Android Wear unboxing & setup: Gear Live and G Watch (Video)


Neither is the smashing circular sensation of the Moto 360, but neither is by any means ugly – and aesthetic considerations aside, sometimes there’s something to be said for promptness. The LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are the two devices gracing our review desk on today’s Android Wear unboxing, the smartphone accessories Google has chosen to redefine the role of a smartwatch.

We’re not strangers to wearables around these parts, of course. Some of us backed the Pebble long before that device and its descendents came to our professional attention, while others put their money on other, flashier products from bigger companies. Despite its uncertain future and lukewarm reception in more pragmatic circles, we believe the smartwatch category is here to stay, for a while at least – and Android Wear is one of the most significant developments to yet grace this form factor. We’re more than a little excited to break the seals and pop the tops on these suckers.

Join us, then, as we take a quick look at how LG and Samsung present their latest wearable offerings, and then leave a comment down below telling us what you’d most like to see in the comparisons and reviews you know are just around the corner!

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Michael Fisher
Michael Fisher has followed the world of mobile technology for over ten years as hobbyist, retailer, and reviewer. A lengthy stint as a Sprint Nextel employee and a long-time devotion to webOS have cemented his love for the underdog platforms of the world. In addition to serving as Pocketnow's Reviews Editor, Michael is a stage, screen, and voice actor, as well as co-founder of a profitable YouTube-based business. He lives in Boston, MA. Read more about Michael Fisher!