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68 Engadget Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
68

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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.

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Pros
  • Performs well
  • Swappable wristbands
  • Charging cradle is easy to use
  • Water-resistant
  • Easier to read in sunlight than competition
Cons
  • More expensive than the Gear Live
  • Display has lower resolution than competition
  • Horrible battery life
  • Limited to newer Android devices
  • Unattractive design

Reviews

61
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 12

74
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 8
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Specs

Key Specs

Form factor
Other
Operating system
Android
Screen size
1.6522
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
No
Form factor
Operating system
Screen size
Storage type
Camera (integrated)
Other
Android
1.6522
Internal storage
No

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68 Engadget Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
68

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

68
 

User Reviews

60
4brandon
In the end, it's a great looking watch, and a very light watch, but it can look...read more
80
RichardMurrie
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
50
Liquidmachine
I'm really disappointed. I know this is version 1.0 of the concept but I feel...read more
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