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LG G Watch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the sound and build quality. The responsiveness and reliability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the features and value for money. Comments about the portability and screen are mixed.

usability, reliability, responsiveness, build quality, sound

design, battery, value for money, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG G Watch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 28 reviews)

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LG G Watch Review

 

LG has been teasing us with its Watch for a while, but it was finally announced and demonstrated during Google IO. We have been using one ever since we posted our first impressions and the goal for this review if to give you a good sense for how it...

Wearable Tech.

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LG G Watch review

 

LG's G Watch is one of the first Android Wear smarwatches on the market. How does it compare with its competitors?

Always on display ; Works with many Android phones ; Android Wear

Boxy, ugly design ; Short battery life ; Not terribly useful

The smartwatch may very well be the next great frontier for mobile devices and Android Wear could quite possibly power them. However, after using the G Watch for an extended amount of time, it seems to us that neither the smartwatch, nor the OS have...

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Jon Phillips

 

Easy to attach wristband ; Convenient charging cradle ; It runs Android Wear

More expensive than slightly better competition ; Impossible to read in sunlight ; Extremely boring industrial design ; Poor battery life

Android Wear is a solid step forward in smartwatch interface design, but LG's implementation is uninspired and costs $30 more than Samsung's very similar hardware.

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Worn Out

 

Rather than free you from your smartphone dependence, LG's new G Watch ends up being even more of a distraction.

Having Google Now on your wrist is truly useful and convenient. Charging cradle is easy to use. Tracks steps

The hardware is bulky and uncomfortable. Features are limited—for now. Notifications are often delivered with a significant (5-minute-plus) delay. Battery lasts barely a day. The constant vibrating of new notifications is really just the worst thing ever

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LG G Watch

 

The LG G Watch is one of the first ways to get Android Wear, but it costs more and does less than the Samsung Gear Live.

Smart Google Now functionality. Larger text than Gear Live. Works with standard watchbands

More expensive and fewer features than the Gear Live. Short battery life. No physical buttons. Android Wear lacks a Back button. Few apps available. Bulky

Little remembered fact: LG was way ahead of the smartwatch craze when it launched the Prada Link Bluetooth watch back in 2008. And when Google first announced Android Wear back in March, the LG G Watch seemed genuinely exciting—not quite as stylish as...

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LG G Watch

 

Notifications on your wrist. Pop-up information from your phone. The potential to interact with a lot of phone apps from your watch. This is what owning a Google watch feels like. Android Wear is the name of the software, and the first watches running...

The G Watch shows off Android Wear's impressive voice recognition, Android phone connectedness, and potential for future app support. It has solid build quality, is water- and dust-resistant, and the included magnetic charger is easy to use.

A generic-looking design; terrible battery life; a display that doesn't work in bright sunlight; a strange card-based notification system that doesn't always pop info you want; costs more, lacks the heart-rate monitor, and has a slightly weaker display...

The LG G Watch attempts to bring you the future on your wrist, but with its generic design, unimpressive battery life, and unpolished early software, you're better off waiting to see what else is around the bend.

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LG G Watch Review

 

Diving into a new endeavor with the LG G Watch, LG is looking to get a jump start with Google's new smartwatch platform. Without a doubt, it already has stiff competition against the other smartwatch on the scene – the Samsung Gear Live, which goes on...

Always on Google Now access ; Material design gives the platform a flowy look & feel ; Screen is usable outdoors

Boring design makes it unappealing looking ; Screen has a bland look to it ; It’s more expensive than Samsung’s offering ; Battery delivers a day of usage at the most

LG has a tough road ahead of itself, a sad prediction knowing that the company is trying its darndest to be relevant in this budding segment. Honestly, it’s not too much of a shocking revelation, seeing that its official unveiling a couple weeks ago...

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LG G Watch Review

 

We take a an in-depth look at the first of many Android Wear smartwatches to come. Here's our review of the LG G Watch!

Design is simplistic, minimal ; Easy to customize with different watch bands ; Fast charging time ; Android Wear handles plenty very well already including notification cards and voice commands ; Wear should grow quite well

Design might be too minimal for some ; No buttons, only touch inputs ; Difficult to get battery to last more than 2 days ; Some functions still missing, or not perfected, on Android Wear ; Smartwatches still on the fringe, not yet widespread

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LG G Watch review

 

The LG G Watch is one of the first Android Wear devices, and the most affordable at the time of writing, making it the first step in a the brave new world of Google's Android platform.

Most affordable entry point to Android Wear, slick and fast, comfortable to wear, open to personal strap choices

Outdoor visibility is poor, battery life isn't long enough, design perhaps a little too generic, voice-centric operation

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LG G Watch review

 

The G Watch is a cool gadget, but it fails to really impress

Bright, clear display ; Lightweight ; Dust and waterproof

No auto-brightness ; Limited app offering ; Boring design

The LG G Watch is a decent first attempt at an Android Wear device, but look at its competitors in the form of the Samsung Gear Live and Moto 360 and it does feel like the ugly duckling of the group.

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