After months of waiting, Motorola finally launched its Moto 360 smartwatch . At the time we first learned of the event, the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear 2 were its most serious competitors. In just a few short months, the landscape has completely shifted, making way for Samsung and LG’s latest, the also-round LG G Watch R and the enormous, curved Samsung Gear S — both of which also launched the same week.
While Samsung and LG have the distribution and marketing clout to give the Moto 360 the chase, these aren’t the only watches to keep an eye on. An explosion of smartwatch activity means that Sony and Asus also unveiled their wares, and Apple’s iWatch is expected to debut within days.
For smartwatch supporters, this kind of development and competition couldn’t happen fast enough.
Moto 360 versus LG G Watch R versus Samsung gear S
|Motorola Moto 360||LG G Watch R||Samsung Gear S|
|OS||Android Wear||Android Wear||Tizen|
|Display||1.56-inch LCD||1.3-inch P-OLED||2-inch AMOLED|
|Resolution||320 x 290 pixels (205ppi)||320 x 320 pixels||360 x 480 pixels, 2.0 inches (~300 ppi)|
|Dimensions||46mm diameter by 11.5mm||N/A||39.8 x 58.3 x 12.5 mm|
|Weight||1.7 ounces/49 grams (leather)||N/A||N/A|
|Material||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Plastic|
|Processor||TI OMAP 3||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400||1GHz dual-core|
|Sotrage||4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM||4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM||4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy||Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy||Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy|
|Water resistant||IP67 (30 minutes, 3 feet)||IP67 (30 minutes, 3 feet)||IP67 (30 minutes, 3 feet)|
|Colors||Black, silver||Black||Black, white|
|Charging||Wireless charging||Charging cradle, Micro-USB||Charging cradle, Micro-USB|
|Extras||Pedometer, heart-rate monitor||Heart-rate monitor||3G, Wi-Fi, heart-rate monitor, charger tops up battery|
Article updated at 3:02pm PT to correct LG G Watch R specs.