suck and the prices need a 70% cut"

25. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

The moto wipes the floor with the others.

26. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I'm surprised that the Gear Live got more votes than the G Watch. The G Watch just seems like it has a cleaner-looking design and doesn't look as cheap as the Gear Live. It also has a considerably larger battery...

31. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Not to mention the G Watch has an IPS screen that will be easier to read in more situations and you can also buy a nice leather or nylon watch band for it. The question mark with the always on screen (and always on voice monitoring) is how long the battery will last. IPS does typically burn more power than AMOLED, but perhaps LG is using a LTPS screen. And maybe there is some way to turn off "Google Listen".

35. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

I think its because of price maybe? The LG is far nicer IMHO - but its nice to see Samsung has kind of cleaned up that Gear design - taken off most of the UGLY. I would definitely pick the LG. Samsung is good, but I jut like the LG that much more.

28. zennacko unregistered

Moto 360 looks like a fine watch (and goes well with any kind of environment, from daily routine to high-society parties, where you surely don't want to be seen as "the guy wearing a mini TV under his dress shirt sleeve") , the others with a square design and bigger displays look like some kind of communicator from Power Rangers lol

29. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Feel bad for Samsung and their ugly smart watch =(

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