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Wednesday Poll: LG G Watch R or Moto 360?

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Now that the LG G Watch R, LG’s new round smartwatch (pictured above), is official, we can’t help but ask for your opinions on it. More importantly, we want to know how you think it stacks up to Motorola’s yet-to-be-fully-revealed Moto 360. Both are made of premium materials (stainless steel and leather), both look much more desirable than the rest of the Android smartwatches on the market, and both look like real watches first, smartwatches second.

The G Watch R packs in a P-OLED display and will arrive in Q4. The Moto 360 carries an edge-to-edge, almost infinity-like display, coupled with stainless and chamfered edges, but should be here much sooner than Q4.

As of tonight, with the unveiling of the G Watch R, which one are you leaning towards?

LG G Watch R or Moto 360?

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  • Hans Koenig

    Hard to decide. I am leaning towards Moto 360 though. Looks more exclusive. Both will look great with these kind of watch faces though: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.smartwatchface.watch.face.speedometer.android.wear

  • Michael Little

    Or how about a third choice… Neither

  • pyro74boy .

    C none of the above. All of these smartwatches are a gimmick.

  • JonathonFlores

    When apple released the iPhone, there was nothing like it. It created and dominated a market bc there was no competition. Moto had that same scenario in it’s grips. It seems Moto wants to lose sales to a competitor bc now people have options. Moto could have a nice headstart.

    • sirmeili

      They may very well still be the first to market. When the iPhone was released, were there no other similar phones already released or about to be released? I think there were, they just didn’t hold up to the craze that Appple created with the iPhone.

      • JonathonFlores

        Negative. Before iPhones, there were Windows Mobile phones and PDAs. Apple created the smartphone. The first Competitor was the Blackberry Storm which competed almost a year later with the iPhone 3G. My point is, Apple didn’t have competition until it already had traction. Moto has competition before its product is released.

  • Enflu3nza

    if the G Watch R can match or beat the battery life claims of the 360, it has my vote. until then, 360 all the way.

  • If I step out of my tech head logic & put on my watch w#*re hat I have to say I want, & may purchase, both.

    A normal watch is equal parts function (timepiece) & aesthetic (fashion piece).
    From fashion aspect I acknowledge that I only need one watch, but prefer to own multiples. Why because it accentuates the outfit. Just like shoes, rings, & the like. One is minimal (360) & the other more active (watch R).

    So to be 100% honest spending $500 (if both watches are $250+/-) to buy essentially the same item just in slightly different flavors will not bother me. As long as both can churn out 2.5 or more days on a charge, do not appear to look cheap, & have interchangeable bands. It would also be nice if one came in a choice of colors: black & brushed metal. If not then I would at present be more inclined to buy the 360 since I already have a watch a tachymeter.

    Though if they both prove to be Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y watches I would buy both. As watches are just as much fashion accessories as function in (my) current society.

  • snoty

    Can I vote for the ingrown hair on the hand pictured above?

  • Brandon Hinson

    why… why would you pick the watch with the huge ugly as hell black box at the bottom of the screen!?!?! that thing drives me nuts!!!!!

    • sirmeili

      Umm…one could say “why… why would you pick the watch with the huge ugly as hell numbered bezel aorund the screen!?!?! that thing drives me nuts!!!!!”

      I mean to each his own. Personally I like the design of both, but the 360 will be in my collection first.

      • Brandon Hinson

        While I see your point I think there is a pretty big difference between an issue on/with the screen and around the screen

        • cns2007

          Not to me. Again, personal opinion. I like both.

        • sirmeili

          Are you upset that a round watch will be missing information compared to a square watch (or depending on your view: vice versa)? I mean, that little sliver at the bottom is not likely to hold any information as the format (Android Wear) is going to put most if not all information right in the center just because they have screens of multiple shapes.

  • Joshua Rewerts

    To be honest, I’m probably going to wait for reviews of both to see what the good or bad points are, and even then maybe wait one more generation for everyone to work out the issues in hardware, battery life, and to let Android Wear mature a bit. Let some healthy competition kick in for our hard-earned luxury spending money!

  • markgbe

    Very interesting. If they both were released at the same time i would probably check out the LG. I do like larger watch faces though so moto360 might be the one for me at the moment.

    • sirmeili

      I think you’ll find the actual watches are of similar size. Yes, the “Screens” will be differing sizes, but the overall casing will be very close. LG is just using a bezel where Moto is not (Hence the “flat tire” that everyone makes a huge deal about).

      Personally, I like both, but the idea that I can completely change the whole face of the watch keeps the 360 in the lead for me. I think some watch faces might look odd with the numbered bezel. They might have been better off leaving the numbers off it.

  • viewthis66

    Unless another company can make something better than this, for my personal taste, it’s Moto 360 all day.

    • AB

      Is this an official image. This looks much smaller.

      • sirmeili

        Some of the images floating around are of women wearing them or men with smaller wrists. Of course depending on the size of your wrist the watch will look relatively smaller or larger.

        Above might be an image of a person with larger than average wrists or even average wrists. It’s hard to tell.

        I do believe that is an official image, or at the very least, and image of someone actually wearing the device.

  • Kevin

    does that have a real rotating bezel? or something on screen? the numbers dont line up with the numbers on the watch face…

  • Justin Kos

    How about a poll if were interested in a smart watch innthr in the 1st place? I see zero use for one, especially in the gym which some people have praised them for. Last thing I need is a 250 dollar watch on my wrist when doing a clean and press.

    • 213ninja

      i think they did that poll awhile back.

      i do remove my Gear2 when doing cable work but it doesn’t interfere with anything else.

      the pro’s: it constantly monitors my heart rate and allows me to quickly adjust my music. it also enables me to screen notifications/calls to see if there is anything worth interrupting my workout for…

      to each their own though…

  • i’m serious

    The poll should be: If you have a moto360 and see another person with a moto360 will you suck him off for being so super cool?

  • schoat333

    None because a watch, yes any watch, is a complete wast of money.

  • tomn1ce

    Unless the G Watch does something differently better then the Moto 360 and there’s a stainless steel option of it, I’m sticking with the Moto 360…Will wait and see what they both offer, but I’m leaning more to the Moto 360.

    • cns2007

      The LG is reported to be stainless steel as well.

  • AUSTEEEZZZ

    Who actually voted for the G Watch R!

  • morgan boyle

    i really want to say M360 but that LG render is looking pretty good. But i guess those numbers on the outer ring are part of the bezel and if thats the case i would be a little disappointed.

  • Asa Thomas

    LG will simulate the screen, but they won’t heal/patch/clone stamp the almost-but-not-completely-healed scab near his pinky knuckle … C’mon!

  • duo thai

    if the outer ring of the gwar can change from clock marks to notification light or whatever it is definitely a better design then the black bar of the 360

    you could have the outer ring display clock marks while the inner watch face is blank so you could see the time at anytime while still saving battery life.

    I don’t understand how anyone could think that the unsightly black bar at the bottom of the 360 is a better design then this.

    of course there are other factors to be determined like how it charges and of course price. I can’t wait for ifa!

  • chris_johns

    I’ll be honest i like the look of the lg watch a lot…but i like the 360 better…i love the chrome housing with the chrome band when its out..i like the fact you can completely change the entire face of the 360, changing the whole look of the watch,…not much u can do about the look of the lg watch besides colors i guess the housing is the main draw to it…plus i like the screen and overall size of the x…i do like what lg did thought but i prefer classy watches to sport watches
    .
    nice thing is you can buy both for cheaper then a tissot and have a watch for dif occasions..id use the lg in the gym and the moto when i go out and at work
    .
    but since im cheap im just going with the 360

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I like em both. If these are really the first few smartwatches to happen, this could get more expensive than my phone addiction.

  • red014

    Price. Price is all I need. If this can hit the market substantially below the 360 (as in $175, assuming the 360 is $250), then I’m in.

    • chris_johns

      yeah…bc that makes sense…price their premium watch lower then their cheap one….

      • red014

        Plastic screens are now premium. Cute.

  • While I do share the feeling of being slightly burnt out on the hype machine that is the Moto 360, I still feel that it is the prettier device and that it’s going to win out on looks alone.

  • Wilsonian

    I think Moto screwed up by showing us their beautiful watch, and then waiting around 3 more months to release it. If they would have released it soon after its unveiling, then the vast majority of us would have jumped on it and they would have the market controlled – the Android Wear market, that is. Now that they’ve postponed this so long, they’ve given other companies too much opportunity to refine their devices and make something just as beautiful. It now will cause a lot of people to wait to see what’s coming down the pipe from LG and other manufacturers. I know I was one that said it was Moto 360 for sure when I first saw it compared to the offerings from Samsung and LG. Now that I’ve seen this watch from LG, even in a render, it at least makes me want to wait to see what it looks like in person. Two weeks ago, Moto would already have my money.

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Man the Moto fanboys on this site are rough. The LG looks better. Come on. And I was all set to get the 360 too.

    • chris_johns

      depends what u like…which is why there are 1000000 dif watch brands out there….i prefer the all screen chromed look of the 360…the lg is nice but i feel u can change up the look of the 360 way more then the lg bc the frame is there…changing faces wont have the same effect

    • cns2007

      Why do you have to be a fanboy to like the 360? I like them both, but lean more towards the 360.

  • tabbibus

    cant say till i see the price

  • Paul Christopher

    I’ll have to wait and see what the specs are for the LG. From the picture, it is really aesthetically pleasing to look at. I’d like to see them side by side before I made a decision on which I’d prefer as they are both nice looking smart watches.

  • Raven65

    Where’s the option for “Neither”?

    • NexusMan

      There isn’t one here. To get that option, you just move on to the next post, and don’t comment on this one.

      • Raven65

        I disagree… it is a valid option (or should be). I’m just voicing my opinion that smartwatches are an answer to a question that nobody asked. I just don’t see the point of them unless they completely replace the smartphone – which I don’t think can happen with a tiny screen (round, square, curved or otherwise). If you already have a smartphone on you, what do these really add to your life – other than yet another battery to have to keep charged?

        • NexusMan

          I agree that your opinion of you not personally needing a smartwatch is valid. However, this is not the post to express that opinion. There are, were, and will be more posts regarding that matter. This one, poised a specific question: Which do you prefer of these two.

          • Raven65

            …and I prefer neither.

          • Charlie

            well then, this thread is not for your participation. the basic premise of the poll is that you will be buying, or are at least very interested in, a smartwatch. if you will not be buying, or are not interested in, a smartwatch, then this thread has nothing for you, and needs nothing from you.

          • NexusMan

            Refer back to my original response to you.

          • Raven65

            …and you mine.

          • NexusMan

            There’s no need, for reasons already stated by myself and Charlie.

  • tu3218

    I need to see videos at the very least of the g watch before making judgment.

  • Brandon

    I for one actually like the look the the G Watch better.

    • JimmyHACK

      Looking like a real watch helps

  • Christopher Moore

    Think about this for a second. Once Motorola finally releases the “350” there will be at least 2 other round watches being released shortly after. And by the time Motorola figures out how to make a true 360 watch other competitors would have already flooded the market with better designs. Motorola is to slow to react to competition.
    Motorola might be the only major player with a black bar at the bottom. How will this work for app development?

    • chris_johns

      lol ur last sentence made me laugh…fact u wrote that thinking it was a thing is hilarious…and im pretty sure if moto covered most the screen with a housing like the lg r they could hide that black bar behind it…but they chose not to so they could get as min a bezel as possible…and im glad they did

  • cns2007

    I like them both and may get both. For me the 360 is a bit more elegant and the R is more sporty. I’d wear depending on occasion.

  • Rich Nahra

    Hour marks don’t exactly line up with the painted tick mark on the bezel. Look hour 12 for instance.

    • JimmyHACK

      could be a photoshop or the band may actually rotate like on most watches.

  • Apple will be better

    Wait for the good one.

  • creed

    Anything but Moto FTW!

  • shecalledmejay

    I wonder how bad the glare is going to be though on this or the moto 360.

    • chris_johns

      valid concern…im curious also

  • Chase

    Really? No one is else going to say it? We’re all going to pretend we don’t see it? Alright, fine. I guess I’ll be the one point it out…

    …ZIT! The guy has a huge freakin’ ZIT on his hand inbetween his pinky and ring finger! Did the guy who edit this photo just NOT notice that big blob of PUSS staring right back at him? Or was he too horrified to patch the damn thing out? Now we have a humongous PIMPLE sharing the screen space for this ad! I don’t even remember what’s being advertised anymore! Hell, it might not even be a zit; it might be the HERP! UGH!

    Ok, that’s all I wanted to say. Have fun with this horrifying realization festering inside your head. I know I did.

    • M3D1T8R

      Nobody cares. We’re interested in the devices, not the model.

  • GamePiece

    I voted for LG. All I have right now is appearance, and I think the LG looks better. But I think the 360 will out perform the LG, and if that becomes the case, I’d get the 360.

  • M3D1T8R

    Liking that OLED display on the LG. But still leaning towards the Motorola. Really want to see the next version of these have sapphire.

  • Eddie Lau

    The “30” minute label is wrong. It should be displayed as to what we read. I believe software update can make it right.

    • chris_johns

      i lol’d

  • Sergio Arroyo

    The LG Watch R looks way better. The watch looks like a normal watch but with good hardware, AND THAT CIRCLE THO. The Moto 360 looks like a small plate on your wrist and doesnt look like watch at all.

  • AcceSpeed

    Moto 360. Both are really good-looking, but I just prefer that style.

  • Jon Krueger

    when are these people going to learn? That the band also matters not just the watch itself? the bands all look cheap!

  • mcdonsco

    Funny as hell that all of Bryan Mills comments are “awaiting moderation”

    LOL

  • NexusMan

    Moto 360, just as always. I love how they’re selling point (and those buying into it) is “the 1st circular smartwatch that uses all of the screen.” AND? So what? All that translates to me, is yet ANOTHER smartwatch without an ambient light sensor, that you’ll have trouble viewing indoors and outdoors, and drive yourself crazy trying to go into settings and manually crank up the brightness everytime you go outside, and then doing the reverse when you’re indoors and the screen is blinding you. FAIL. No wireless charging. FAIL. No heartrate sensor. FAIL. Bigger bezel and smaller screen. FAIL. They’re acting like they’ve achieved some type of innovation. NO. Moto actually made a conscious decision to create an edge to edge circular watch that intelligently adjusts brightness. And I appreciate Moto’s design efforts.

    • PoisonApple31

      lol get a grip before you cream yourself.

      • NexusMan

        Not creaming. And have a firm grip. Simply lististing all the RELEVANT advantages of the Moto 360 in contrast to the utterly stupid “flat tire” comments from some posters.

    • kashtrey

      I like the 360 more and agree with a lot but the GWR does have a heart rate monitor. FYI.

      • NexusMan

        Thanks. Note taken.

  • Mickey A Valentine

    I love watches, I have 3 and pocket watch (choo choo). I’ll buy them both jus to mix it up, accessorize with my M8 and OPO. And my google glass whenever that decides to look normal.

    • sirmeili

      “And my google glass whenever that decides to look normal.”

      I’m a bit confused… Are you saying when wearing one becomes normal or when the device itself decides to look normal? Because if it’s the latter of the two, it’s the first device in it’s market meaning that it defines what is “Normal” for that device. TRue, something else can come along, or it can change it’s look, and define a new normal, but for now, the way Glass looks is in an of itself “Normal” for what it is.

      • Mickey A Valentine

        I was kind of being sarcastic, but I meant when Google Glass finalizes their design to be the sleek and stylish headset it was imagined to be. I was just to lazy to type it.

        • sirmeili

          Ok..makes complete sense now 🙂 Thanks for the clarification 🙂

          • Mickey A Valentine

            Mhm {:

  • Ray

    They both look awesome! Im a watch collector so I will be getting both

  • sean parmenter

    No renders or visuals of it actually running Android Wear. 360 still has me sold

  • droidrazredge

    From a technological perspective they’re both incomplete display circles but it doesn’t appear that way because from a design perspective things appear different. Motorola is not covering their bezel with a border and LG is with the stainless steel or plastic border. It makes it even more obvious that they’re doing this because the border is a different material than the screen and is not part of the display which is more than likely why the display is much smaller than the Moto360. Smoke and mirrors by LG is what they’re banking on to outsell the Moto360 by their fill the gap to complete the circle slogan.

  • droidrazredge

    I don’t mind the flat tire on the Moto360 because my watches always come with a spare. /s

  • Rodeojones000

    Easy decision. LG.

    • NexusMan

      Because it always best to buy based on renders.

      • PoisonApple31

        That’s exactly how most people who frequent this site made their decision on the 360. Oh, the watchface is a circle, got to have it.

        • NexusMan

          You clearly have no idea of what you’re talking about on that matter.

        • JimmyHACK

          The full circle is a lie!

        • sirmeili

          They’ve been showing off the actual Moto 360, on people’s wrists and using it, at least since Google I/O if not earlier. I didn’t really make up my mind until then (and I saw the first reports from those that got the hands on).

          So, while I can’t speak for everyone else who has made their decision about the watch, I wouldn’t go so far as to say “most” have decided they want it based on a render.

  • crazed_z06

    Have to wait and see then in person.. also want to see what Sammy’s round watch looks like. I like the feature set in the Gear line over the Android Wear line.

  • XvierX

    That’s one crusty gross hand they chose to model the watch. My eyes started on the face of the watch and slowly shifted to the blemish above his knuckle. lol They shoulda booked Costanza.

    • Pierito

      This is actually the best comment in this comment section.

  • Christopher Moore

    That 360 lead gets smaller and smaller each day. Motorola had all of you throwing money at the screen at one point. Too bad they didn’t release the 360 in “time”. Motorola blew it. In a few months everyone will have a round smart watch.

    • Razball

      That’s true and I feel a little bad for them they really can’t catch a break

    • NexusMan

      “Everyone” has smartphones too. But are they all selling?

    • kashtrey

      And yet still twice as many people want the 360 over the GWR. It was inevitable that other manufacturers would catch up, but this isn’t a zero-sum game like smartphones. More than likely, people will end up with multiple watches.

      • Dominick White

        Please they could have a poll on this site about moto selling sh*t on a stick and most people would still say they will buy it and then tell you in the comments how it’s the best thing ever

    • sirmeili

      What is in “time”? Before it was ready? they’ve always stated that it would be late summer. They are still “on time”.

      LG said 4th quarter. That could be as late as December 31st which is still over 4 months away. It could be sooner, but we don’t know. I suspect it will be in time for gift buying for xmas, but that would be just a guess as well.

  • Dr James Darlon

    The LG is for adults and the Lenovo is for tweeners.

    • Razball

      Maybe but I’m 22 and married and own my own business and I like looks of the 360

    • NexusMan

      Didn’t realize Lenovo had a smartwatch.

      • JimmyHACK

        Lenovo owns Moto

        • NexusMan

          Lenovo intends to buy Motorola. And Google intends to sell Motorola. Google OWNS Motorola.

          • sirmeili

            Thank you for this. The sale is not final yet, and people don’t seem to realize that. Google is, and until the sale is approved remain, the owner of Motorola.

    • sirmeili

      Can you give me your definition of “adults” and “tweeners”? I think you might have that backwards? Though honestly, I like the design of both watches. I would buy the 360 first, however.

      That said, I am in my late 30s, so I’m pretty sure I most certainly do NOT fall into the category of “tweener”.

  • 213ninja

    admittedly, i voted without reading the announcement…

  • Kev

    i prefer flat tire in an elegant case with thin bezel, than a full plastic circle in a dull case with cheap-look bezel

    • Christopher Moore

      I prefer a full plastic circle in a elegant case. Why settle for less?
      But at the same time I don’t want to pay over $200 for one. So LG gets my vote if the price is right. I just can’t get over the flat tire look; just not natural looking.

      • Cael

        If the G Watch is $229 then the G Watch R is most def going to be $250+.

        • sirmeili

          The only way I could see the price being the same or lower than the G Watch is if somehow the technology price has lowered between releases. That said, since this is a round watch, I don’t see that being the case. I agree that at the very LEAST it will be the same price as the G Watch, but most likely will be more because of the use of “premium” materials.

  • James VanDieren

    Bezel and build quality over “avoiding the flat tire.”

    • Godzilla

      build quality? are you aware of motorola’s history of build quality?

      • sirmeili

        Of all the Motorola Devices I’ve owned (Older flip phones, couple of Razr V3s, OG Droid and now MotoX), they’ve all had great build quality. I won’t say they’ve all be the best to use devices (What flip phones were when compared to what we have today), but they were all solidly built.

        I personally don’t have any experience of any devices between the OG Droid and the MotoX as I had a GNex between the 2 devices.

    • kashtrey

      Please elaborate on build quality…

      • James VanDieren

        Simply put, in my anecdotal experience, with 5 Motorola android devices in my past, going back to the OG Druid, the build quality of Motorola devices has always been too notch.

        • JimmyHACK

          many will say the same about the past couple years of LG flagship products.

          • James VanDieren

            Their experience does not invalidate mine, and my experience does not invalidate theirs.

        • kashtrey

          Sorry, I was confused, I thought you were sighting LGs build quality over Motos.

  • battery

    If both those watches need to be recharged every day/other day , no thank you. I want to see a watch that will have its basic function (show the time!) available for at least a week between charges. Also, i want to see those coming with a nice, custom wireless charging solution.

    • PoisonApple31

      You are going to be waiting a long time for that.

    • kashtrey

      Why do you want a “custom wireless charging solution?” I’d much rather have one that’s standard compliant like the 360 has.

    • sirmeili

      I personally hate to sleep with a watch on. All my watches go into a watch case at the end of the day (well, the one I was wearing that day gets put away). So if instead of having to putting it in my watch case, I have to put it on a charger, I don’t have a problem with that.

  • Orion

    Good job by LG but I still like the moto 360 better.

  • mickey4mice

    Cheap knockoff of the already bargain basement cheap Casio sports watch. Probably pairs well with off-the-shelf Walmart suit.

    • imronburgundy

      Says the guy rocking a mickey mouse avatar.

      • sirmeili

        Dude, Mickey Rocks! And no, I’m not being sarcastic.

  • mcdonsco

    Ummm…duuuuuuhhhh?

  • RoboCop

    I just want matching tech. Moto x2 and 360 for me. I really am not enjoying the G3. Idk what it is but there’s lag, it’s just too big, the screen isn’t really thaaaat great, and because of the screen battery isn’t as good as I was hoping. Plus I miss touchless control. And active notifications. No g3, no R

    • droidrazredge

      Interesting I would have thought with all those blowing Moto X out of the water specs that the G3 has it would perform way better than the Moto X. /s .

      • RoboCop

        On paper it does but I think the X was smoother, I don’t notice the LG being any faster, and ya the screen is nicer but I liked the size of the X and the build quality more. Really it’s just the Camera that I like… I’m running Nova Launcher and SwiftKey cuz the LG US and keyboard sucked

        • droidrazredge

          I love my Moto X and my friends that I’ve recommended it to both love it as well. It’s hands down the best phone I’ve owned. I know at first you probably enjoyed the G3 but after a way you started to see the magic Motorola put in their phone, similar to what Apple does with their iPhone, and starting regretting it. I just have to figure out how I am going to get the Moto X+1 and what I’m going to do with my Moto X. I’m also using Nova Launcher with Moonshine.

          • kashtrey

            I still give the OG Droid the edge on my favorite phone, but the X is definitely the best, though I’ll always miss a physical keyboard.

    • droidrazredge

      I guess the only thing the G3 has the Moto X beat on is the camera and screen. I can’t wait to see how the MotoX2 makes the other OEMS look silly again in 2014 with their so called “outdated” specs and innovating features.

  • cjohn4043

    The 360 still is the more interesting one to me. The design says “watch”, but yet it still makes people curious to know what it is exactly. The new G Watch looks like a classic watch, something people may pass by and think nothing about.

    • Razball

      Agreed 100%

    • NexusMan

      Exactly. It’s almost like a spy smartwatch. It’s like you are trying to hide the fact you’re wearing a smartwatch. It looks like a regular run of the mill watch, and NOTHING about it looks stylish enough to even make anyone take a second look, just on the level of a watch…even if they didn’t realize it was a smartwatch.

  • jimt

    I would have picked the LG watch if it was waterproof, but that part is the same as the moto 360. The one that has the best heart beat monitor could make a difference.

    • Razball

      Don’t think lg has one

      • jimt

        That is why I am still going moto at the moment.

        • Razball

          Yea I probably am too the screen also looks so clean and beautiful lol

          • jimt

            On the other hand the little screen on the lg should be protected by that ring.

          • Razball

            True but god the 360 is so damn nice lol so many pros and cons

          • kashtrey

            Though protected, it looks recessed which, to me, is going to make it less fun to interact with. I don’t want my fingers to constantly be bumping the bezel around the edges.

      • kashtrey

        It does according to the press release and AndroidPolice’s write up.

  • Michael Hernandez

    The thought of having another device to keep charged irks me. Until battery tech increases dramatically as well as the thickness footprint, I’m sticking with my Timex.

  • hyperbeatser

    I like to very traditional look and the smaller screen (which is a complete circle)

  • Zoloft_User

    I am really having a hard time justifying buying a smart watch. They look great and seem functional (Moto 360), but I just feel it is another device companies are making to increase their profits because people will buy it. The only watch I use is a Suunto Ambit because it does what I need it to do (GPS, mileage and MPH for road bike, HR monitor, ect). Maybe the DL reviews will entice me more once posted.

    • jimt

      How well does the suunto heart rate work on a bike when you get all sweaty. I have a suunto dive computer watch I like it a lot.

      • Zoloft_User

        The HR monitor it came with it pretty top notch, one of the best I have used to be honest with you. I soak the strap when the smell gets too bad, but its works great. I picked up a Garmin watch holder for the handle bars so I can see my progress as I go.

        • jimt

          Oh this watch uses the strap around the chest sensor, I already have one of those, yes they work very well. I was trying to get rid of that for a sensor on the bottom of the watch. I have to strip to put the strap type on, its kind of a hassle. when you said strap I was thinking of the watch strap not chest strap. Your watch may be the way to go though. I want a hb that I can see as I ride.

          • kashtrey

            Check out the Mio Alpha for watch based heart rate monitors it’s supposed to be just as accurate as the chest strap and has an exclusive license from some medical tech group.

          • jimt

            That is perfect, thank you for that info. Bluetooth too. Looks to do just what I want.

          • kashtrey

            No problem. I’m really hoping someone partners with Mio to put one of those sensors in their Wear watch.

    • Razball

      I love my pebble and it basically does absolutely nothing but if I’m not wearing it I will have no idea if someone texted me or is calling as usually its on silent or vibrate or low lol

    • bigdan

      What you said is exactly what companies do. It’s no coincidence that suddenly smartwatches are being announced left and right immediately after Moto announces it’s event. They all know there is a good amount of people holding off on the Moto 360, and they want to convince those people to wait for their watch while they still can. None of them would be wasting their time if they didn’t think they had a chance of being competitive, and that means they believe in the demand for the product. Of course they care about innovating, but they wouldn’t develop the product unless they believed they could create demand for it.

      • Zoloft_User

        Spot on. LG decided to magically create a round-faced smart watch after their first attempted release with the G Watch. Once Moto announced the 360 other competitors doing the same (Samsung and their epic failure of a first attempted set of smart watches and terrible software, and they are still announcing new smart watches…).

        • bigdan

          Yeah all the Samsung watches are ugly in my opinion at least. The straps weird me out, and that’s just the start. I’m also not the least bit intrigued by Tizen.

  • landon

    Don’t want a flat tire. Perhaps next year they will release a full circular screen.

  • Razball

    The 360 has a 1.5 inch screen lg 1.3 and plastic the 360 is smaller foot print from the looks of it and a bigger screen. Definitely better. And obviously we don’t know battery life yet but I’m sure Motorola and their battery tech have figured out a way to make some great battery life

    • Godzilla

      good points

      • Razball

        Yeah I mean they have been making maxx versions very thin for a while so they definitely have to have a leg upin that respect

        • guest

          Maxx version are just bigger batteries. LG is making battery advancements with their chem dept. The g2 lasts longer than The maxx with a smaller battery.

          • Razball

            That’s true god the g2 was great still is. But no Motorola device to date has had a snapdrag800 so that definitely helps battery for the g2

    • guest

      It’s a plastic display covered in gorilla glass.

      • Razball

        Where does it say that? I didn’t see

        • guest

          Just think about. What phone or watch has the display open and not covered. It would make the display incredibly fragile. The g watch has an LCD display and has gorilla glass on it.

          • Razball

            Duh sorry zoned hard but they didn’t say gorrilla so it through me off

          • guest

            Lol it’s ok I do it all the time.

          • Razball

            Happens to the best

  • Tech Guru

    Hate the physical dial on the G watch R…I’m leaning heavily towards the moto 360, despite its not-quite-circular display.

    The only thing that sucks is that in less than a year Moto will likely release a very similar watch, but with a full circular display…but, this is to be expected in today’s world of tech.

    • Razball

      True

    • jimt

      I don’t totally hate the physical ring. It adds protection to the screen but also thickness to the watch. It makes the screen be smaller too.

      • kashtrey

        I only dislike it because it’s going to look super out of place with anything but an analog watch face.

    • vzwuser76

      If that ring around the edge isn’t part of he display (a steel or plastic ring) then they may be using it to cover their screen’s bezel.

      • Razball

        Most likely a cover

    • ckeegan

      I couldn’t agree more. The dial positions imprinted on the bezel itself will really take away from some custom watch faces that a) already have numbers or roman numerals b) are very nontraditional like a speedometer layout or 7 of the top 10 circular watch faces in Moto’s contest.

      It almost pigeon holes the watch faces for the GWR into only traditional designs.

  • Nic Gillespie

    I much prefer the professional look of the 360 over the sporty look of the LG. Although both are much better than the few already out there.

  • Guest

    If the Moto 360 was never revealed a few months back there wouldn’t be any of this talk about Moto being late. The Moto 360 could be the superior device of the two but everyone seems to think Moto is late because they showed off prototypes of it months ago.

  • Reginald Owens

    How about… both?!? They have two different looks and would both work perfectly in my watch collection. Heck, as cheap as they are (comparatively speaking against my expensive ones), I’d probably get all of the styles of them.

    • King Lo

      I was thinking the same thing. Wear the LG as an everyday sort of watch and rock the 360 whenever I go out.

      • kashtrey

        Same, I was thinking LG for casual stuff Moto for work. I really want someone to make a completely fitness focused watch, make it plastic, make it completely water and shock proof, and give it the best heart rate monitor possible, price it under 200 or so. I’d buy that for running or the gym in a heart beat and rock the Moto for work.

  • chris125

    Lg takes the cake. But all the moto lovers on the site I’m sure will defend the 360 vigorously. Moto dropped the ball, waiting forever to release it. Maybe they are waiting for the iwatch so there is even more competitors for their watch to go against and use that as a reason it didn’t sell well?

  • wmsco1

    It’s too soon to make a judgment.

    • maxjape

      yet it’s hard to make one. Fow now….

  • dannyWHITE

    LG G Watch R (not sure bout the name) is looking HOTT!!

  • Godzilla

    I also admit that a small part of me voted for motorola because the new X is likely my next phone and its nice to have the devices matchy matchy

    • sj0808

      And you are furious when samsung made gear watches work only for samsung phones? Double standard much?

      • Godzilla

        i said it would be NICE to matchy matchy. Not becuase its REQUIRED

      • vzwuser76

        At least with android wear devices, you have the option to mix and match. Locking them to one OEM sucks, especially when you know with a bit of software changes they could make them work for all androids. How is it any different than a carrier exclusive?

      • kashtrey

        Seriously, a consumer CHOOSING to have matching devices and being FORCED (out of greed and no real technical issues) by a manufacturer are two massively different things.

    • jimt

      What if the watch matches the camera?

      • Godzilla

        Well since I only use Canon cameras………

        • jimt

          Me too but I was saying the Moto X=1 or 2 camera or whatever it is. Lets not start that again. I say the better the camera the better, sorry. I see no reason for a bad camera. I quit, I’m sorry.

  • jbdan

    1st impression initial looks dept? LG. Need to see and experience in person to decide

  • marylandguest

    I liked the 360 until LG pointed out that it isn’t a full circle display. Now I can’t unsee it. Sorry moto.

    • NexusMan

      Well, let me have the honor of pointing out to you that the 360 houses an ambient light sensor which the G Watch lacks. Because of that, when you get the G watch, pay close attention to how hard it will be to see your screen in sunlight, unless you manually crank it up, in settings to full brightness. Then notice what a horrible experience it will be when you go indoors, are out at night and your bright ass screen is blaring in your eyes. I promise, you won’t unsee that either.

      • PoisonApple31

        If you spend a lot of time outdoors, I can see the argument for the 360, but when you go indoors or out at night, the bright screen does not glare in your eyes (I have a G Watch). That is a heck of an exaggeration.

        • NexusMan

          The screen of the G Watch and the other, has very bad visibility outside unless you crank the brightness way up. When the brightness is cranked all the way up, the screen is TOO BRIGHT when in a dark environment.

  • peelabrownie

    Motorola needs to start filling in their circles.

    • NexusMan

      LG needs to start showing REAL PHOTOS.

  • Bowen9284

    Am I the only one skeptical of these simulated watch face images? It doesn’t look like a screen to me. I’m worried it won’t look as refined in person.

    • jbdan

      Good point

    • Razball

      It won’t most likely as this is probably more a render lol but if it is then damn

    • NexusMan

      It won’t.

    • Bryan

      I think in Droid-Life’s review of the unit they saw at Google IO, they mentioned that the screen was amazing, and had something weird about the edges of it that made every picture look very photo-shopped, but they said the screen actually looks like the pictures.

      • Bowen9284

        This watch was not at Google IO.

        • sirmeili

          He is referring to the Moto360, which was at Google I/O.

  • frozenmangox

    throw in a stainless steel band option for LG and im in. otherwise its 360 for me.

  • senor_heisenberg

    360. I’d rather have the bigger display with basically no bezel. Plus I still think it looks better aesthetically. That’s not to say the LG one is ugly; it’s not, it’s gorgeous, but something about that edge to edge display on the 360. Yes lawd.

    • marylandguest

      360 display is edge to edge? Have you looked at the bottom of the 360’s display?

      • Razball

        No flat tire ever stopped me lol

      • Razma

        why are people suddenly hating on the little black bar? it’s been known about for a while, and as soon as LG reveals a watch without it there’s suddenly hate for moto? hasnt influenced my decision at all

        • Guest

          I didn’t even notice it till the R watch was announced

      • Jack

        People here have no class.
        The LG G watch looks like a real man’s watch.
        The 360 looks like a poor man’s hipster watch.

    • Razball

      Agreed

    • Lu Lu

      The Lenovo 360 is about 1/2″ thick with dead black space at the bottom of the circle. But it’s great in marketing photos.

      • NexusMan

        A “Lenovo 360” doesn;t exist. Nor does “dead black space<" at the bottom, it houses sensors, most importantly an ambient light sensor which this G Watch R (lol at that name) lacks.

        • China pwns

          You realize Lenovo owns Moto, right?

          • NexusMan

            You realize Google still CURRENTLY owns Motorola, right? Apparently, you don’t.

          • Gary T

            NexusMan you realize you are wrong, right? But you own a nexus so you are not exactly high up on the IQ scale. Try again, moron.

          • Carlos Lopez

            How does owning a nexus drop your iq? If anything (being that its a developer phone) it should mean its higher. But the fact that you have to insult someone’s intelligence shows that you are out of meaningful responses and have to resort to childish insults.

          • Professor Jameson

            It doesn’t drop it. It shows it was low to begin with, Senor Puta.

          • Carlos Lopez

            Way to prove my point that all you can do at this point is throw out insults

          • Pete

            Yep. Motorola is considered Motorola Mobility. Of course, now it’s Lenovo. The Lemovo 360.

          • yeah…

            What’s a Lemovo?

          • NexusMan

            You realize I am right, right? And judging not ONLY by the fact that you are wrong, but also by the fact that you “know” I own a Nexus, because of a screen name, speaks volumes on your iq.

          • Guest

            The sale has yet to be approved and finalized.

          • Keith

            The sale has yet to be approved and finalized, thus Google owns them.

        • Razma

          lol the name does sound inappropriate. look at that G Watcher, what a perv

      • kashtrey

        Yeah, because LG was able to make their initial watch super thin right? That’s why it’s all of maybe 2mm thinner than the 360. And I’m glad you’re pulling dimensions out of your… Rather than listening to most people who have worn the 360 and said the whole size issue is overblown.

        • Kelly

          “the whole size issue is overblown”

          That’s what he said.

          • Graham Green

            No, that’s not what she said 😉

        • koopadoop

          The Moto 360 isn’t competing with LGs initial watch, it is competing with LGs current watch.

          • kashtrey

            It’s competing with both and it’s not even their “current” watch, it’s their future watch. On top of that, no one has even seen how thick the GWR will be so maybe hold your horses on how great it is.

      • RockMarz

        1/2″really?

        • Phatty

          Yes, 1/2″.

    • r0l

      Agreed, I want a round watch not just a round display. Much more comfortable than a square bodied watch.

    • This thing definitely looks nice but I still prefer the Moto 360 as well. But I’m glad there are round options available now (well, soon). I def know a lot of people will prefer this look over the 360, but to each his own!

    • Raven

      Honestly, I would almost expect a little better design from LG. This watch looks like something that I would expect Casio to make if they were making a smart watch.

  • Godzilla

    360, better materials being used

    • j

      Disagree. It looks kind of like a toy. LG looks like a real watch, and it looks to be much thinner.

  • Bryan Mills

    You’re too late, Moto.

    • Godzilla

      how do you figure? this one is made of far cheaper materials. The 360 is worth waiting for

      • Bryan Mills

        Stainless steel is cheap?

        Moto shill confirmed. – Per sarge

        • Godzilla

          the first article through me off when it said “made of plastic” now it says stainless steel, what the efff

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            The screen is plastic oled

        • Godzilla

          in any event, i like the look of the 360 better

          • Bryan Mills

            I had an Economics professor that always said “In any event “. I wanted to punch him after the 300th time.

          • Godzilla

            what is your major problem with your attitude twards me? seriously dude its the internet

          • Bryan Mills

            I was talking about my professor. Not you.

          • Tirionfive

            He’s a Troll, downvote, Flag and move on.

          • Bryan Mills

            I’m glad your IQ is a 5.

          • Tirionfive

            Keep it up, I hope Tim perma-bans you.

          • Bryan Mills

            They already banned my IP. Hasn’t stopped me. Come at me, Tim 🙂

          • Tirionfive

            I hope it feels good.

          • Bryan Mills

            If my opinion pisses people off so much, it’s funny to watch.

          • Tirionfive

            Son, you got a lot to learn in life. Treating others like garbage or in an undesirable way isn’t going to get you far.

          • Bryan Mills

            I’m not treating anybody like anything. They bring it upon themselves.

          • Tirionfive

            Creating a situation that wouldn’t otherwise exist and patting yourself on the back is pretty much the same thing.

          • Bryan Mills

            Tell me when we modified the constitution? We didn’t. Freedom of speech.

          • Tirionfive

            I’m not saying you don’t have a right, you have a right to go do many things; doesn’t mean you should, because there is such a thing as human decency. OH but I forgot: You’re not human, you’re a troll.

          • Bryan Mills

            I express my opinions and then people berate me and call me a troll.

            That makes me not a troll.

          • Tirionfive

            You use bait and switch tactics to get people wound up, then act innocent. You’ve got a pretty spotted reputation here. Also, your opinions are not those of a rational person, but someone who is attempting to instigate something; I.E a troll.

          • Rojo623

            Lmao. I hope they don’t ban him. Dudes hilarious. Every article has some wise ass comment that barely makes sense. I’m all about it.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Godzilla, you gotta learn how to sling back……it’s nothing personal, this guy doesn’t even know you……

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Sometimes I wanna punch YOU in the face Tyler Durden 😀

          • Bryan Mills
          • NIGHTSCOUT

            First rule of fight club

          • Pakmann2k

            Fun fact for everyone. In the first fight scene where he says, I want you to hit me as hard as you can. The director told Edward Norton to actually hit Brad as hard as he could. He wanted to film a real reaction.. If you look off to the side in that shot, you will see Ed trying not to laugh as Brad was really hurting from the punch. In the script, he was supposed to barely hit him.

      • Fred

        Maybe Lemovo is taking such a long time because they are trying to figure out how to make it even thicker or increase the black space at the bottom to cover more of the dial.

        • bigdan

          Maybe add something useful to the conversation next time?

        • NexusMan

          If Lenovo actually currently owned Motorola or made the Moto 360, maybe your joke would have a slight chance of being remotely close to resembling funny.

          • Pwnershp

            “Lenovo acquires Motorola Mobility from Google for $3 billion”

            http://www.gsmarena.com/lenovo_acquires_motorola_mobility_from_google_for_3_billion-news-7698.php

            Yes, Motorola Mobility the company that makes something, before you and your pea size brain bring up Motorola patents.

          • NexusMan

            Wow. I really have to SPELL EVERYTHING OUT to some of you morons. Why don’t you read that entire article you just linked to. From start to finish. The last line says: The transaction between the two companies is subject to regulatory approvals in both the United States and China. And guess what? Those regulatory approvals have not been completed. Google STILL CURRENTLY owns Motorola. It is NOT a done deal yet. You should probably know what you’re talking about before saying someone has a “pea size brain.” Or better yet, you should probably just not say any insults toward others. Especially under your circumstances. NEXT.

          • NexusMan

            Before sending links and hurling insults about intelligence, next time, you should probably actually read what you’re linking to. The last line of your linked article is key: “The transaction between the two companies is subject to regulatory approvals in both the United States and China.” Guess what? those regulatory approvals haven’t completed and the deal has not yet been finalized. Google STILL CURRENTLY owns Motorola. I’d compare your brain to a pea also, but that would be insulting to the pea.

  • Chris Friend

    Unless the Moto 360 just has an insanely better battery or the price difference between the two doesn’t justify the upgrade, I’m probably getting the LG Watch R.

    • Razball

      Also snapdragon processors you can count on and the moto has a Texas instruments but motobhas gorilla glass 3 urg

      • kashtrey

        I’m still not buying the TI processor but hey who knows on that one. TI made fine processors, I really wouldn’t worry about them.

  • Pit

    I think the hype for the 360 is going down.

    • Bryan Mills

      That’s what happens when you go ghost.

    • Christopher Moore

      Just as I predicted yet I was the bad guy when I said it a month ago. It’s the Droid bionic fiasco all over again.

      • Cael

        I don’t think they have the Moto 720/One/RAZR/360+1 ready for a release one month after this tho..m

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I voted first! WOO! 100% to LG! . . . Either way I may need to see both in person first and with LG talking that “Q4” junk moto may sway me just by being in stores. But we’ll see. Right now LG has my money

    • maysider

      I’m worried that Android wear will be full of swyping = almost reasonably unusable, so do not be excited much.
      In Google the designers are more important than engineers nowadays so expect just a very limited iToy with almost zero info on the screen – you have to swype 10x to get all the info, you will see.

      People will be annoyed by this swyping soon because of lazy and limited designers in Google.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        I mean we already know how it works. Devices have been on sale for 2 months.

        • maysider

          according to the videos it is full of non-ergonomic swyping, totally missing a simple list of actions, you have to swype 10x to get what is the 10th item in the list (yes, sometimes 10 item list is very useful and time saving feature)…. nice joke from limited Android designers: “Use it if you are an iDiot and if you like never-ending swyping” 🙂

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            OK.

    • Guest

      I kid, I just wanted to use that pic.