When comparing Apple Watch vs LG G Watch, the Slant community recommends Apple Watch for most people. In the question“What are the best smartwatches?” Apple Watch is ranked 6th while LG G Watch is ranked 17th.
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Pro Heart rate sensor
Pro Works well with iPhone
Health apps downloaded on iPhone can be integrated with Apple Watch
Pro First -rate app support
Pro Standalone phone calls
Series 3 can make and receive phone calls by itself, without the need to connect to a smartphone.
Pro Haptic feedback for notifications
Pro Digital Crown
The Digital Crown allows you to zoom in and out with various applications and can be used as a button.
Pro Sensitive touch
Allows for taps and presses to be registered as two different types of input.
Pro Clear, responsive IPS display
The G Watch has a clear, responsive 280x280 IPS LCD with slightly noticeable lack of deep blacks.
Pro About 2 days of battery life
The G Watch has a 400 mAh that lasts for roughly 2 days of typical use.
Apple Watch is said to cost $349 USD.
Con Works only with iPhones
You need to have an iPhone (5 or later) to pair this smartwatch. It will not work with any other device, and has limited capabilities on its own (and still require the iPhone for the initial setup).
Con No GPS
Con No Wi-Fi support
Con Corroding charging pins (can be solved with a software update)
Multiple people are reporting corroding charging pins. Additionally, LG has said that they won't be addressing the issue and there's even a unified attempt from the community to pressure LG in fixing the issue.
LG has released a software patch to address this issue. It should be resolved after applying the patch.
Con Display slightly lacks blacks
Mostly noticeable in direct sunlight, the LG G Watch black levels are somewhat lacking.