As expected, Google took the stage and showed off their new toys. Android Wear is something that has been talked about for months now and in reality, we weren't exactly surprised to see the introduction of Google's dive into wearable tech. For months now, we've had reports of top Android partners developing a smartwatch, all of which would be running Android Wear.

The first two companies to release their Android Wear watches are LG and Samsung. Both devices are similar in specs and design. If you're expecting a round watch face, you'll have to wait until later this summer for the Moto 360, as these two have square screens. As far as specs go, here's the rundown on each Android Wearable:


LG G Watch:

  • Android Wear (Compatible with Android 4.3+)
  • 22mm (0.86inch) Changeable Watch Strap
  • Display: 1.65" IPS LCD
  • Dimensions: 37.9x46.5x9.95 mm
  • 400 mAh battery
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor
  • BT 4.0
  • 512MB RAM/4GB storage
  • Ports & connectors: Micro USB on Charging Cradle
  • Sensors: 9 Axis (Accelerometer/Compass/Gyro)
  • Colors: Black Titan and White Gold

Samsung Gear Live:

  • 1.63" Super AMOLED (320 x 320)
  • Android Wear (Compatible with Android 4.3+)
  • 1.2 GHz Processor
  • Google Now, Google Voice, Google Maps & Navigation, Gmail, Hangouts
  • Notifications (SMS, E-mail, etc.)
  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • IP67 Dust and Water Resistant
  • Changeable Strap, Color Options: Black and Wine Red
  • Bluetooth® v4.0 LE
  • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Storage: 4GB Internal Memory
  • Dimensions 37.9 x 56.4x 8.9 mm, 59g
  • Standard Battery, Li-ion 300mAh

Looking at that list, we see that the screen technology and size differ, as well as the battery size. LG's battery has an extra 100mAh than Samsung's. Samsung's does have a heart rate monitor and the design resembles Samsung's Gear Neo smartwatch that was released a few months back. They also both come in different colors.

On the functionality side, Google is focused on getting you useful information from these devices at a glance. According to Google, users check their phones more than 150 times a day. These devices will work with swipes of the screen and to voice commands. Think of Google Now from your Android device.

Here's some more information from Google's Blog:

Most people check their phones more than 150 times a day. Often, it's to read a text, look at a notification, or get some other simple piece of information. That's a lot of time spent unlocking, swiping and entering passwords, when your hands could easily be free handling more important things.

Enter Android Wear, which extends Android, and its ecosystem of apps, to that most familiar spot for a "wearable," your wrist. You get the information you need, quickly at a glance-just like you're used to doing with your watch. Just say "Ok Google" to ask questions or to get stuff done. Get alerted when it's time to leave for dinner. Call a cab to take you there. See the traffic on the way. Text a friend once you're seated. It's all right there, on your wrist, easy to see, right when you want it. Today we announced that two Android wearables, the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live, are available to order today on Google Play, and the Moto 360 from Motorola will be available in the coming months. Your thumbs will thank you.
Both the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live are available now from Google's Play Store. LG's G Watch will set you back $229, while Samsung's Gear Live is set at $199. You can order one here.

Let us know if you plan to order one of these today, or if you're waiting for another manufacturer's take on Android Wear.

Source: Google's Official Blog

Source: Android's Wear Page

Source: LG's G Watch Page

Source: Samsung's Blog