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    Info New Google G watch due out July 3rd

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    I have the Pebble watch which I quite like but I am disappointed that Google have not improved on the battery life that existing smartwatches give..

    still having to charge your watch daily? Not for me..

    A shame because it would have matched my Nexus 5 admirably

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    Default Re: New Google G watch due out July 3rd

    There are actually two and neither are Google branded.

    The LG G watch and the Samsung Gear Live both running the new Android Wear platform.

    You can order them right now to be shipped on the 4th and 7th July respectively.

    The samsung looks a bit nicer and has a higher res screen but has a smaller capacity battery (300mah vs 400mah) and is a bit more expensive (£169 vs the lg at £159)

    To be honest I don't think I'd have a problem charging daily. Looking forward to seeing some reviews and not just daft "I played with it for 40 seconds at a trade show, here's my review" blog posts.
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    Default Re: New Google G watch due out July 3rd

    I'd like one as well but I'm not keen on the constant bluetooth signal pulsing through my arm!

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    Default Re: New Google G watch due out July 3rd

    Quote Originally Posted by hilljd00 View Post
    I'd like one as well but I'm not keen on the constant bluetooth signal pulsing through my arm!
    Should be fine as long as you wrap your arm in tin foil first!... oh and always wear the tinfoil hat regardless.. protection from Alien mind-waves..

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    Default Re: New Google G watch due out July 3rd

    Prefer the look of the moto 360 but am sure it will have a much higher price..

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    Default Re: New Google G watch due out July 3rd

    There is a lot more tech in the Moto 360 including wireless charging and a specially built low power display. I bet it'll be £300 plus.

    Someone will break the £100 barrier soon, like the major manufacturers have with 7" tablets at which point it begins to become disposable tech. The first decent looking watch to do that will sell boat loads.
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    Default Re: New Google G watch due out July 3rd

    I've got a Sony Smartwatch 2 and only charge it once a week, I do switch it off when not in use but it's useful for what I need for and don't look to bad although saying that the moto 360 looks nice.

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    Default Re: New Google G watch due out July 3rd

    I love the look of this watch!! I wonder what the price is

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    Default Re: New Google G watch due out July 3rd

    I have a Samsung Gear 2 which I have owned for a few months now and I must say its an excellent smartwatch. I had a pebble before but the Gear 2 is a lot better. Charging for me is every 3 days. The touchscreen is excellent. It does have a decent camera that does video too. Its handy for me that you can answer calls and use it as a handsfree. I have chosen to sync 3 different email accounts to it so reading email and texts/whatsapp messages saves me having to get my Note 3 out all the time. I paid £250 for mine as its the camera version but you can get the non camera version for about £100 cheaper

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    I must admit the 360 is the best looking smartwatch i've seen.. but yes... I figure too costly

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    Default Re: New Google G watch due out July 3rd

    I'm bursting to buy one of these and the moto 360 looks the favourite up to now.
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    Default Re: New Google G watch due out July 3rd

    Unfortunately I backed [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] contacting credit card for refund, total piss take with what's available now. Wish I'd gone to their shop when I was there back in nov but they were still promising then. If I get another business trip out there I'm going in for a little chat.

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    Default Re: New Google G watch due out July 3rd

    That's the problem with many of these projects. Great ideas but outdated by the time they hit production.
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    Default Re: New Google G watch due out July 3rd

    It's two companies that have teamed up, watchmakers and electronics co. Everyone for ages on the comments page kept saying the original add couldn't be true as announcements seemed to come out announcing theyd just done xyz which had been "demo'd" in the ad. The watchmaking company have now admitted the electronics co are full of shit so should be able to get a refund.

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    Default Re: New Google G watch due out July 3rd

    I am going to pick up a moto 360. Not worried about the pricing.

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    Default Re: New Google G watch due out July 3rd

    Looks like the Moto is $250.
    G Watch 2 out in September too.

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    Default Re: New Google G watch due out July 3rd

    Has anyone actually bought a G watch or Gear live ? I haven't noticed anyone mentioning them

    I went into the Samsung shop in Cribbs Causeway and they didn't have one on display even. Just the original Gear series.
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    Default Re: New Google G watch due out July 3rd

    Nope. I have a Sony Smartwatch2 though.
    In terms of notifications (where they're all doing pretty the same job), the thing is invaluable. No more missed calls and I can read a text/Whatsapp etc at a glance without taking my phone out.

    One other thing I didn't bargain on is it vibrates when out of Bluetooth range so if you leave your house without your phone, as long as you remembered your watch you're OK!

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    Default Re: New Google G watch due out July 3rd

    I fancy the Moto 360 - anywhere doing pre-orders or best price etc?

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    Default Re: New Google G watch due out July 3rd

    Getting the note 4 in a few weeks so was looking at a gear but at £250 a pop bit expensive and 170 for the gear without a crap camera for up skirt shots is a bit better but still steep

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