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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.


    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.