Would Gear Live and G Watch Make You Buy A Smartwatch?

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Wearable devices are the next big thing. And some experts say smartwatches will step up the game .  But so far, we have seen poor reception from consumers.  Globally, only 1.9 million units were sold in 2013. Could the recent release of Samsung’s Gear Live and LG’s G Watch change that fate?

samsung gear

Samsung’s fifth version of smartwatch called Samsung Gear. Blink and you will get to six!


Samsung’s Gear Live Specifications

 

  • 1.63” Super AMOLED
  • Metal Body
  • IP 67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
  • Compass, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Sensor
  • Powered by Android Wear Support
  • Typical 1 day, Low 2days
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE

 

LG

LG’s G Watch Specifications

OS Android Wear (Compatible with Android 4.3+)
STRAP 22mm (0.86inch) Changeable Watch Strap
SCREEN 1.65” IPS LCD
DIMENSIONS 37.9×46.5×9.95 mm
BATTERY 400 mAh
PROCESSING Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor
with 1.2GHz CPU
WIRELESS BT 4.0
MEMORY 512 MB / 4 GB
PORTS & CONNECTORS Micro USB on Charging Cradle
SENSORS 9 Axis (Accelerometer/Compass/Gyro)

 

Samsung’s Gear Live and LG’s G Watch are  powered by Google’s Android Wear. Clearly, these new devices  shows huge improvement from the existing versions. And yet a lot were still disappointed. Yes, they can perform tasks such as  accessing apps, taking photos or videos, checking email, sending text messages and the latest do online search through Google’s voice recognition service. But still they cannot make phone calls on their own. And the battery life is a letdown.

With Android Wear, certainly we see plenty of potential for Gear Live, G watch and other future wearables. We can expect the smartwatch to be  a remote control for other devices and possibly a security passkey. Perhaps, we need to wait a little while.

It seems to me that these features will not change the tide. Now, let me ask you. What features would be required for a smartwatch to hit big? What would attract you to buy and wear it?

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