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  • Illiuminatum - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - link

    According to Android Central, G watch has resolution of 280x280. Reply
  • Drumsticks - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - link

    Available for purchase today... so... uh... how much do they cost? Reply
  • Homeles - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - link

    "Update:

    Both devices are now available on Google Play. The LG G Watch is selling for $229 USD with a listed shipping date of July 3 and the Samsung Gear Live is selling for $199 USD with a shipping date of July 8. In the UK the LG G Watch is £159 while the Samsung Gear Live is £169 making the roles of the cheaper and more expensive smartwatch different depending on where you live."
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  • uhuznaa - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - link

    These things should go into the commodity stage about one year from now at the latest. I will buy one then for $49. Until then I think I can live without my notifications on a watch. Reply
  • soccerballtux - Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - link

    i like taking my phone out of my pocket. it gives me something to do. it's like smoking. phonecalls are a rare treat, and the suspense of waiting to take the phone out to find out who it is is exciting. Reply
  • rwschnetler - Sunday, July 06, 2014 - link

    fascinating Reply
  • edzieba - Thursday, June 26, 2014 - link

    The big omission with both is Wireless Charging. For a small fiddly and ideally water/dust sealed device, having to fiddle with a little port flap or a proprietary cable is not great for a device that will (at this point in SoC, battery and display technology) need to be charged at least once every other day if not once a day, if for no reason other than mechanical durability in a device that small. Reply
  • CoryS - Thursday, June 26, 2014 - link

    They use contact charging on little docks. Reply
  • nitram_tpr - Thursday, June 26, 2014 - link

    WTH! How come the Sammy is $30 less than the LG in the US but £10 more in the UK? How does that work? Reply
  • knightspawn1138 - Thursday, June 26, 2014 - link

    Probably because Samsung needs a few more bucks to pay off the Apple lawsuit they lost in the EU. Or just because they can. Reply
  • jcraigen - Friday, June 27, 2014 - link

    Same price for both in Germany 199 euros Reply
  • isa - Thursday, June 26, 2014 - link

    I'm a bit disappointed in these first android watches. I was hoping for something with GPS that I could use as a replacement for my Garmin-crippled running watch. But it seems I'd still need to carry around my phone while I wear these first watches, right?

    Put in a SIM card slot and GPS and then these watches could be used in lieu of a smartphone for certain activities, and then that would interest me.
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  • Qwertilot - Thursday, June 26, 2014 - link

    I imagine that on board GPS would murder the battery life :(

    Navigation on foot is one of the use cases where these things seem to make a lot of sense. Can get position, compass etc etc at a glance.
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