LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live Review

Jason Howell and Mike Elgan review the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live on Before You Buy episode #128.

Description: The LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are smartwatches running Google's new Android Wear platform.

LG G Watch
Pros:Cons:
  • Very comfortable
  • Easy to charge
  • Water resistant
  • Lightweight
  • No biometric sensors
  • Not bright in daylight
  • So-so battery life
  • Screen is less vibrant

Price: $229

Verdict: Don't Buy!
 



Samsung Gear Live
Pros:Cons:
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Android Wear is a great platform
  • Replaceable band
  • Larger wrists only
  • Battery charging
  • Battery performance (maybe)
  • Hard to see in daylight

Price: $199

Verdict: Try!