New Samsung and LG smartwatches make evolutionary advances

New Samsung and LG smartwatches make evolutionary advances

The Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch are two new Android-based smartwatches which boast some notable evolutionary advances. Both the smartwatches are impressive devices, which are bound to attract consumers who like to be pioneers when it comes to owning new devices.

The $199-priced Gear Live will start shipping next week; while the $229-priced G Watch starts shipping Thursday, July 3.

Running Google's `Android Wear' operating system for wearable devices, the Gear Live and G Watch smartwatches boast almost similar functionality. Users of both the smartwatches can control their devices mostly by voice commands, instead of touch. Moreover, as compared to the earlier smartwatches, the Gear Live and G Watch do not feature a horde of icons or buttons on the screen.

Capable of serving as pedometers, both Gear Live and G Watch give the users the ability to check out their emails, text messages and Facebook notifications, when their smartphone has been put on charging or is in their pocket/bag.

However, since the two smartwatches use the Android Wear system, they lack some of the functionality of the smartwatches released last year.

Android Wear limits the Gear Live and G Watch users' ability to reply. There is not much the users of these two smartwatches can do yet, unless they have a companion smartphone nearby; that too one which run Android OS 4.3 or later versions.

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