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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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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.

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
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Scores

Engadget

68
 

User Reviews

90
Noah Haines
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
danix180
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
80
kylecharest
I really wish this thing had a speaker. Would be very helpful to not even need...read more
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Model

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Other
Operating system
Android

Input

Keyboard
No

Camera

Camera (integrated)
No

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (4 GB) (Flash)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Audio

Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

Bluetooth
4.0

Hardware

CPU
1.2 GHz
RAM
512 MB

Other features

Screen size
1.65 inches
Screen resolution
280x280
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes