Smartwatches bearing Google’s new Android Wear operating system are on the horizon. There are three wrist-worn devices that we know of so far: the square-shaped Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch , and the round-faced Motorola Moto 360 .
- Hands-on with Samsung’s Gear Live watch
- LG G Watch runs Android Wear, too
- Check out Moto 360’s circular face
- Google’s Android Wear OS has you in mind
- All the news from Google I/O 2014
All three are set to touch down this summer, with LG and Samsung’s efforts arriving in stores on July 7, and Motorola’s watch swooping in at some vague later date.
While Samsung and LG have been forthcoming about the watches’ hardware particulars — you can even preorder both devices now on the Google Play Store — Motorola has been relatively mute.
We do know that all three will pair with any device running Android 4.3 and above, and that all have exchangeable straps to suit your style. Until we hear more about the Moto 360, in-depth comparisons will have to wait. In the meantime, you can find the specs that we do know laid out below.
A deeper dive with the LG G Watch (pictures)
Samsung Gear Live vs. LG G Watch vs. Moto 360
|Samsung Gear Live||LG G Watch||Moto 360|
|Screen size||1.63 Super AMOLED||1.65-inch LCD IPS||TBA|
|Resolution||320×320 pixels||280×280 pixels||TBA|
|Dimensions (in)||1.5 x 2.2 x 0.35||1.4 x 1.8 x 0.39||TBA|
|Dimensions (mm)||37.9 x 56.4 x 8.9||37.9 x 46.5 x 10||TBA|
|Weight||2.1 ounces/59 grams||2.2 ounces/63 grams||TBA|
|Processor||1.2GHz||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400||TBA|
|Default colors||Black, wine red||White gold, black titan||Black|
|Sale date||7/7/2014||7/7/2014||Summer 2014|
|Pre-order now?||Yes, Google Play Store||Yes, Google Play Store||No|
Moto 360 making rounds at Google I/O 2014 (pictures)
Samsung’s Gear Live smartwatch (pictures)