For Samsung the new the new Gear S however, is arguably the company’s most fashionable device yet, featuring a large, curved 2-inch Super AMOLED display.
The watch, which runs the company’s Tizen operating system and not Google’s Android Wear, also features a heart rate sensor to work with Samsung’s S Health app.
Similar to Samsung’s earlier wearables, the Gear S uses Bluetooth to connect to your phone, but the device also features Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity to allow you to respond to messages or forward calls to your wrist for the times when your phone is not with you.
For LG, the G Watch R is the company’s second smartwatch following up on this summer’s launch of the original G Watch.
While the company, along with Samsung, was among the first to release an Android Wear device, the G Watch’s blocky design was rather uninspiring when compared to other Android Wear devices like the Moto 360.
The new display allows the G Watch R to look more like a traditional watch, with LG claiming the display will be viewable in sunlight, a problem that has plagued earlier smartwatches including the original G Watch.
The G Watch R also adds a heart-rate monitor and power button, two things the G Watch lacked, but otherwise offers many of the same features of the original including being waterproof in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes.
Source: USA Today