Google has announced during its I/O conference the Android Wear, and now via Play Store you are able to purchase smart watches launched by LG and Samsung, and powered by Android Wear.
A man looks at the Samsung Gear Live, an Android Wear smartwatch, on the demo floor at Google I/O 2014 in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. As the Internet giant’s Android operating system stretches into cars, homes and smartwatches, this year’s annual confab will expand on its usual focus on smartphones and tablets. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Before launch and the start of sales, the companies have revealed specifications of their new devices.
Both smart watches can only be paired with devices who are running Android 4.3 or newer versions, which is a common thing for Android Wear.
Samsung Gear Live is the first Android Wear smart watch from Samsung, and it is similar to other watches from the Gear Line.
The design of the watch is similar and the watch features 1.63 inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 320 x 320 pixels. It is powered by 1.2 GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. It packs internal storage of 4 GB and it weighs 59 grams. Battery powering the watch is 300 mAh strong and the device will be dust and water resistant.
Samsung has also included heartbeat sensor, and the bracelet of the watch is replaceable. The device is available for purchase on Google Play store for $199.
LG G watch is something we were talking about for some time now. This is a smart watch which is bigger then Gear Live, and the screen features 1.64 inch LCD IPS display with resolution of 280 x 280 pixels and it weighs 63 grams.
Battery is slightly bigger then the one on the Gear Live and it has power of 400 mAh. The device is also water and dust resistant.
When it comes to processing power, the LG G Watch is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 and it features 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.
LG G Watch is available for purchase for $229.