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Google’s foray into the world of wearable technology 6 Upcoming Wearable Devices Compared: What's Hot and What's Not 6 Upcoming Wearable Devices Compared: What's Hot and What's Not I present to you six of the more interesting and useful wearable tech devices either on the market, or soon to enter it. Read More isn’t a single smartwatch – it’s an entire operating system, dubbed Android Wear. The first of a likely long line of devices is LG’s G Watch. At present, only two Wear devices grace Google’s Play Store, the other: Samsung’s Gear Live. The Gear Live costs a little less at $199 and comes with an AMOLED screen, worse battery life and a heart-rate sensor. In other respects, the two devices appear as near clones of one another. While Motorola and HTC will introduce Wear devices in either the later Summer or Fall, the prices and launch days remain a mystery. HTC is rumored to offer better build quality and Motorola’s Moto 360 includes wireless Qi charging.

So does the LG G Watch suck or does it manage to justify its $229 price tag?

Aesthetics and Design

I prefer LG’s minimal approach to smartwatch design over Samsung’s. Unlike the Gear Live, the G Watch employs a traditional watch strap, rather than metal plugs in Samsung’s wearables. The G Watch also features an all-plastic, rectangular watch-face and a complete lack of buttons. There’s two kinds of plastic used in the G Watch: First, a black, plastic, matte back, and second, a glossy, black (or white, depending on the model) bezel. The wrist-strap is fashioned from a spongy-soft silicone rubber.

As a complete unit, it feels great to wear – reminiscent of the Basis B1 Health Tracker Basis B1 Health Tracker Smartwatch (2014) Review and Giveaway Basis B1 Health Tracker Smartwatch (2014) Review and Giveaway Want to lose weight and think clearer? You might find help from the Basis B1 Health Tracker smartwatch. Read More , which we reviewed. The wrist strap feels like a second skin and doesn’t chaff or disturb my wrist in any way. The weight and heft feel similar to that of a standard, non-smartwatch. I suggest wearing the watch with the face on the inside of the wrist, which will help prevent accidental contact with many objects.

Specifications

  • Chipset: Snapdragon 400
  • Display: 1.65-inch LCD IPS (280 x 280)
  • Memory: 4GB eMMC/512 RAM
  • Battery; 400 mAh
  • OS: Android Wear (requires Android 4.3 or later)
  • Size: 37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95mm
  • Weight: 63g
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Sensors: 9-Axis gyro/accelerometer/compass
  • Available Colors: White Gold and Black Titan
  • Ruggedization: Dust and water resistant (IP67)
  • Charging: Magnetic, micro-USB charging cradle

Making Use of the LG G Watch

Using LG’s G Watch isn’t hard. There’s no obvious power-on switch. Hidden on the back is a tiny stud, which requires a small metal implement (not included with the watch) to access, such as a pen-tip or paperclip. Inserting the implement and depressing the stud for a couple seconds turns the watch on or off. Bluetooth is automatically switched on, so pairing just requires connecting through one’s smartphone. The rest of the configuration process is guided through the watch’s configuration wizard.

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The only app required to sync a smartphone with the watch is the Android Wear app. It’s fairly minimal, with only a few tweakable options. Just install it on your Android device and begin the Bluetooth pairing process.

  • Agenda: This function allows users to schedule calendar events using Google Now’s voice activation system. It relies on the installation of the Calendar app (which phones include by default). It’s simple and easy to use, although it requires a fairly precise and clear utterance of the appointment time and date.
  • Set a timer: You can set a count-down using the phone’s clock and Google Now’s voice recognition feature.
  • Set an alarm: You can set alarms using the phone’s clock app and Google Now’s voice recognition feature.
  • Show alarms: This displays all of your upcoming alarms.
  • Show me my steps: Another default app, the pedometer counts the number of steps you take each day. It appears to be accurate, although I did not count my individual steps.
  • Start stopwatch: You can start and stop a stopwatch through the Google Now interface.
  • Take a note: This interacts with the Google Keep app. Google Keep records all your text (with varying degrees of accuracy).
  • Call a car: This requires a special app. You can call a cab from the watch. Most users won’t actually need this feature, but it’s useful knowing it there. It requires the installation of a secondary car-rental app — Uber, for example, offers Android Wear compatibility.
  • Keyboard: The Minuum keyboard offers a simple means of responding to text messages, directly from the watch. Although still in beta, the Minuum app requires a minimal number of screen presses to create words. You can sign up for the Minuum beta, here.

The Android Wear app ecosystem continues to evolve at an astronomical speed. While at present, most apps only display watch notifications, many on the horizon offers far more impressive features. Already a custom ROM exists, which improves battery life. Some apps hack Google Now, adding additional functionality. The future for Android Wear looks bright. I would dare say, Android Wear is the future of wearable technology.

Other Features

As of 2014, Android Wear allows remote triggering of your smartphone’s camera, a variety of third party apps (as of 2014, more than what’s available for Google Glass) and more. Clearly, the Android Wear ecosystem’s design aims at creating synergy with Google’s, still-in-beta, Google Fit.

Technical Rundown

Snapdragon 400 Chipset

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 chipset in the LG G Watch offers a quad-core Cortex A7 CPU. It also includes an Adreno 305 GPU, integrated wireless-AC, Bluetooth 4.0 and a great deal more. Unless the included chipset is some kind of custom or semi-custom silicon, it’s massively over-provisioned for a smartwatch. It’s one of the beefiest chipsets ever used in a smartwatch.

Unless I’m missing something, it seems that the Snapdragon 400 isn’t suited for use with Android Wear. The majority of wearable tech use purpose-designed chips (such as  MIPS, ASIC or FPGA) which use less energy, although they typically specialize in just a handful of functions. According to teardowns, about 50% of the Snapdragon 400’s chip space is occupied by features it could never use. The Snapdragon 400, by default, includes a large number of features handling mobile data. Unless the particular chipset used in the G Watch is semi-custom (similar to how the Snapdragon S4 Pro in the Moto X received customization), I fail to see why LG went with Qualcomm and not MediaTek, which sells chipsets specializing in smartwatch operation.

Design Shortcomings

The current generation of Wear products, including the G Watch, seems hastily cobbled together. While aesthetically beautiful, the highly reflective glass screen makes viewing in direct sunlight difficult. The brightness appears adequate in most environments, but it’s clear that the Wear platform would bernefit from outdoor-viewable screen technology, such as electro-wetting or inteferometric modulator display (known by its trade name of “Mirasol”). Daylight readable screen technology offers superior durability to LCD screens, and extremely low drain characteristics. Unfortunately, no Android Wear device includes daylight readability.

Android Wear offers an optimal platform for daylight readable technology, such as Qualcomm’s Mirasol technology or Amazon’s Liquidvista screens. While LCD screens produce the necessary amount of brightness for outdoor reading, it comes with an appreciable hit on battery life and diminished screen quality. As it stands, the LCD screen used in the G Watch falls short of adequate.

Another design flaw: Proprietary charging cradles. While the magnetic clasp works fantastic on the G Watch, snapping it securely into place, you can’t actually buy the cradle anywhere (as of July of 2014). Furthermore, as a device requiring constant recharging, taking the proprietary charger along may result in its loss or breakage. Had LG gone with wireless Qi charging, as Motorola will do with the Moto 360, this issue wouldn’t have been so damaging.

Usability Shortcomings

Battery Life

The G Watch gets about two days of battery life during normal operation. LG clocks it at around 36 hours – considering that the screen is on the entire time, the battery life isn’t bad. However, I consider two days of battery life as sub-optimal for a wearable device. Wearables shouldn’t require as much battery charging as a smartphone.

I managed to charge the device in well under an hour, from around 20%. Most chargers output at around 15 mAh per minute. That means, from bottom-to-top, the 400 mAh battery should recharge in about a half hour. That’s not bad at all, but not everyone wants to lug a charging cradle around with them.

Google Now

Android Wear’s coup over other wearables: It brings the Moto X’s “always on” feature to all Android smartphones and tablets. Just swing the watch up to view the screen and say “OK Google” – you can now input any voice command from the OK Google menu. As of July of 2014, there are only a few dozen apps with Android Wear compatibility. But this number grows daily. Over the next year, we should begin seeing some amazing innovations in apps. Unfortunately, at present, not many apps exist.

What’s criminally bad about the G Watch is its bugginess. I found that while using the phone for GPS, it was impossible to send text messages through my phone using the Google Now command. For some reason, Bluetooth kept disconnecting, despite the device being inches away from the G Watch.

While I imagine LG will very rapidly fix the G Watch’s firmware, even with a seamless operating system, the entire Wear device ecosystem suffers from serious design flaws.

It Feels Like Navigating a Maze

Android Wear’s user interface lacks the intuitive feel of Android. The user interface feels like a mess; pulling it out-the-box, you won’t immediately know how to get to your apps. For example, the default screen, when idle, is a digital clock, with sunrise and sunset listed. Switching the screen “on” (it’s always on) requires either touching the screen or swinging your arm up into a viewing position. Turning it “off” (it’s actually still on) requires touching your palm to the screen. The process is easy to pick-up, but if you don’t like an entirely new user interface, Android Wear isn’t for you.

Swiping from top-to-bottom, you can change apps. Apps installed on your smartphone automatically install themselves on your watch. This is rather pointless, as one should choose between installing on the smartwatch or the smartphone/tablet. If you go to Google’s list of Android Wear-compatible apps and attempt to install on the G Watch, you won’t be able to. It’s confusing.

The — for lack of a better term — Launcher of Android Wear is Google Now. To add scrollable apps, you need to enter Google Now (through vocal command) and scroll to the bottom. Users can access all settings and features of Android Wear through Google Now.

I found that many of the features weren’t very useful. The notifications feature eclipses all other companies, though. You get notifications and status updates for nearly everything. On the downside, and I’m not entirely certain about this, there doesn’t appear to be any way to get battery life notifications from your paired device on the G Watch. For me, that’s a big deal, as users will likely be relying on their watch entirely for notifications. If the phone hovers near unconsciousness, we need to know.

Should you buy the LG G Watch?

The G Watch is among the only wearable tech devices, emphasizing notifications, that’s actually useful. On the downside, it feels very much like a beta project. The device itself offers poor battery life (although all Wear products have poor battery life), buggy software and a mismatched screen technology. Unfortunately, at the moment most of the apps compatible with the G Watch aren’t particularly useful. I loved having constant access to Google Now and if you want the touchless, voice-activated feature of the Moto X on your arm, strongly consider the G Watch as a companion to your phone. If not, then this most assuredly won’t impress you.

MakeUseOf recommends: Don’t buy it. The current generation of Android Wear products are good, but not great. Great software is definitely coming, but until it comes out, you risk having a buggy experience with a limited selection in hardware.

How do I win the LG G Watch?

You may enter by submitting your name and email address. You’ll receive one entry simply by doing so.

After that, you’ll also be offered various methods to earn additional entries. They range from sharing a link to this giveaway on social networks; to commenting or visiting a specific page. The more you participate, the higher your chances of winning! You will receive 5 additional entries into the giveaway for every successful referral via your shared links.

This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, August 8. The winner will be selected at random and informed via email. View the list of winners here.

The Winner

Congratulations, David Huff! You would have received an email from jackson@makeuseof.com. Please respond before September 6 to claim your prize. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

Send your products to be reviewed. Contact Jackson Chung for further details.

  1. ERIC GROOTVELD
    January 1, 2015 at 12:38 am

    I would love to win, who wouldn't, isn't that why we enter???

  2. karen s
    December 31, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Love to have the LG it looks very functional, yet unassuming. It would be a great way to be techincally connected.

  3. Morrison
    August 9, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Have to do more research on it's competitors --which would be aided by having this device to play with ;)-- before deciding on which one seemed the best.

  4. heather c
    August 9, 2014 at 6:31 am

    I think I might have to do more research to figure out the best one for me. Thankfully, you guys do an awesome job of it.

  5. magicguy
    August 8, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    give me LG G watch to try

  6. peppe
    August 8, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I think that smartwatch is not usefull..

  7. Kawika
    August 8, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I like it, other than the pricing I feel its pretty competitive compared to other smart watches.

  8. Yigit
    August 8, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Of course LG G Watch

  9. Harrison Broadbent
    August 8, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I reckon it seems pretty neat. Would love to give it a try.

  10. PM
    August 8, 2014 at 4:03 am

    i like lg g watch and i'll prefer it

  11. Hunter
    August 8, 2014 at 2:09 am

    I'm interested in the android free commitment of the timex smart watch. In reality, I'll take anything just to keep up with the rest... Except my wrist is so small!!

  12. Michael Mesina
    August 7, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    LG looks great. I prefer this over Pebble for daily use.

  13. jesi macleod
    August 7, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    i think it is going to be the future!

  14. Alexey A
    August 7, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    The LG G Watch is awesome. I would not think of buying any other Smartwatch but Android watches.

  15. Anna Marie M.
    August 7, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I like the LG G watch. Its a superb wearable gadget. I don't feel buying any other smartwatch.

  16. Krishean Draconis
    August 7, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I'd prefer a Moto 360, but a free LG G Watch would also be nice!

  17. laquan wilson
    August 7, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    LG Life is Great.

  18. Scott Koehler
    August 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    I would prefer the LG. But I would also take a Gear

  19. Marco
    August 7, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    LG G Watch has more features than pebbel. It seems like a great smartwatch!

  20. Kwame
    August 7, 2014 at 10:48 am

    moto 360 has a slightedge over it, but this seems pretty cool

  21. Alex
    August 7, 2014 at 9:15 am

    LG is better than Pebble!

  22. Thiagu M
    August 7, 2014 at 9:03 am

    G has more features than pebbel. so will choose g over pebble.

  23. Daniel Walas
    August 6, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I think the LG G Watch is the best smartwatch so far , I have a pebble smartwatch and I really want a G watch

  24. Mike R.
    August 6, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I really like the watch, would definitely consider buying it.

  25. Peter H
    August 6, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    The LG G will do. They are all big, chunky and ugly.

  26. Crax Prax
    August 6, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I like the LG Smartwatch, i also have a LG phone and i think this would go great with it as a pair! Hope i win! :D

  27. Mahe
    August 6, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Would love to win this !

  28. effe
    August 6, 2014 at 10:10 am

    i'll wait for apple ones

  29. Jeno Paulo S
    August 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

    i would go to smartwatch :)

  30. Francesco Fiorino
    August 6, 2014 at 6:32 am

    I think that it's awesome and I'd buy it of course! ..but I prefer to win it! ;-)

  31. Stan P
    August 6, 2014 at 3:22 am

    Pebble looks nicer, indeed - but i wouldn't mind this one either, if it's free or a gift or won! :) I'd like to try a smartwatch at one point.

  32. Heath Holland
    August 5, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    looks cool. wouldn't mind winning one.

  33. Cherry
    August 5, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I want this watch to give a try and know myself it's usability in my everyday living.

  34. James Jun Cubelo
    August 5, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    love to wear this everyday. :)

  35. Joseph S
    August 5, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I would prefer this LG G watch from other wearables to experience full android capability.

  36. marilou
    August 5, 2014 at 11:06 am

    i would go to smartwatch :)

  37. Khilesh
    August 5, 2014 at 9:11 am

    i will prefer Pebbel Steel

  38. DD
    August 5, 2014 at 6:46 am

    LG G watch look nice i will prefer it

  39. Paul H
    August 5, 2014 at 6:33 am

    I'm waiting to see what the Moto 360 is like

  40. rkGupta
    August 5, 2014 at 4:06 am

    will wait for app to comeout of beta

  41. Sharon Haas
    August 5, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Like the shape and all but really 36hrs? Not long enough.

  42. Mahmoud
    August 4, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Looks very nice.

  43. Maclince
    August 4, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    I wouldn't buy any other smart watch

  44. Stephan H
    August 4, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I probably wouldn't buy any of them.

  45. Lordel Segovia
    August 4, 2014 at 7:56 am

    I really having this kind of watch. It doesn't matter to me what kind what spec is it, as long as it looks cool...:)

  46. Kimberly Camille Tiu
    August 4, 2014 at 4:58 am

    I would use the LG G Watch

  47. Jacob
    August 3, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    I like it but I do have a preference for LG anyways so can't imagine I would like something else better. I wish somebody would make a working "Dick Tracy" watch that was an exact replica

  48. DD
    August 3, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    LG is better

  49. Jyoti Rao
    August 3, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I prefer LG G Watch

  50. Daniel Gosk
    August 3, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    LG G looks good but I prefer Pebble steel watch.

  51. Adly A
    August 3, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I prefer to buy Peeble Steel

  52. drazen mestrovic
    August 3, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Peeble steel looks cool and if I don't win it,I'll buy it anyway

  53. Micheal S
    August 3, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Looks very nice. However it is early days for Android Wear and wearables

  54. jenn huey
    August 3, 2014 at 9:15 am

    looks cool but unless I win it, I wont spend my money on it til the technology is advanced

  55. Maria Therese Villamayor
    August 3, 2014 at 5:11 am

    Love the LG G Watch

  56. Henry D
    August 3, 2014 at 12:32 am

    I prefer to get a pebble steel because of the design but I think lg g watch is pack with specs.

  57. Rob H
    August 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Pebble steel watch looks awesome.Would buy that!

  58. Maruca Massimiliano
    August 2, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    The LG G Watch is probably my favorite of the current crop of smart watches

  59. Ron Bowman
    August 2, 2014 at 2:01 am

    I think it is a cool watch and would love to win it

  60. Jaffer A
    August 2, 2014 at 1:56 am

    it’s the best of its kind

  61. Jon T
    August 2, 2014 at 12:57 am

    I think it looks great!

  62. Julian
    August 2, 2014 at 12:35 am

    I think it's the best of its kind for now. Wouldn't get anything else at the moment.

  63. Emh-el L
    August 1, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    I'll go with either samsung smart watch and LG G smart watch than pebble steel :) I love the water resistant feature and the magnetic charging cradle.

  64. Sam K
    August 1, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I like LG G watch

  65. Lovely Joy Merced
    August 1, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    i love the Lg watch perfect for my nubby's lg g3

  66. Andriy Kachalo
    August 1, 2014 at 9:25 am

    LG nice watch

  67. Philip Austin
    August 1, 2014 at 8:27 am

    I Like L.G

    And Yes I Would Buy This -

    Over The Pebble

  68. Nabeel
    August 1, 2014 at 8:09 am

    smart watch

  69. Mae Abigail Songco
    August 1, 2014 at 6:11 am

    it's something new and cool to look at. it makes a statement seriously!
    i want those! hehe

  70. Mike
    August 1, 2014 at 5:49 am

    It's decent enough.

  71. Matthew P
    August 1, 2014 at 3:17 am

    I think like most wearables right now, they are just not quite refined enough to be big benefit and it's a little on the awkward side especially on the wrist. If I were to by a smart watch right now I would probably go with the Samsung Gear Live.

  72. James K
    July 31, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I love the LG G watch. I can't wait to see what's to come in wearables.

  73. John P
    July 31, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I prefer my Samsung Gear watch.

  74. pceasies
    July 31, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    The LG Smart Watch looks good. I'd probably prefer the Pebble though because of all the support and backing (including apps and supported services/devices)

  75. Ria Alemina
    July 31, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Excellent smart watch. I love LG all the way

  76. Wardell Samotshozo
    July 31, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    LG G watch all the way

  77. Boris B
    July 31, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    LG G watch is cool

  78. Salvador H
    July 31, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    looks good

  79. Hieu Hoang Trong
    July 31, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    LG G watch is so awesome, better than pebble steel

  80. Benedikt F
    July 31, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    It looks good, but I think if I had to chose between the Moto 360, and this, I would much rather buy the Moto 360

  81. Youssef Azza
    July 31, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    I think it is good and worth trying.

  82. Lamar
    July 31, 2014 at 10:30 am

    I don't think I would purchase a smartwatch at the moment unless the price was considerably lower and they would have to be more stylish.

  83. Jacson
    July 31, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Is good and Is better than pebble steel

  84. ryan
    July 31, 2014 at 8:47 am

    shape isnt so great. i sould prefer the moto watch

  85. Daniel Ooi
    July 31, 2014 at 5:33 am

    The LG G watch is cool, but I'm waiting for iWatch for my iOS devices.

  86. Rov DS
    July 31, 2014 at 5:20 am

    Any smartwatch has their own pros and cons i think, so any smart watch is always a better watch, id wear any of them , anytime :)

  87. Jerick D
    July 31, 2014 at 4:47 am

    Most of the features are good to go but the only problem would definitely be the readability of the screen when under the direct sun. I don't care about the bulky design as long as it's functional, I'll definitely get it.

  88. AlSam
    July 31, 2014 at 3:49 am

    Rather buy a Pebble.

  89. Patrick Miller
    July 31, 2014 at 3:11 am

    It's worth trying, if I win one!

  90. Stephanie
    July 30, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Life's Good with an LG G watch - I want one!

  91. Jonah Jeleniewski
    July 30, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I think it's awesome that they can cram a snapdragon 400 into a watch. That's what I've got in my Moto G. This thing must have a hell of a lot more power than it needs, which is A-Okay with me! Top pick for power right now.

  92. Murry
    July 30, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    I want it.

  93. Brian L
    July 30, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I've tested out the G Watch in an AT&T store by my house. I really like it… Actually saving up for it now.

  94. Arlen Gaba
    July 30, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Id love to get a freaking smartwatch

  95. Arnold
    July 30, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I'd buy this one because the design looks awesome and it has Android Wear. Plus I've got an LG phone :)

  96. Sriram Srinivasan
    July 30, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    There are better options than Pebble Steel!!! I may prefer it!!!!

  97. Haroon Khan
    July 30, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    I think since it seems a little different and unique I would prefer a pebble steel.

  98. Todd H
    July 30, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I've never given Smart Watches much though until recently. The G-Watch looks pretty cool even with it's shortcomings that I'm sure will be addressed with Firmware updates as time goes on.

  99. Mesut Yaver
    July 30, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    It's too early to buy gadgets like these.

  100. cl
    July 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    i wanna buy pebble steel
    its best

  101. Zoran
    July 30, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Nice watch

  102. Orcan Tiryakioglu
    July 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I prefer lg.

  103. mk
    July 30, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    LG G watch is best
    i want one

  104. Bogdan
    July 30, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    That's awesome!!! I want it!

  105. Kiril Golov
    July 30, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Awesome watch. Been watching for it since the launch of LG G3. It is smartly designed, in one word, "perfect". It is definitely better than the Pebble Steel. I will wait until like October, see if ASUS will put out a cheaper smartwatch as rumored, or just will go with the LG G Watch. The only drawback is the price, but it is cheaper than the Pebble ;)

  106. Vaibhav Jain
    July 30, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I would prefer G Watch

  107. jason hatfield
    July 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I would love to try this LG watch! Thanks for the opportunity.

  108. jason hatfield
    July 30, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I would love to try this LG watch! Thanks for the opportunity.

  109. sisyphia
    July 30, 2014 at 7:49 am

    This watch looks good.

  110. Lawrence Woolley
    July 30, 2014 at 6:55 am

    I prefer the LG G watch to the pebble steel, but they are both expensive.

  111. Vedran M
    July 30, 2014 at 6:55 am

    G Watch with Wear is great, Pebble is good, Sony SW2 is pathetic...

  112. Jerry Jacob
    July 30, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Android wear will evolve drastically and the G watch is just the tip of the iceberg.

  113. John Agwazim
    July 30, 2014 at 4:26 am

    Smartwatch.

  114. Julie
    July 30, 2014 at 3:17 am

    I like the LG over the Pebble but I would wait a little longer to get one they are pretty expensive..

  115. Anita
    July 30, 2014 at 3:16 am

    I would like to have this one. I'm one of those people who is finding that my "smart" products are too smart for me, and you said this one was easy to use, so that works for me.

  116. Aleksandr
    July 30, 2014 at 2:33 am

    I was completely satisfied with the LG G Watch.

  117. Vic L
    July 30, 2014 at 2:07 am

    I would definitely try other brand that that much better and cheaper price.

  118. Johan Chester R
    July 30, 2014 at 1:56 am

    It's a good device but i would still prefer the pebble steel. Battery life for pebble steel is much better than this and even samsung's gear.

  119. clint
    July 30, 2014 at 1:55 am

    love it!!!!!

  120. Edward Aguilar
    July 30, 2014 at 1:50 am

    I think Moto 360 is better smartwatch for me. It looks better.

  121. Valentin T
    July 30, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Would love one of these!

  122. Gregory B
    July 30, 2014 at 1:10 am

    I really want the moto 360 when it comes out, because of the classic shape if nothing else

  123. Dave Wells
    July 30, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Good, the LG G watch would suit me fine please, thank you.

  124. Ahmad Hasan
    July 29, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    I think the coming products will be more polished, but I would still live to get one...

  125. Juan M
    July 29, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    i would definetly be choosing lg over pebble, even if all smartwatches are just half baked feature that still needs to grow and improve

  126. magykmaster
    July 29, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Seems good enough. At this point it seems we're going to have a problem distinguishing watches from each other software-wise, which makes me fear that we're just going to have another spec war even though the idea of 'good specs' in a smart watch is pretty silly. It could be that's why there's a snapdragon 400 in the watch. Although it might not actually be better for the watch, it looks good on paper.

    Also, has qi charging been officially confirmed for the 360? I know it's confirmed to be wireless but I'm not sure if it's using the qi standard.

  127. Josh
    July 29, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    So long as it's a smartwatch, I can live with it.

  128. Zeus A
    July 29, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    it’s cool, a does everything i need

  129. Evangelia K
    July 29, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    LG G Watch looks so interesting!!!

  130. David Smith
    July 29, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    I would like this watch to give it a try out. It would be great to see what it could do in person.

  131. Wendy H
    July 29, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    its a great watch would be very useful

  132. ken
    July 29, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    it's cool, a does everything i need

  133. ??????? ?
    July 29, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    I still have no this smartest watch but it is my dream!

  134. Victor Obizuyk
    July 29, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    LG G Watch looks rather iteresting, I'd like to try it someday.

  135. Dave N.
    July 29, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    My watch is having an inferiority complex. Any smart watch will do.

  136. Florin P.
    July 29, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Not impressed. I would rather take Samsung Gear.

  137. Tomas P
    July 29, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Looks like nice gear.

  138. Carolyn Barnett
    July 29, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    My husband would love this watch!

  139. Dmitriy S
    July 29, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    LG G Watch for sure!

  140. Alexandra
    July 29, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    I would like to try one, but I'm not sure how well it would work with my lifestyle. I could see how it could be very useful though, so who knows. Thanks for the giveaway.

  141. Jason P
    July 29, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    It is an excellent watch with good capabilities. I'm not sure on which one to purchase, because I haven't explored them all. But, this does look like a cool and good fit smartwatch.

  142. Mukola Obizuyk
    July 29, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I still have no this smartest watch but it is my dream!

  143. Nick
    July 29, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    I think I would prefer to wait for the 360.....

  144. Nik A
    July 29, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    i would choose moto 360, but if i get lg g watch already sastified

  145. Jerick D
    July 29, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Actually, the features of that G watch are already good to go. The only problem ofc, would definitely be the glass visibility under sunlight. If, I'd choose something else, I'd prefer something with a headphone jack, but that's totally optional considering the features of that watch are still awesome.

  146. Ben L
    July 29, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    As I have never owned a smartwatch, it'd be hard to say. I'd love to win this, however.

  147. Mariz D
    July 29, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I think it's worth having.

  148. Jerry
    July 29, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    would make a nice gift. steel

  149. Marion W
    July 29, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I trust the LG brand so I would choose LG :D

  150. Ashwini
    July 29, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    I would pick Pebble Steel! Looks pretty efficient and easy to handle :)

  151. Mikhail R
    July 29, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    The LG watch has useful features.

  152. ffckyou12
    July 29, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I will give a very plain answer - Splendid!!!

  153. DAN J
    July 29, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    I think the LG would make a great cat collar!

  154. Aeon
    July 29, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Seems to be the overall best smartwatch around these days.

  155. Ashok Kumar
    July 29, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I have been waiting for Android wear and no doubt LG G Watch is the best at least what we have right now, so now way I would prefer anything else ..

  156. Jinzhou Yeow
    July 29, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I had the Pebble Steel but I sold it weeks ago to prepare myself to own an Android Wear device. If I were to choose now, I would go for the G Watch rather than the Gear Live. :)

  157. Bill
    July 29, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I'd try it.

  158. Wesley Files
    July 29, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Well I guess a Pebble would work better with my phone. I'd still like a better choice than either the Pebble or Android Wear watches.

  159. Cody
    July 29, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I have a Pebble but the amount of apps being released for Wear makes me want a Wear smartwatch!

  160. lakshman Teja
    July 29, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Pebble Steel feels really Good over LG G Watch

  161. DanQ
    July 29, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    If I had to pick one right now, it would be the Pebble Steel, though It rather wait for the market to mature a bit more.

  162. David
    July 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    I am not sure I would buy a smart watch just yet. I currently have a watch that is solar and never needs to have a battery replaced. To go from that to 2 days would be pretty bad. Plus, I am not sure that I would use the features.

  163. Julián Rodríguez
    July 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Well, it's a nascent technology, right. I'd give it a couple of years to see where it's really headed. However, it's a good start.

  164. wayde marriott
    July 29, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    The LG watch has useful features

  165. Denis K
    July 29, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    exquisite design LG G Watch is difficult to call, but pleasing functionality

  166. Bruce R
    July 29, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I'd like to try the G Watch...I have G Pad and love it.

  167. Kim M
    July 29, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I don't know which smart watch I would like but I would be happy to try any one of them.

  168. marcelo
    July 29, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I'd prefer a Peeble Steel.

  169. Landis G
    July 29, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    The battery and screen tech just isn't there yet.

  170. Zsolt J
    July 29, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Since I have a nexus 5, it makes sense to have a smartwatch from the same manufacturer.

  171. Richard
    July 29, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    The watch looks sweet. Where is Apple? They has a lot of ground to cover to catch up.

  172. Ron Ablang
    July 29, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    I'd prefer the Pebble Steel.

  173. Gaurav Bhargava
    July 29, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Reading about it, not so enamored. Pebble steel is still better. If I were to buy, then I would wait some more time until better product with better software is out.

  174. Clyde G
    July 29, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    I think it's great! I don't know much about other smart watches... if I had the budget to buy one...

  175. Michael Gabriel Angel
    July 29, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    LG Watch is awesome! The specs were great! And I think I'm loving the features already!

  176. V L
    July 29, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    This watch looks like the best one available at the moment. But overall the price is to high for something like this. On the other hand I would love to win one.

  177. Julie F
    July 29, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    The LG watch is my fav

  178. Andrea Beneventi
    July 29, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I like Peeble

  179. Wout
    July 29, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Would go for the Pebble Steel

  180. Ted W
    July 29, 2014 at 11:49 am

    i ain't no dick tracy, but I'm willing to try a smart watch

  181. nitin hassija
    July 29, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I would go for pebble. Wouldn't mind trying the G watch though.

  182. Nimeni
    July 29, 2014 at 11:14 am

    I'd actually wait for the Motorola Moto 360, it looks better and it will have a light sensor for auto-brightness.

  183. Marko T
    July 29, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I don't want to buy it. Maybe next year when they improve android wear.

  184. lakshay Kaushik
    July 29, 2014 at 10:24 am

    just 1 things: Android Wear.

  185. Jan P
    July 29, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Looks cool but I am used to my heavy normal watches.

  186. Shiva Y
    July 29, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I would like to buy this.

  187. Deepak Singh Jadon
    July 29, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I want this watch

  188. Carolyn Berg
    July 29, 2014 at 9:38 am

    The LG watch ia my preference.

  189. Ann
    July 29, 2014 at 9:33 am

    They are intriguing to me!

  190. Wally
    July 29, 2014 at 9:10 am

    I don't really know, but in the terms of design Pebble is my choice

  191. Ostap
    July 29, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I prefer LG G Watch - smartest watch in the world

  192. Csanad
    July 29, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Being an LG fan (using an LG G2) I definitely prefer LG G watch and hopefully win (that would be a first timer) this contest ;)
    Anything else, comments, further reviews after I use it for a while.
    Good luck to all pretenders!

  193. Alan
    July 29, 2014 at 7:51 am

    I would be happy with any smart watch, but unless I win one I don't see me being able to get one

  194. Alexander K
    July 29, 2014 at 7:29 am

    i havent this thing and a can't say nothing about it ;)

  195. József B
    July 29, 2014 at 7:20 am

    I don't have a preference yet, I didn't have my hands on any of the smartwatches yet.

  196. Christina A
    July 29, 2014 at 6:45 am

    I'm curious about it and would love to try it. It sounds like by your review that the usability of it is a bit "clunky!" These watches are really still new to many people though...I expect they will improve over time as smartphones did.

  197. Sanchay P
    July 29, 2014 at 6:18 am

    LG G watch is good
    But I would prefer Moto 360 over it

  198. Chaitali Das
    July 29, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Having used LG phone, I am tilting towards this watch

  199. Alexander
    July 29, 2014 at 6:07 am

    I would prefer a pebble, because of battery life.

  200. Jojo
    July 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Actually a simple pebble might be ok for me.

  201. Patrick V
    July 29, 2014 at 5:36 am

    I think I like the roundness of the motto360 also there is another company called Arrow that is working on one with a rotating camera and it looks slick. Basically it's very early in the game to say who will be best but with what's available to buy now I would go for the LG.

  202. Alexandru S
    July 29, 2014 at 5:33 am

    I love it and I prefer it over other smartwatches!

  203. Paul
    July 29, 2014 at 5:32 am

    Maybe the Pebble Steel looks better, but this LG is also a handsome timepiece...

  204. Darwin
    July 29, 2014 at 5:14 am

    The pebble steel looks great.

  205. Mai Tran
    July 29, 2014 at 5:13 am

    LG G watch has been in my wishlist for a long time. Yes, I'd rather buy it than any other smartwatch since it looks simple yet efficient.

  206. Keith
    July 29, 2014 at 4:47 am

    I prefer the Moto 360... Rounder is better!

  207. Nirupama Gadgil
    July 29, 2014 at 4:45 am

    I would buy the LG G Watch.

  208. Misel
    July 29, 2014 at 4:39 am

    The best one... so far!

  209. Debbie Petch
    July 29, 2014 at 4:39 am

    The Pebble Steel would be great!

  210. Faiz
    July 29, 2014 at 4:31 am

    I love moto x' design but I think all these smart watches have the same specs.

  211. Gerald S
    July 29, 2014 at 4:15 am

    Looks okay,maybe pebble sounds rugged.

  212. Beh H
    July 29, 2014 at 3:41 am

    I think it's pretty good!

  213. Varun Narula
    July 29, 2014 at 3:35 am

    I haven't used either of these, so it is hard to say.

  214. Edmond L
    July 29, 2014 at 3:19 am

    OMG, l luv the LG watch. Very splendid & pleasing design. 2 fingers snap. SOS. Help. Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! It would be a dream come true & means more to me than anyone else to win. I don't have much in life. No money, girlfriend, friends, house, life, job, career, hope, future, etc. If I miss this one, I will never get a chance in my lifetime to get a fine, fine, fancy , new lg-g-watch :( Starving artist here desperately needs the lg-g-watch to work & eat again. Winner, winnner. Chicken dinner. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thanks for the awesomeness, the contest, & generosity. Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest!

  215. Fran Mahy
    July 29, 2014 at 3:16 am

    I would be happy with either as they would both be handy to me...thc

  216. Egor
    July 29, 2014 at 3:06 am

    LG over Peeble

  217. Austin Suddarth
    July 29, 2014 at 2:56 am

    I think I would prefer a Samsung Galaxy Gear Live over this. I had a Pebble, but it wasn't quite what I was looking for.

  218. rodney stone
    July 29, 2014 at 2:48 am

    the LG sounds perfect for me

  219. Darrell Bowman
    July 29, 2014 at 2:45 am

    The band needs work.. the Steel has it beat hands down.

  220. Matthew W
    July 29, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Pebble Steel. I like the simplicity.

  221. Oliver W
    July 29, 2014 at 2:18 am

    I <3 LG :D

  222. Lawrence Wolfson
    July 29, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Perfect match for my LG G2 Pick me pick me

  223. Prateek
    July 29, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Holding out hope that the LG will eventually exceed the Pebble....

  224. Cass
    July 29, 2014 at 2:04 am

    LG all the way!

  225. Mario
    July 29, 2014 at 2:01 am

    *well

  226. Mario
    July 29, 2014 at 1:59 am

    The LG G Watch pairs wells with the LG G3.

  227. Sahil
    July 29, 2014 at 1:58 am

    I think the LG G watch is the only useful smartwatch out there. I would prefer is any day over pebble or any other smartwatches.

  228. vikas
    July 29, 2014 at 1:53 am

    i wud like to wear one ... just to give it a try...

  229. Rahul R
    July 29, 2014 at 1:47 am

    I have been using iWatch since its launch. What i dislike in it is the battery life.. With just one hour music playback and no other activities, it remains only for less than day.. Hope, LG G Watch will be better than iWatch..

  230. Marshall Feldman
    July 29, 2014 at 1:42 am

    I like the LG's clean design and simplicity.

  231. Bob Y
    July 29, 2014 at 1:17 am

    I don't have a preference between this and the Pebble. I do hope for an app for it that makes it behave as a fitbit.

  232. David Yang
    July 29, 2014 at 1:03 am

    I am happy to win this watch or any watch for free.

  233. Srinivas G
    July 29, 2014 at 12:53 am

    I would prefer the pebble steel for the looks, or the Moto 360. LG's design approach in the watch seems to be pretty bland right now.

  234. Zero
    July 29, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Moto 360's round face looks better. But still have to wait.

  235. Shane R
    July 29, 2014 at 12:49 am

    I am still skeptical about all wear devices, but I would accept any free one in a heart beat. Not sure which one I would prefer the most though.

  236. Deepanshu
    July 29, 2014 at 12:46 am

    The LG G Watch is my 2nd favorite of the current crop of smart watches (First being the Moto 360). Pebble has never interested me that much.

  237. Dirk M
    July 29, 2014 at 12:39 am

    interesting, but i'd still think about a pebble

  238. Cristy Ridey
    July 29, 2014 at 12:37 am

    I have a LG phone. I think the LG smart watch would be a great asset to me. Great features!

  239. SH
    July 29, 2014 at 12:37 am

    I would be interested in trying this out, but don't think I would miss it if I didn't have one.

  240. Jayne Osborne
    July 29, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Would love to win this

  241. Brian Kautz
    July 29, 2014 at 12:27 am

    I'll wait until battery life gets lots better

  242. Lisa M
    July 29, 2014 at 12:22 am

    I wouldn't pay $229 for this watch

  243. Jules C
    July 29, 2014 at 12:16 am

    I think it's pretty smart and trendy!

  244. ed
    July 29, 2014 at 12:14 am

    I'd be interested in trying it, but am not entirely convinced on the whole smartwatch industry just yet. Still too young.

  245. Nena Sinclair
    July 29, 2014 at 12:05 am

    I really like LG products, so I would love to give this watch a try! I think no matter which smartwatch you buy, there's going to be something about it you don't particularly like.

  246. Barb Carlson
    July 29, 2014 at 12:03 am

    I would be interested in trying it.

  247. Vaj-lyn A
    July 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    I prefer the Moto 360 when it comes out but LG G Watch is fine

  248. jas starry
    July 28, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    I am quite confused!

  249. Jo-anne P
    July 28, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    It tech, it's wearable and I like the style so hell yes I would buy it and wear it but who am I kidding i am such a slave to tech i would google and lg myself up in a heartbeat if i had the cash lol

  250. Nikolai M
    July 28, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    I'm thinking about some Google wearable.

  251. Carlos M
    July 28, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    I think the package is very attractive and good and I would buy the LG G Watch.

  252. Dundas
    July 28, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    LG G Watch looks great. Personally I'd just add a steel band, and I can't think of any reason I'd want a Pebble over it.

  253. Roman Sepulveda
    July 28, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I would not buy it, i prefer the Galaxy Gear Live, but i would like to test this smartwatch.

  254. Jarred S
    July 28, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    As this review points out, wearable tech such as this is still in its infancy, so I will wait till it more refined and usable.

  255. Jonas Eikeland
    July 28, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I'm not sure...Never tried any of the smartwatches yet...

  256. Steve G
    July 28, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    I think it's pretty cool, I've always had good luck with LG phones so I'd rather have the LG watch than another brand.

  257. Flatlinebb
    July 28, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    I'm not really in a market to buy an Android Watch, but if I win one, I would be happy to try it out. This does not seem like a necessary add on to my smartphone, but maybe I could grow to like it once I started using it. I really care about the brand currently, as I presume most Wear devices will have the same, gen-one, shortcomings.

  258. Ajith Sen
    July 28, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Until better ones are released the LG G Watch seem fine.

  259. Jeff
    July 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I prefer the Pebble - Real Style

  260. Savio AD
    July 28, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    I prefer the Moto 360 when it comes out :P

  261. Howard B
    July 28, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    This looks like a better watch than the Pebble Steel, as it has Android apps and a very nice chipset; the downside is having to charge it every day or two.

  262. Mary
    July 28, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Who wouldn't want to at least give it a try? It's only bound to improve as tech races along.

  263. Adrian C
    July 28, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Holding out hope that the LG will eventually exceed the Pebble.

  264. Debbie B
    July 28, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I wouldn't buy any wearable tech yet I'd prefer to wait till it gets better and more usable for myself and what I am looking for

  265. Andy Diaz
    July 28, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Would rather buy a Peeble.

  266. John Wilimczyk
    July 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    good idea butt ugly ,none as of yet

  267. moorandro
    July 28, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    I'd try the LG out...

  268. Endracion
    July 28, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I'm simply not a fan of the limitations; I'm sure future versions will be worth it.

  269. Gord
    July 28, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    It has some short comings but a lot of electronic devices when first released do. I would give it a try.

  270. Yannis Polyzos
    July 28, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I could buy it when it becomes available in my country, even if it's not yet perfect.

  271. MikeB
    July 28, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    I might consider the next generation. This one has huge shortcomings like charging cradle and software.

  272. Travis Faulkner
    July 28, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I dont know I hear good stuff about the steel and the google gear so I dont know

  273. Cre8tive
    July 28, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I'd really like to give the LG a shot!

  274. Petew
    July 28, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    "While aesthetically beautiful"
    Although one can't argue about taste, you're kidding right?
    Even the wrist band looks like it was designed in the '70s.

  275. Rachel K
    July 28, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    I have never been a fan of LG and I think this watch is super ugly. Love the idea though, perhaps they'll design some better looking one in the future!

  276. Bill Fleet
    July 28, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    It looks like a good choice, but the platform is still immature. I can wait a generation or two.

  277. Srivatsan V
    July 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    It's still definitely early for adoption, but some of the things they've pulled off are pretty awesome, like all the ways you can automate your home and activate lights with it, to the way you can control the Tesla Model S we all obviously own from your wrist.

    The Pebble has a bigger market and is cross-compatible, but for being Android-specific, Android Wear will probably pick up soon.

  278. Adrian
    July 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Looking Good!

  279. cheridene boucher
    July 28, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I think its great but its a bit pricey for a new gadget

  280. Raul Jara
    July 28, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    LG G Watch looks fine but i rather take a chance with Pebble

  281. Joanna
    July 28, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    This Smartphone watch looks very cool to win and wear. I would be very excited if I was chosen to win it.

  282. Kaushik M
    July 28, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    LG G Watch is Amazing . I am not sure of Pebble steel or any other but I my first choice would be LG. Thanks for this Awesome Giveaway.

  283. Anne F
    July 28, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    looks like a perfect gift for my techie Grandson

  284. Arpit Kharbanda
    July 28, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Awesome Enough!!

  285. moinulhaqq
    July 28, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I am not sure if I would prefer a watch like this. Cellphones have bluetooth too. And bluetooth headsets are easy to carry and last longer than watch.

  286. Richard Bonifacio
    July 28, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I think its awesome.

  287. Stephen
    July 28, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Honestly, I really like the LG G Watch. I just can't justify buying it myself with the Moto 360 on the horizon (provided it's priced correctly, of course...)

  288. Renee
    July 28, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    i am still waiting for the perfect wearable

  289. jess
    July 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    I love the LG watch!

  290. Prabhdeep
    July 28, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    No, Android wear wins everytime for me!!!

  291. Robert Tschinkel
    July 28, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    the LG G watch is amazing, it's the only brand I would want to own

  292. D. King
    July 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I like having multiple watches, I'd probably have a Pebble steel for 'dressier' occasions and other Android Wear watcher (or other smart watches) for different events, etc

  293. Mandip D
    July 28, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I like pabble more.

  294. YuvalP
    July 28, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Not to shabby.

  295. Simone
    July 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I'd go for the classic Pebble instead of Pebble Steel. Battery life as seen on Sony SM2 and Pebble are great, maybe with the next Android Wear generation...

  296. Louis M Castrello
    July 28, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    An LG G Watch, would be just FINE !!!

  297. Tate S
    July 28, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    LG watch~!

  298. Sean M
    July 28, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    I'm not a fan of any of the watches right now. Style and functionality still need to mature

  299. Tyler C
    July 28, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Life's Good when I win that one :)

  300. Tyler M.
    July 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I like the G Watch. If I were buying a smartwatch right now, it would be the one I pick.

  301. Stephen G.
    July 28, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    I like the idea of smart watches, and I look forward to buying one. I've simply been waiting until the actual products mature to where I feel they should be.

    LG hasn't reached that point with the G Watch, unfortunately.

    In the meantime, as I wait for a truly great smart watch, I may give in to purchasing an older, and now heavily discounted, MetaWatch Frame. The Frame too suffers many shortcomings, but its price has dropped to where that's of little concern. Also, the Frame will work with my aging Nokia N950, which could be entertaining.

    • Kannon Y
      July 28, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      Thanks for the comment Stephen, I haven't heard of the Metawatch before, but judging from your description (a smartwatch that works with a Nokia), it sounds like a unique product.

      You're definitely right that the technology needs to mature. I felt that had LG just taken a slight risk and included more cutting edge internal components, they would have finally bridged the gap between good and awesome. Google Now on the wrist is awesome. But the drawbacks are so ridiculous that it reduces the entire device to just good. Right now, in terms of design, the ideal watch would have combined Qualcomm's $300 Toq with Android Wear. Sometimes it feels like manufacturers make gambles on bad ideas and play it conservative on revolutionary technologies. Anyway, thanks for the comment!

    • Stephen G.
      July 28, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      Hi, Kannon. Fossil & Texas Instruments released the original MetaWatch as a development platform in 2011, several years before the Pebble's launch. However, the MetaWatch, even in its later, more end user-focused revisions, never attracted anything approaching the widespread press coverage or attention the Pebble achieved.
      Being quite open, the MetaWatch did gain popularity (see the Qt-based sowatch: https://gitorious.org/sowatch/pages/Home) among owners of MeeGo-based N9 and N950 phones, but after Elop killed Nokia's work on MeeGo, that market was a niche within an aborted niche.
      Today, MetaWatches are probably only interesting to those still holding on to N9 phones and perhaps to some developers, given the openness of the platform. As a plus, MetaWatches may be purchased now from BestBuy for under $100.

  302. Marko G.
    July 28, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    dont know havet see one

  303. Michael N.
    July 28, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I'd like to have both LG G watch and Samsung Gear as well

  304. Joel
    July 28, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Currently have a Pebble and really love it. Waiting for the software and hardware to get worked out on Wear!

  305. John Forbes
    July 28, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I like LG G watch, obviously newer watches will learn from what works and what doesn't.

  306. Nguyen H
    July 28, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I'd go for anything Android Wear!

  307. Michael Kristensen
    July 28, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Would absolutely prefer a google watch because of the huge support area and the lg is just beautiful

  308. robert
    July 28, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    lg watch

  309. Jason
    July 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    There seem to be other options which are nicer looking than the LG.

  310. Jim
    July 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Oops, forgot the spam-check. Entered properly now.

  311. Jim
    July 28, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    It looks sleek and stylish and I have wanted one for months.

  312. jerry culala
    July 28, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    that lg watch plus lgg3! woot!

  313. Alexander G
    July 28, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I like the LG G Watch

  314. Bártfay Meszike Inke
    July 28, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    LG G watch is very good .

  315. Jared
    July 28, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I'd prefer the pebble because it is more mature

  316. Lori B
    July 28, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    I would love to try any smart watch and have heard they are worth the money. It's going on my list . They are so convenient

  317. Sandy Coulter
    July 28, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    I think it is ugly, but hopefully its usability justifies it.

  318. Saad Ahmad
    July 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I don't like Pebble, I'd rather buy Android Wear.

  319. naghbal mehdi
    July 28, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    LG G watch + galaxy s5 = :)

  320. Helen W
    July 28, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I've never heard of smart watches but it looks pretty nifty!

  321. Paul B
    July 28, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I've never had the opportunity to play with any smart watch, but I really like the look of the Motorola offering over any of the square/rectangle ones out right now. Whether that opinion stays or not depends on the asking price (still unannounced! Really?) of the Moto.

  322. Natalie
    July 28, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I have never heard of a smart watch before this review. I love the features of this watch.

  323. Angela
    July 28, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I think this smartwatch looks interesting. I've never had one before, but I so want one now.

  324. Bianca Rogoveanu
    July 28, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I think is worth the money, i added it on my wishlist !

  325. Ashwin
    July 28, 2014 at 10:38 am

    It looks great, but I'd wait for a 2nd gen watch just to be safe.

  326. Amit Konstabler
    July 28, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Pebble looks better

  327. paulie b
    July 28, 2014 at 10:02 am

    i would love a Moto 360 but the LG is more what i need

  328. Nikhil N
    July 28, 2014 at 9:06 am

    LG G watch is very good gadget to have .

  329. Haravind kumar
    July 28, 2014 at 7:25 am

    LG G watch would be a great accessory for a geek like me. I'd go with LG G watch.

  330. Emmanuel Fordjour
    July 28, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Looks good to me, will pair great with my galaxy....

  331. Ayoub N
    July 28, 2014 at 5:49 am

    LG G Watch looks rather iteresting, I'd like to try it someday

  332. Ryan
    July 28, 2014 at 5:35 am

    As a watch wearer currently I think it is great to get access to notifications without having to pull out my phone. I would greatly a full smart watches versatility over a Pebble.

  333. Junil M
    July 28, 2014 at 4:45 am

    I could go with LG G watch but I would prefer moto 360 over LG.

  334. Johnna Rhodus
    July 28, 2014 at 3:56 am

    I'm still hesitant of most wearable tech for now,but the LG G watch looks decent.

  335. Tom S
    July 28, 2014 at 3:54 am

    Even though this LG watch has a more simple design, I love it. This is everything and much more of what I ever dreamed up. I've been dreaming of something like this since I was a kid and now it's here...and MUO is giving one away! I'm too excited!!

  336. Andrew
    July 28, 2014 at 2:58 am

    The LG G Watch is interesting, but I wouldn't buy it now, or any other smartwatch just yet.

  337. Graeme W
    July 28, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Pebble Steel I think just nice to support the original. Plus multi day battery!

  338. Anant S
    July 28, 2014 at 1:15 am

    No

  339. Zhong J
    July 28, 2014 at 12:52 am

    I don't think using an electronic device on contact with your skin is a good idea since it can conduct electricity.

  340. Joao
    July 28, 2014 at 12:30 am

    LG Watch seems very good. Don't know much about Peeble.

  341. Colin H
    July 28, 2014 at 12:19 am

    The LG G Watch is a reasonable watch due to its price tag and specifications. However, I would prefer the Moto 360 Smartwatch as it has a unique circular watchface and more premium look and feel to its design.

  342. Aaron
    July 27, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    It looks OK. It wouldn't be my first choice unless I won it of course.

  343. Piotr Cz.
    July 27, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I wouldn't buy any smartwatch now, my first priority in gadgets is a new smartphone. I think any wearable devices will have to wait a year or two more :)

  344. Nomi Tiwi
    July 27, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I like the G watch from the looks of it and what I have heard so far. Better than the Gear. But I'd prefer the Moto 360 over all of these. Not interested in Pebble.

  345. Dan D
    July 27, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Looks nice but smart watches at it's current state seems redundant. I already carry my smartphone the majority of the time and I'm seriously not that lazy that I can't just grab it from my pocket if I wanted to use it.

  346. Va D
    July 27, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    I agree with the review. I don't think at this moment that Smart watches are worth it. It just doesn't have enough features to warrant a buy. I would wait for the next generation of smart watches. Maybe the apple smart watch will prove me wrong but I doubt it.

  347. Alessio A
    July 27, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I think it's the best! :)

  348. RaduM
    July 27, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I hate the battery on all of them but google now make this one so cool.

  349. Sam K
    July 27, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I don't have any experience with Smart Watch, so hard to comment. Although, would like to win.

  350. James
    July 27, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I never own a smart watch but I like the LG G Watch for trial.

  351. Antonio R
    July 27, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    I don't have any opinion yet and I'd like to test it in depth.

  352. mklopez
    July 27, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    I already have an Omate TrueSmart.

  353. Lakshminarayana
    July 27, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    I wouldn't buy a smart watch so soon but I'd like to win and try it out. :)

  354. Milinda A
    July 27, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Not better than Gear.

  355. Gimhani A
    July 27, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Good

  356. Sushil Kumar
    July 27, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I'm using moto360 right now but i'd like to give it a try.... Let ME Have it....hehehe

  357. Raymond C
    July 27, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    i thnk lg g watch is awesome, im always an lg fan

  358. kyle brodeur
    July 27, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    I'd like to try out Android Wear

  359. Maarten D
    July 27, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Pebble looks more classy and is definitely better readable in full daylight.

  360. JeffC
    July 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    I would not buy any currently available smart watch. But I would like to play with this one if I won it.

  361. Daniel V
    July 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    I can't decide yet, it is too early.

  362. Christopher M
    July 27, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    this one is ugly enough without getting into its shortcomings so I'll wait til later

  363. Jarvis J
    July 27, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    g watch is ok.but i like design of moto360 ,the round design rahter than g watchs rectangle design

  364. Bártfay Meszike I
    July 27, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    For me yet luxury.

    Thank you giveaway! :)

    Inke

    Hungary

  365. Paul V
    July 27, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I think this watch needs a better design.

  366. Artis
    July 27, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I would not buy smart watch for now, and this one is OK, except the looks.

  367. nachiketa
    July 27, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    To me it looks great, can be improved further. But i'll prefer moto watch over it.

  368. Chris Thompson
    July 27, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Honestly it's too early to comment one way or the other. After another year when as many companies as possible have produced and changed their designs a few times over, then one could pass judgement on the technology.

  369. John
    July 27, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    I like the G-Watch, but I'm holding out to see if the Moto 360 lives up to its expectations. I'm concerned about the readability in sunlight though. The screen on my Pebble actually gets better in direct sunlight.

  370. Tejash C
    July 27, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    G watch is too overpriced, LG has to make it better for it to be a hit. Moto 360 seems the best option for smart watches currently.

  371. Mihir C
    July 27, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    LG G Watch seems a bit overpriced! Moto 360 looks like a better option given its price and features!

  372. Keith W
    July 27, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I think the technology and especially the design needs to improve before I'd buy one.

  373. Boris
    July 27, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    The G Watch does not seem to be worth the price tag indeed. I would be more interested in a Moto 360. Perhaps.

  374. Bill M
    July 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    The Pebble Steel looks better though I would take the LG

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