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Google I/O 2014: First Android Wear watches available from Samsung, LG next month

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Jun 2014 20:58

Google I/O 2014: First Android Wear watches available from Samsung, LG next month Google has showed off the first two Android Wear smartwatches in full, revealing availability and pricing.
Android Wear, Google's recently unveiled wearables operating system, is set to hit a number of devices in the coming months, but the first two devices are the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch.

The Gear Live, which has the same design as the Tizen-packing Gear 2, was not previously revealed before today. The device has a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display, is dust and water resistant and has a heart rate sensor. The device will sync with any Android device with 4.3 or higher, a vast improvement over past Samsung devices.

Samsung's device will sell for $200, and is available now as a pre-order from the Google Play Device Store. It ships on July 7th and will be available online and Best Buy in store on the same day.

LG's new endeavor features a rectangular face, a 1.65-inch screen and 4GB internal storage. The device will have an "always-on" screen, will be dust and water proof and will be available in both black and white gold. The LG device costs $229 and is available for pre-order from Google now for shipping on July 3th.

Unfortunately, the Moto 360 is not slated for release until later this year.

Get them here: Google Play

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