Android Wear 2.0 review on LG’s new watches

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Android Wear 2.0 is Google’s biggest update to the platform since its launch. And the new LG Watch Style and Watch Sport are here to show it off. Is this enough to get us to care about Android Wear?


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48 thoughts on “Android Wear 2.0 review on LG’s new watches

  • February 14, 2017 at 4:59 am

    The Verge consistently has some of the most informative, well rounded reporting on the latest tech. Always excited to see you all do a video on something I'm interested in!

  • February 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    How in the world can you design a watch and you can't change the watchbands??

  • February 15, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    I'm so happy that I got the gear s3

  • February 21, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Why does Google keep working with LG? Great, now Google watches are gonna bootloop.

  • February 23, 2017 at 3:32 am

    How does it perform when you workout with it? No one talks about the fitness part of the watch

  • February 23, 2017 at 11:11 am

    I want a watch that I don't have to charge it every night

  • February 26, 2017 at 7:34 am

    I really want an LG Sport, but it appears that Google is showing once again that they're not a manufacturing company even with LG handling that side. The Sport has been sold out on the Google Store since day 1 and it's 16 days later… wtf.

  • February 26, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Another swipe at android by the verge. Fake news!!! lol

  • February 27, 2017 at 6:05 am

    I have a moto 360, its great for notifications as you can just leave your phone is your pocket. It looks nice but other then those two points there's nothing else that is amazing. They just don't have that wow factor… Yet. It does look very nice when it is charging on the dock though, especially the glow is gives off at night. If these watches were cheaper yeah I'd recommenced any tech enthusiast to pick one up but the prices are just too high to justify buying one. If you can pick up a moto 360 first gen for like 50 bucks then its worth for the avg techy.

  • March 1, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Hello, I usually wear watch on right hand. Can you rotate the display when you wear the watch on right hand being the crown on the left side (so the display won't upside down)?

  • March 16, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Total rip of apples crown? Dude its just a crown that can rotate. There are points in here where you are trying to give apple more credit than its due. Cant stand this bs it happens all the time.

  • March 17, 2017 at 4:07 am

    Anyone know if the AT&T variant will work with other carrier SIM cards? I've tried to install a Telus SIM card but can't seem to connect. Telus uses the same network bands as AT&T. Anyway to unlock?

  • March 19, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Have you tried Number Sync between Lg Watch Sport and Google Pixel on AT&T network?

  • April 6, 2017 at 12:57 am

    can you type a message on facebook messenger?

  • April 7, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Didn't realise i was watching a verge review until the apple slave in the video kept insisting on the apple watch being better in so many ways. It's always funny when an apple fanboy thinks apple came out with something first, including the smartwatch. Hey child, Android Wear existed way before your fisher price apple watch, just fyi 🙂

  • April 19, 2017 at 10:40 am

    i have a sony smartwatch 3 running 1.5 and does everything except for browsing the store.

  • May 25, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Or how about get a v1 Urbane? New ones can easily be found for $130, and is vastly superior to both of these "New" watches.

  • May 27, 2017 at 2:41 am

    4:36 "If I ever actually go out for a run" Haha some how I think your running activities are very very minimal buddy

  • June 12, 2017 at 2:03 am

    sir this is the most useless device I have ever seen as you can take the android phone or tablet to call someone and do other productive stuff at the same time on a screen of reasonable size as while your squinting at your watch someone can slap your arm making you hit yourself in the face then steal your phone .

  • June 17, 2017 at 4:27 am

    Hey is anyone reporting any software issues with this software version? I have the LG G Watch R and I still have version 1.5 on the watch, which means I haven't updated my watch yet but if you guys can give me some advice and feedback on how good the version 2.0 is, then that'd be great.

  • July 3, 2017 at 4:06 am

    Another "review" that ended up being somebody's opinion that nobody cares about!.

  • July 10, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Anyone know the name of the watchface at 2:08? Used to have it installed and used as my daily on Hauwei but after a Estes can't find it again? Thanks

  • July 24, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    iPhone…. iPhone….. iPhone…. what the hell is this????

  • July 27, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Great vid, One question, does AW 2.0 affect battery like / performance

  • July 28, 2017 at 6:24 am

    It looks very inconvenient, I do not know really if this market will go somewhere

  • August 8, 2017 at 2:49 am

    I like the idea of an LTE smartwatch replacing my phone. Is it possible to use them as WiFi hotspots or is that dependent on the carrier? I have no idea how Android Wear differs from full-fledged Android.

  • September 11, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Blah, blah, 2.0 sells pitch…
    I bet Google has been sending checks.
    Battery life is horrible as Playstore is running all the time.
    No more swipe gestures, making more annoying to open the drawer and voice commands.
    Really after this crappy update, I am switching to the Samsung Gear S3.
    Google is trying to copy Apple and Samsung but failing their fan base.

  • September 21, 2017 at 3:52 am

    RIP Pebble. When my Time Steel dies I'll go back to wear a Casio end of story.

  • October 1, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    How do I increase the intensity of the watch's vibration? I hardly feel mine.

  • October 11, 2017 at 3:16 am

    Let me know when this is 50 bucks

  • December 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    LG is the sleeper company for smartphones and smart watches. The V30 is awesome and so is the Watch Sport. A little refinement and they will break into the big leagues sales figures.

  • January 1, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    I just need something to cheat on Spanish test with ?

  • January 7, 2018 at 5:55 am

    Can't believe that all you tech bloggers believe Android Wear 2 is an improvement. It absolutely sucks that I can no longer do anything hands free with 2.0. totally ruined any usefulness. If I'm using my right hand to control my watch, I would just use my phone. Completely ruined any usefulness and ceded the smartwatch space to Apple which is actually useful. I loved Wear 1 because everything was hands free.

  • June 3, 2018 at 4:04 am

    I’m willing to get rid of my smartphone. I’d rather have the watch instead. It just makes more since (at least for me).

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