LG G Watch
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It's not much of a looker, but the LG G Watch is a respectable Android Wear device. Its battery life is slightly better than the Samsung Gear Live, but it's also more expensive and doesn't offer as nice a display.
- Performs well
- Swappable wristbands
- Charging cradle is easy to use
- Easier to read in sunlight than competition
- More expensive than the Gear Live
- Display has lower resolution than competition
- Horrible battery life
- Limited to newer Android devices
- Unattractive design
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LG G Watch
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- 61AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE12 ReviewsWired40LG G WatchIn reality, the G Watch feels like the worst parts of your smartphone strapped to your wrist, plus Google Now and some third-party app integration.PC Mag50LG G WatchThe LG G Watch is one of the first ways to get Android Wear, but it costs more and does less than the Samsung Gear Live.Recode60LG G Watch: A Promising Glimpse of the Future, butThe LG G Watch and Android Wear provide a promising glimpse at what’s to come in smartwatches. But with more models and software improvements on the horizon, you’d be wise to wait and see before strapping one of these early devices on your wrist.CNET60LG G Watch review: One of the first Google watchesThe LG G Watch attempts to bring you the future on your wrist, but with its generic design, unimpressive battery life, and unpolished early software, you're better off waiting to see what else is around the bend.Engadget70Android Wear review: Taking smartwatches in the riIt's not much of a looker, but the LG G Watch is a respectable Android Wear device. Its battery life is slightly better than the Samsung Gear Live, but it's also more expensive and doesn't offer as nice a display.Gizmodo70â€‹LG G Watch Review: A Wearable You'll Actually CIf a smartwatch is something you can't possibly wait to buy, you could certainly do far worse than the G Watch. It's the best we've tried seen so far. That's encouraging for the future of smartwatches, if not exactly encouraging enough to throw down your dollars for just yet.The Wall Street Journal60Android Wear Review: Putting the Smartphone on YouFor the time being, I'll still be digging in my bag for my phone—and wishing for that third arm.Ars Technica70Android Wear hardware review: Sometimes promising,ight now, though, these watches are like their predecessors in that their promise is greater than their real-world utility. I might miss a couple things ... when I take it off my wrist and ship it back to Google, but it's not going to be difficult to part with.TechCrunchNot RatedHands On With The LG G Watch, Shipping July 7 ForThe G Watch screen is very responsive, bright and easy to read, even in fairly bright light. Resolution on the screen is great, and it renders colors pretty faithfully based on quick impressions.GizmodoNot RatedLG G Watch Hands-On: A Smartwatch That Feels LikeI'm used to wearing watches of all kinds, and this is definitely more comfortable to type in than anything made out of metal. I could see myself running down the street after a bus with this thing on without a problem.EngadgetNot RatedLG G Watch Hands-On: A Smartwatch That Feels LikeWithout using a version that's running the full version of Android Wear we can't say whether it's really going to work. But after just a few moments with the hardware, I think it might just prove that smartwatches can be useful.EngadgetNot RatedMeet the G Watch, LG's first Android Wear smartwatJust like the Gear Live, LG chose to go with a square shape, rather than circular, mainly to ensure the user will enjoy as much screen real estate as possible. The product managers we talked to also left the door open for future Wear devices with other shapes, so there's certainly a chance we'll see more options down the road.TechHive50LG G Watch review: A dull container for Google's eAndroid Wear is a solid step forward in smartwatch interface design, but LG's implementation is uninspired and costs $30 more than Samsung's very similar hardware.Pocket-Lint70LG G Watch review... buy the LG G Watch if you can't wait to get involved in Android Wear and trust better things to come over the next 12 months (because they will). Or hold onto your cash until a more inspirational Android Wear device arrives with all the battery and screen nuts and bolts that truly set it apart from the competition.SlashGear70LG G Watch Review: Android Wear goes squareIt's certainly discrete but not quite handsome. If LG could bring the G Watch under the $200 point there would be a clearer argument for it, but the fact that the Android Wear experience is effectively the same no matter the model makes price a bigger contributing factor.SlashGearNot RatedLG G Watch hands-on: This is Android WearOn the wrist, it’s fairly compact, though the 9.95mm thick body does stand a little proud of the arm... That display is always-on, showing the basics of time and the most contextually-relevant information at that moment in a low-power mode during periods of inactivity.GizmagNot RatedEarly impressions: LG G WatchThe G Watch has a very generic-looking black body, with a cheap-feeling band (I believe it's made of rubber) wrapping around your wrist. If you want something a bit more stylish or premium-feeling, though, at least you can swap either watch's band for any standard 22 mm strap.The Verge60LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live review: the firstUntil I see a smartwatch that makes me do a double-take and then fling my wallet at a store clerk, my Seiko stays firmly on my wrist. It doesn’t do much, but it looks awesome. And that’s kind of the whole point.Android CentralNot RatedHands-on with the LG G WatchWhile that 247 pixels per inch is a far cry from the QHD display we've grown to love from LG in recent weeks, it's perfectly capable of relaying the full colors in Android Wear. The bad news is that the full colors really make the bezel stand out, particularly above and below the display.The VergeNot RatedA first look at the LG G WatchThe G Watch is an incredibly simple device. Drab, even. It's just a black square, a screen and very little else. Its 1.65-inch screen dominates the device, and it looks good enough, though not anything special.Android PoliceNot RatedHands On With The G Watch, LG's Take On Android WeFrom a design perspective, the G Watch isn't immediately striking as a beautiful device. It has considerable space around the display, and is a flat slab. But LG says the flat slab form factor is actually better, because the human hand and wrist won't be impeded during any normal motion.
- 74AVERAGE USER SCORE8 ReviewsEngadget Reader60December 11, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!In the end, it's a great looking watch, and a very light watch, but it can look a little bland and can sometimes be a little boring to use. You can't put it in water either, it's gonna act just a little crazy. Still, I would buy it, but it's only worth about 100$. Just a tip.Engadget Reader80November 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader50September 16, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I'm really disappointed. I know this is version 1.0 of the concept but I feel like I'm beta testing an untested product. Which would have been cool if it was free. It's not as intuitive or user friendly as my Gear 2 Neo. The Gear 2 has it's quirks but there are so much more usable features.Engadget Reader80September 5, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Untuk baterainya, G Watch dilengkapi dengan baterai berkapasitas 400 mAh yang diklaim dapat bertahan selama 36 jam dalam kondisi layar yang menyala dan akan bertahan lebih lama saat dalam kondisi layar mati,. LG Menyediakan aplikasi tambahan yang dapat didownload kedalam device yang akan memberikan beberapa tambahan konfigurasi. http://www.faktatekno.com/2014/07/g-watch-smartwatch-android-lg.htmlEngadget Reader70August 10, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I got the LG G watch after returning my Samsung S5 Active And Gear 2 Neo. That was a hard decision. The Samsung products are now refined and work well. They are similar to Apple, they just "work". But, I felt like the FUTURE is with Android Wear & I couldn't help but shake the feeling that although the S5 was a GOOD phone, it wasn't GREAT. I have had LG products (Mobile only) my whole life, off and on, and never really took them seriously. Until the G-Flex came out. That was a great device & a game changer for me. (POLED screen, Battery life, scratch resistant coating). That was a great device and I carried it across Two carriers. But, anyhow I wound up w/ the S5 as I wanted an 801 device. When the G3 came out, I went out and tried it on Sprint, but was very underwhelmed, as I had the Gear Fit w/ that & I loved it. I ultimately left Sprint for AT&T and their better coverage in Los Angeles. My boss had picked out an S5 Active for me, so thats what I had. I also picked up the Gear 2 Neo, as it was on sale. I LOVED the watch. Was "meh" on the Samsung phone. lOVED taking calls from it and the S Health Suite blows EVERYTHING out of the water compare to the competitors right now. When Lollipop was intro'd as well as Android Wear, I knew that Google was in this themselves for the LONG TERM PLAY. I didnt even know how to work the damn G watch at the AT&T store it was so unintuitive compared to the TouchWiZ Gear 2's. But, two things won me over: To be clear, AT&T is offering 50% off any LG product when purchased with the G3. (I saved over a $160) So, I exchanged my S5 & returned my Gear 2 Neo. Got a shiny new White LG G3 w/ the Black G Watch (AT&T only stocks that SKU, and its exclusive to them, it even has a 'Globe' on the rear of the watch). They waived my restocking fees and even helped set up and pair my watch. Although, the staff didn't know what they were doing, so I just factory reset the everything when I got home.I was disappointed I couldn't make calls from the watch itself like the Gear 2, nor does it make sounds. WHY THE HELL NOT?! However, I was impressed with Google Now on it (Which the Gear 2s will NEVER have) and its ability to have reminders constantly appearing, in pure Google style.However, the notifications are wonky at nest now. Google Now is still a very much 'Beta' product. Why does it not remind my of the new episodes of the Leftovers, when I have asked it to 20 times, but tells me about a show I have NEVER watched on a channel (STARZ) that I don't get?The bottom line is this, the best smartwatch NOW is the Samsung Gear 2 Neo. It is more functional. But, looking forward, the Android Wear platform is the future! Even with the hardware limitations, like not having a speaker and no sounds, I can see future S/W updates really making this thing rock, especially Andorid Fit!So, Go get a G watch and the LG G3. They work well together, but not perfect. (How the hell does the fitness stats NOT sync like the Samsungs do?!) I mean, guys this is BASIC. Look past this, get your Hangouts in real time, Navigate in real time, Gmail in real time and you will be wowed.PS: If you have a Samsung device, I STRONGLY recommend sitting this round out & do NOT purchase the Android Gear watch. Get the Gear 2 Neo. Like I said in my review, its a better experience now.Engadget Reader80July 23, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I really wish this thing had a speaker. Would be very helpful to not even need to open my phone even to make calls.Dan80July 17, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90July 14, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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