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G Watch and Gear Live Now Available for Pre-order on Google Play

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The world’s first Android Wear smartwatches, the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live, are now available for pre-order through Google Play. Thankfully, they should both ship within a week or two.

The LG G Watch is priced at $229 and comes in either Black Titan or White Gold. It has an expected ship date of July 3 and is available in the following countries:  Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States.

The Samsung Gear Live is priced at $199 and comes in only one color for now, black. It is expected to ship by July 8 and is available in the following countries:  Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States.

Full specs and details for each watch can be found here.

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  • Alix8821

    “Leaves warehouse by”….. Google every so early? Like when you pre-order a phone & it leaves early?

    JW, Gear says that. My bday is the 8th,so hoping it leaves then Earlier than the 8th

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  • DJyoSNOW

    lifetrak R415 is what I want to spend my $ on. I’m guessing it will easily do just about as much with solid fitness and sleep tracking! Which won’t charge because of the watch battery lasting so long.

  • M3D1T8R

    So many spam posts to flag….

    The Samsung says it’s compatible with “Samsung phones running 4.3″, but then at the bottom says, “Smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher (check compatibility at g.co/WearCheck)”.
    LG just says any Android 4.3+ device.
    Just when I was about ready to say Samsung seems like the winner between these two.. Even if it is indeed compatible with any 4.3+ device as it seems to be (my DNA on 4.4 shows up as compatible), I hate them for marketing theirs “Samsung phones”. Screw you Samsung. Definitely waiting on Motorola.

    • Robert Macri

      Samsung’s has a smaller battery.

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  • EngineerGunter

    Anyone know if these watches will have Gorilla Glass over their displays??

  • Orion

    Im just patiently waiting for the 360.

  • mcdonsco

    I ordered the LG…Want the 360, but if the LG proves to work well for me, changeable bands etc, I’ll keep it…If not, return and wait on the 360.

    • Charles Walker

      Why not wait just a little longer until the verdict is out on all of them? Itching for something new, eh? ;)

  • ali jawad

    I’m waiting for the Moto 360

  • Droid Ronin

    Who would want the original Gear or Gear 2 now that this is out?

  • http://www.vbjusa.com/ Nick

    Anyone else catch this face during the AndroidWear presentation?

    • jbdan

      I wouldn’t have noticed if it wasn’t for that yellow arrow…. =P
      (but yeah I saw her during the live feed and was howling)

    • guest

      look at that glasshole lol

    • M3D1T8R

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  • BiggiePhat

    Got both. I’ll decide which i keep cause the reviews and comparisons should be out before i receive them

  • DJyoSNOW

    So I’m under the impression these watch only last a day two at best?? ANYBODY (well my Martian notifier watch is doing fine for now)

    • Charlie R.

      They are both listed as having 1-day battery life.

      • DJyoSNOW

        I have a lifetrak pedometer sleep tracker watch (want there new one) and the Martian Notifier. So for the sacrifice of a watch battery and 5to6 days on the notifier I’m good with buying neither of these LG or Samsung watch. Minimalistic I guess but do wear to watches now that’s cool ;/

  • brisal73

    Bought one black and one white for the wife and I to match our Nexus 5′s

    • dannyWHITE

      Nice

    • col3rsc

      Yeah, I got the black one.

  • Charlie R.

    They are both listed as having a 1-day battery life. . .

    I was tempted to order, but I’ll wait for the 360 to see if it’s at all better. My Pebble seems ancient now, but at least it can go a full week on a single charge.

  • Tony Byatt

    Are the bands on either watch interchangeable?

    • Laki S.

      The LG is, 22mm. I think the Samsung might be too.

      • Tony Byatt

        So does that mean the bands can be changed out?

        • Laki S.

          Yes.

          • Tony Byatt

            Thanks..

        • Charlie R.

          From what I’ve read, the Sammy watch does NOT have an interchangeable strap.

          • Tony Byatt

            Thanks

        • brisal73

          Yes the LG site says so… Not sure about samsung

          • Tony Byatt

            Thanks.

      • NexusMan

        Only LG is changeable. A fact that helped to sway me from The Samsung, back to the LG.

        • Laki S.

          Yeah that was the deciding factor for me too.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    just incase anybody is tempted, i’m going to remind you how good looking the black 360 is.

    • Laki S.

      That silver one…..

      • NexusPhan

        Ya, I’m actually digging the silver one a lot. Gonna buy a nice 22mm stainless steel band (assuming it’ll support it like the LG and Sammy do). I can’t wait!!

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        but wheres the gold?

    • dannyWHITE

      What do you work for Motorola? lol

      • NexusPhan

        They’re slowly making their way to the internets. A lot of sites are getting hands on at I/O right now.

    • col3rsc

      I like but I would not be surprised if late summer turns into December.

      • Brent Cooper

        Agreed. Nothing seems to ever be on time in the mobile world

    • mcdonsco

      I want it stainless with the metal band only, the others just make it look, well…bad (IMO)

    • r0l

      If either has great reviews it’s going to be tough.

    • Matt L

      If it’s pricing similar I am sold.

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  • droidrazredge

    So now that we see the prices of the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live, Does the rumored price of the Moto 360 seem more likely to be true now?

    • tu3218

      It better be around those if it wants to compete. I’m sure it could stretch to an additional $50 or so because it definitely seems more premium, but if it hits $300 or more, it’s going to have an issue. I could be wrong but I’d imagine most people don’t want to spend too much on these devices as they’re just companion devices.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aarontrevor Aaron Sentell

    Ordered.

  • Tony Byatt

    Decisions…

    G Watch, Galaxy Live, or wait (you know for what)…

    • Charlie R.

      I’m waiting since these two are both listed with a single day’s worth of battery life. Maybe the 360 will be good for a touch more.

      • mcdonsco

        yea, that was disappointing to see…and with my usage on my phone (having to charge my X 2-3 times per day to get through the day) if they are saying it’s rated for one day, I’m thinking I’ll be lucky if it makes it to the afternoon.

        Trying out the G watch to see, if it is bad, back it goes in hopes the Moto 360 will be better in that regard.

  • Tri-State Weather

    samsung’s is only compatible with samsung phones according to the description. surprised google would allow that, unless its an error.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Where are you seeing that? I’m seeing Requirements
      Smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher (check compatibility at g.co/WearCheck).

      • M3D1T8R

        See my post above.. The Samsung actually says both things.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Never mind I see where you see that wording. I think it is just bad wording?

      • tu3218

        yeah pretty sure it’s just that because everywhere else has made it a point that it’s available for all android 4.3 phones and above. Unlike the traditional galaxy gear devices.

        • Tri-State Weather

          I just asked samsung on twitter. they said only compatible with their phones.

          • M3D1T8R

            They’re lying (or ignorant) morons.

    • M3D1T8R

      See my post above.

  • cjohn4043

    If you had to choose between these two with Moto 360 not being an option, which one would you get?

    • Laki S.

      LG now, 360 when it comes out. I had to get both.

  • Robert Macri

    I have to see it in person, but the price is nice.

    • tu3218

      I agree. I’ll just test them out in Best Buy and purchase then. Just a matter of which one at that point.

  • Eric Hare

    Ew. To both of them. Waiting on the Moto 360

    • Chris Sickels

      I was thinking about getting one now, but I’d rather wait for the 360 to be available and have all my options.

    • dannyWHITE

      I won’t be waiting an extra month for the 360 to come out just to shell out $100 more when I can get the G Watch now for less. Yeah it looks nicer but all these smartwatches have the same functions. I’m more into the Android Wear platform itself.

    • Wall Breaker

      I think its overrated Looks like its from the 90s.

      I want my Tech to Look Futuristic and Hi Tech plus the Lg or Samsung go with Nexus 5 Perfectly. Also the Samsung Gear Has Better Specs than all 3 if you look on GP.

  • Franklin Ramsey

    Works with any android device running 4.3 or higher – And Verizon GNex users wept.

    • Bryan Mills

      It’s a Nexus for a reason. I’m sure there’s a rom

    • r0l

      They are already crying a river of tears for their battery life. Dumped that phone after 10 months.

  • Bryan Mills

    Getting the LG one. Will never support Samsung, and heart rate is a gimmick.

    • guest

      I love hearing that. :-)

    • tu3218

      It’s not a gimmick at all. If you worked out at all you’d understand the desire for it. Ever hear of target heart rate? It’s not something that’s meant to be used all the time. It’s for when you work out but clearly you lack the understanding of such a thing. If you don’t like it, that’s fine. Get the G Watch, or still get the Gear Live and just don’t use that feature. But don’t say it’s a gimmick because people have been checking their heart rate when working out for years. This just adds the ability to attain additional information that can be determined based on someones heart rate during a workout.

      • Bryan Mills

        Yeah yeah you all say that. How many use it on the S5? Not many. Plus, any phone can check heart rates.

        • K

          It’s a gimmick on a phone like the S5, but very useful if incorporated into the watch. Sorta like a fitness band feature. I’m not a fan of touchwiz, but I don’t hate everything Samsung does.

          • Bryan Mills

            Nobody knows if it works properly anyways. There’s fitbands for cheaper for a reason.

          • James_75

            Sure, except it just doesn’t work very well on the Samsung watches… even after the update that was released a week ago.

        • tu3218

          That very well may be true but not everyone needs that feature. But for the people that do, it’s very handy. Those apps are barely any accurate, once you’re heart rate becomes tachy and in the upper 100′s, those apps aren’t worth a damn. I’m hesitant on getting the Samsung because it is Samsung, but I’m really interested in fitness so knowing the Gear Live has the heart rate, I’d say it’s implied that they’re going to take the fitness part rather serious. Unlike the G Watch. Otherwise I’d get the G Watch. Sucks cause there’s features of both that draw me in.

      • James_75

        It’s a gimmick because it doesn’t actually work the way you think it does. These will probably never be as good as an ANT+ chest strap like what the Garmin Vivofit uses.

        • tu3218

          Regardless. The Samsung watch gives me more features than the Lg G watch, and for a cheaper price. I’m going to get the Moto 360. So the cheapest way to experience android wear right now will be the samsung one.

    • Charlie R.

      Just wish they didn’t have 1-day battery life. Just something else to charge every single night. :(