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Wearable Tech

Apple Watch specs vs. Moto 360, LG G Watch R, Samsung Gear S

Let's see how Apple's smartwatch fares against the competition.

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The Apple Watch will be Apple's first foray into the smartwatch field, fending off well-entrenched competitors who've had a few years of experience in the space.

And the competition is stiff. The LG G Watch R is one of the top contenders, sporting an attractive design you might actually want to wear on your wrist. Ditto for the Motorola Moto 360 , which is bundled with a clever inductive charging cradle. Both of those devices run on Android Wear, Google's smartwatch platform, which to date is still a bit awkward to use. The Samsung Gear S runs Tizen OS and also offers 3G connectivity, so you could potentially leave your phone at home.

Preorders for the Apple Watch start April 10 and it becomes available April 24. To find out how it stacks up against the rest of the smartwatch space, check out our chart below. Also check out our complete coverage of today's Apple news.

Apple Watch vs. the competition

Apple Watch Moto 360 Samsung Gear S LG G Watch R
Shape Square Round Square Round
OS iOS Android Wear Tizen Android Wear
Display Unknown 1.56-inch LCD 2-inch AMOLED 1.2-inch P-OLED
Resolution Retina Display 320x290 pixels, 205ppi 360x480 pixels, 300ppi 320x320 pixels
Dimensions 38x33.3x10.5mm / 42x35.9x10.5mm 46mm diameter by 11.5mm 39.8x58.3x12.5mm 46.4x53.6x9.7mm
Weight 1.41 oz / 1.7 oz / 1.9 oz (40g/48g/53g) 1.7 oz (48g) 2.36 oz (67g) 2.18 oz (62g)
Processor Apple S1 TI OMAP 3 1GHz dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Memory Unknown 512MB RAM 512MB RAM 512MB RAM
Battery Unknown 320mAh 300mAh 410mAh
Storage Unknown 4GB 4GB 4GB
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS/Glonass, Bluetooth 4.0 WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS/Glonass, Bluetooth 4.1, 3G Bluetooth 4.0
Water-resistant 30 minutes, 3 feet 30 minutes, 3 feet 30 minutes, 3 feet 30 minutes, 3 feet
US starting price $349 / $549 / $10,000 $250 $299 (on contract) $299
UK starting price £299 / £479 / £8,000 £190 £380 £225
Aus starting price AU$499 / AU$799 / AU$14,000 AU$250 AU$449 AU$359