Google announced a trio of devices set to run its Android Wear wearable software at Wednesday’s Google I/O keynote address, promising many more will be on the way.
For now, consumers can look forward to three smartwatches: the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live and Moto 360. Each of the devices will run Android Wear and sync with Android smartphones and tablets.
LG G Watch
The LG G Watch features a square, button-less design with an always-on 1.65-inch IPS display. The device runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz processor. It has 4GB eMMC memory, 512 MB RAM and a 400mAh battery.
Users can purchase the watch in black or white and gold, and can personalize the accessory with any standard 22mm strap. It’s also IP67-certified to be dust and water-resistant. The device is available to order now on Google Play in 12 countries, including the United States, and will later be expanded to 27 additional markets.
Priced at $229, pre-orders will ship on July 7.
Samsung Gear Live
The Samsung Gear Live has a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display with a 320×320 resolution. The watch is also square, weighing in at 59 and measuring 37.9×56.4×8.9mm thick. The device is IP67 dust and water-resistant and features a heart rate monitor.
Running on a 1.2 GHz processor, the Samsung Gear Live has 4GB of internal memory and 512MB RAM. It’s available in black and red with interchangeable straps. The Samsung Gear Live is available now for pre-order in the Google Play store for $199. Pre-orders will ship July 7.
The Moto 360 is the only Android Wear watch announced yesterday with a circular face, making it look more a bit more like a standard wristwatch next to its competitors. Its straps will come in at least black and grey leather varieties. Exactly what’s inside the smartwatch or when it’s coming is still up in the air, as Google only announced it will be available sometime later this summer. We do know that the watch will also be IP67 dust and water-resistant, though.