Samsung Gear Live vs. LG G Watch vs. Moto 360 specs: Comparing the watches of Android Wear

Thinking of adorning your wrist with an Android Wear watch? Read this first for a specs-to-specs comparison.

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Motorola's round-faced Moto 360 will be the last of the three to go on sale. James Martin/CNET

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.

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.

Samsung Gear Live vs. LG G Watch vs. Moto 360

Samsung Gear Live LG G Watch Moto 360
Screen shape Square Square Round
Screen size 1.63 Super AMOLED 1.65-inch LCD IPS TBA
Resolution 320x320 pixels 280x280 pixels TBA
Water-, dust-resistant Yes Yes Yes
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
Storage 4GB 4GB TBA
RAM 512MB 512MB TBA
Battery 300mAh 400mAh TBA
Bluetooth 4 4 TBA
Heart-rate monitor Yes No TBA
Camera No No No
Default colors Black, wine red White gold, black titan Black
Pricing (US) $200.00 $230.00 TBA
Pricing (UK) £169 £159 TBA
Pricing (Australia) AU$250 AU$249 TBA
Sale date 7/7/2014 7/7/2014 Summer 2014
Pre-order now? Yes, Google Play Store Yes, Google Play Store No

 

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