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    EXCLUSIVE: LG G-Watch availability date and pricing information


    Android Wear is about to invade the UK and we have some more details on availability and pricing of the first to land, the LG G-Watch.

    In a nutshell? The G-Watch is going to be released on 7th July in the UK and the RRP will be BELOW that of the Gear 2 Neo, which currently retails for £169.99.

    We'll confirm the exact price as soon as we're able to share it, but the fact it's going to undercut the entry level Gear 2 and massively undercut the Pebble Steel is good news. While it'll still be more expensive than the Sony Smartwatch 2 I know which one I would prefer!

    So who's going to buy one? I'll be first in line...!

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    as a Smartwatch 2 owner, as much as i'd prefer a Moto 360, i'll never be able to afford one, this on the other hand, while not lookin as nice IMO, is much better for text applications like hangouts notifications, brilliant, i hope its £150 or lower

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    Having used both in the emulator, I think design aside, square is definitely the form factor to have...!

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    Meh. Still square. Waiting for Moto 360.

    I don't mind having a smaller square area with the real information and 4 mostly-unused arcs, but square watches are STILL too toy-like.

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    Interesting, I hope the Moto 360 is a similar price.  £150 is my limit for something like this.  The rumoured $249 price tag for the M360 seems about right but no doubt Moto will screw it up with insane price like they initially did with the Xoom.

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    If the 360 is under £200 i'll eat my hat.

    OK, maybe not, but i'd be surprised...

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    Well if the 360 is more than £200 then it better have heart rate and blood pressure sensors otherwise it will be out of date within 3 months.

     

    I hear Josh Topolsky is rocking a 360 review unit.  Come on Paul, show us your wrists. :) 

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    Wait for Apple's announcement, and all these iterations will then look like the designer's brains were "out to lunch".

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    and apple's version will be at least £350...

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    Would be a clever move if Apple's smart watch were compatible at some level with Android phones. Smarter still if it weren't as overpriced as it's bound to be

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    and apple's version will be at least £350...

    What's more rational; buying 3 watches @ £100-200 each and finding oneself disappointed by them and returning them, or buying one at (your assumed) £350, and having total satisfaction and stellar support? Time is more valuable than money - you can't get time back.

    Here's my spin - the idea of a "smart" watch has never even entered my sphere of consciousness as a necessity, so I'd only buy the Apple one to review it :)

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