During the I/O 2014, Google has expanded its Android Wear developer preview to developers with full access to the software development kit (SDK) along with previewing additional capabilities. In addition company has officially unveiled the Samsung Gear Live smartwatch along the LG G Watch and they are available for pre-order directly from Google Play store.
Google has also brought the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live to India through Google Play store. One can pre-order the smart watches starting at Rs 14,999 for LG G Watch, which will be shipped on July 8th 2014 and Rs 15,900 for Samsung Gear Live, though it cannot be bought right now.
Android Wear offers contextually relevant notifications and information where it organizes your information, suggests what you need, and shows it to you before you even ask. Like the weather updates, messages from friends and other notifications. You can learn more about this at our previous article.
Coming on to the LG G Watch, it has a 1.65 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 280 x 280 pixels. It has Always-on display that allows you to check the time and see new information at a glance without touching it. The device got a 1.2 GHz processor along with 4GB of internal memory. LG guarantees all day long battery life for G Watch with its 400mAh battery on a single charge. In addition the G Watch is IP67 water and dust resistant.
On the other hand Samsung Galaxy Gear got a similar design and form factor of Galaxy Gear. It spots a 1.63 inch SuperAMOLED display (320×320 pixel) with 278ppi. Gear Live display is always on, adjusting its color and style so that one can always glance for the latest information. It too has 1.2Ghz processor along with 4GB internal storage. It carries a smaller battery of 300 mAh, but Samsung guarantees minimum one day usage with it on single charge. Gear Live carries a variety of sensors including Accelerometer, Digital compass, Gyroscope and Heart rate monitor. It’s also IP67 water and dust resistant, making it for rough usage.
So, which one will you buy? or wait for the Motorola 360 to come?