While we have seen smartwatches before, these two have the honor of being the first out of the gate to use Google's operating system made especially for these kinds of devices. But are these products worth your time and money?
Here's a snip from the LG G Watch review:
Even in the era of Android-on-a-stick and Google Glass, it's still pretty impressive to see just how small a package full builds of Android can fit into. The G Watch is another example of that, at about 1.8 inches tall, 1.5 inches wide and 0.39 inches thick. It's a rather unassuming slab of a watch, definitely not destined to win any design awards, but maybe that's the point.
And here's a quick excerpt from the Samsung Gear Live review:
Samsung's newest wearable takes the design language from their previous offerings and brings much of what you liked from the original Galaxy Gear and Gear 2 family to the Gear Live. You've got the same style — the Gear Live is almost a dead ringer for the Gear 2 in every way except the button placement. We're not complaining. The build quality is fantastic, with a brushed stainless body and high-resolution (relatively speaking) 320x320 screen.