LG G Watch review, boiled down: what’s hot (and not) in 60 seconds (Video)


There are folks out there who don’t have the time for a ten-minute video or a 3,000-word review, and they certainly don’t have an hour to absorb a meandering podcast (no matter how many awards it’s won). These people might be sneaking a quick YouTube fix on a bathroom break, trying to make a point to a rival smartphone owner at a bar, or even standing in line at a wireless retail store, waiting to make a purchase. They need the facts delivered quickly, with a minimum of window dressing and a firm conclusion in as little time as possible.

For them, we’ve created the 60-Second Review, a minute-long video format made in the spirit of the Pocketnow TLDR. To borrow a well-worn slogan, it’s a review to get you “in, out, and back to life.” And at the end of every episode, we offer a link to the full-length video if you find yourself wanting more.

The LG G Watch is the more minimalistic of the two Android Wear products on the market right now: it’s simply a black slab – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. As we say in our full-length video review, it’s the “Nexus” of the platform.

But does this vanilla appearance and software translate into a good wristwatch? Should you spend your hard-earned money on this piece of kit, or is the more stylish (and cheaper) Gear Live the better option? Or should you simply skip both and wait on the hotly-anticipated Moto 360?

These are tough questions to answer, so we’ve gone ahead and laid it all out for you in our G Watch vs Gear Live comparison, Gear Live video review, and Android Wear vs Pebble showdown.

We’ll be adding another layer of coverage later in the week with a full Android Wear review, but we know many of you need the pros and cons now. If you’re one of those pressed-for-time people, check out our abridged LG G Watch review down below, and if you need more detail, hit up the full video review just beneath it.

LG G Watch review video: what’s hot (and not) in 60 seconds

LG G Watch review video: Android Wear’s undercooked Nexus

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