Watches have always been a very unique item that not only showed the time to the person wearing it, but they also added a certain design and appeal as well. But since technology evolved quite a lot in recent years, we are now able to wear intelligent watches that can connect to the smartphone and even run applications.
Android Wear watches are more than simple smart watches, they are the best device that you can buy on the market which not only looks great, but also provides you with quick access to the most important phone actions and most of them even have their own set of apps which you can access at any time. These watches can be used as pedometer for example, or for numerous other activities as well.
Samsung Gear Live brings a 1.63” display, Bluetooth connection and a resolution of 320×320. LG’s GWatch brings an identical screen size, the smaller resolution of 280×280 and similar connectivity. On the other hand, Moto 360 doesn’t have any specs for now, but from what we expect they should be quite similar.
From an internal hardware standpoint these devices also have the same specifications as well. 1.2GHz processor, Bluetooth 4.0, 512MB of RAM as well as 4GB of internal storage. Furthermore, all these devices include an accelerometer, gyro and a compass. Samsung does stand out of the crowd a little bit by adding a heart rate monitor, but other than that the devices are strictly the same.
The design is also quite similar, although each developer tends to add his own touch to the devices, and that is truly understandable to say the least. The differentiator here is the Moto 360 though which has a circular display for a truly immersive feel of a watch. That way it is not directly identified as smartwatch and would pass among the lesser geeks as well. Interesting part of the GWatch is that the watch strap can be changed with any standard 22mm strap for advanced options in customisation.
When it comes to the price, each device seems to have a different one in any region, but Samsung Gear Live seems to be a little cheaper in the US, under 200$. The Moto 360 is said to be sold at around 250$ when it will be launched later this year, while LG’s watch can be bought somewhere around 230$.
The screen is very durable on all devices, and that is understandable because as a watch it will have to face numerous situations, some of which might really test it.
If you want to sync your Android smartphone with these watches you will need at least Android 4.3 installed on it, and that is valid for all the smartwatches presented here.
Since Google Glass will be sent into mass production hopefully soon, it will be interesting to see how all of these devices will interconnect with each other and how they will be able to improve our life. From checking mail within our glasses to tracking the locations we see in our watch, the possibilities are surely endless and we can’t wait to see what the future will bring us from this perspective.
In the end, these watches can be very useful for a person that’s active all day long, and the prices aren’t that high. Smartphone connectivity is surely a plus, and when you combine that with the ability to install apps on your device you will get a revolutionary product that is well worth the purchase.
If you want to find out more or directly order just browse to the official Android Wear page.