New Android Smartwatches Are Here But Does Anyone Care?
LG's G Watch and Samsung's Gear Live launched on Monday, but one thing sets the smartwatches apart from other watches - they're powered by Google.By Daniel Shapiro | July 7, 2014
Smartwatches haven't had a whole lot of luck catching on in the mainstream market. Now, two new smartwatches launched and they have something that previous watches didn't — Google.
Question is, will LG's G Watch and Samsung's Gear Live, both of which launched Monday, earn more success than previous smartwatches?
Both devices are powered by Google's Android Wear — the wearable version of its mobile operating system. This is the key difference between these watches and the ones we've seen previously.