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    Default Gear Live Ordered!

    Got my Play Order Receipt at 7:09PM Eastern time yesterday.

    Reasons I went with Samsung:

    -Extra pixels. 320x320 vs 280x280 on the LG with the same size screen
    -HR monitor
    -SAMOLED - likely better viewing angles and lower power
    -Not Samsung's first smartwatch (no first gen manufacturing issues hopefully)
    -Samsung dominates the smartwatch market currently
    -Samsung smartwatches currently have good unlocking and rom support, likely will have great dev support as well
    -Cheap. Good for my wallet and good for developer adoption

    Things I liked on the G

    -Battery
    -Aesthetics


    Things I don't like on the Samsung

    -Aesthetics
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    +1 everything you said.....

    I will more than likely go with the Samsung since I think it does look better than the LG and for the features to price point aspect, it is better aligned.

    The only thing I am concerned about, and is kind of petty, the the watchband. The pin and snap hold closure that the watchband has makes me wonder if it will wear out quickly over time and if it would be easy to snag the band on something and it come loose and fall off your wrist. I am sure the band can be replaced with a different one, but it was just something that I noticed in the pictures.
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    Ordered mine as well. Went with Samsung because it was cheaper and had a HR monitor.

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    Just pre-ordered the Gear Live. Although it's just to be used as a placeholder until the Moto 360 comes out. Have always hated Samsung Galaxy products with a passion, but this one running Android Wear without(hopefully) any skins on it gets my money over the G watch.
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    Default Re: Gear Live Ordered!

    Any idea how Google ships? USPS, UPS, or FEDEX?
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    Ups I believe. My Nexus 5 came via them as well as my Nexus 7 sleeve.
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    Glad I haven't ordered it yet...I'm stationed in Germany and can't accept UPS.
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    Just ordered mine. Woo Hoo!
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    Can you guys take pics and post your thoughts when you receive them? I'm on the fence about ordering a gear live while I wait for the 360.
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    Default Re: Gear Live Ordered!

    What's the return policy on these things? If I get it and is not for me, do I have to pay return shipping?
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    Default Re: Gear Live Ordered!

    I'm not positive what Googles return policy is, but I assume I'll have to pay for return shipping.

    Oh and yeah, I ordered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschu22 View Post
    I'm not positive what Googles return policy is, but I assume I'll have to pay for return shipping.

    Oh and yeah, I ordered.

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    It's on Google Play for all to read, but in a nutshell...they will take it back, but you will not be reimbursed for shipping.
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    Default Re: Gear Live Ordered!

    I couldn't wait and pulled the trigger and got the Live. If I like it, I'll probably get a replacement watch band. I'm going to sell my Pebble Steel and my Gear 2 Neo on eBay. The Pebble is too boring now and Tizen is essentially dead with the roll out of Android Wear. I'm looking forward to the Moto 360. Can't wait to see what's on the market a year from now. I predict lots of big names will be rushing to the market as this new category takes off. Oh, and I spent the extra dough and got next day shipping.
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    Default Re: Gear Live Ordered!

    I received a shipping email a little over an hour ago.

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    Also received my tracking number a couple hours ago. Mine should be at my door on Monday.

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    Received mine yesterday. Sweet!
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    I'm surprised how much I'm looking forward to this thing. Hope it's not a let down...

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    I ordered the Gear Live today. I'm gonna give it a test run for a week and if I like it better than my Neo, I'm gonna sell the Neo.
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    Default Re: Gear Live Ordered!

    yup, just ordered mine. it seems that they actually mirror one another in functionality, which will probably be the case with most Android Wear watches. I guess the Samsung does have the AMOLED display and the heart rate monitor. But the reason i went with the Gear Live was simply because it was more aesthetically pleasing to me..
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    Default Re: Gear Live Ordered!

    I have been spending numerous amount of hours online trying to Google whether the new Samsung Gear Live can make and receive calls when its connected to the phone.

    I had the Samsung Gear 2 Neo and I could use that to talk to and hear the person I was talking to.
    I sent that back because I was excited for Android Wear and orders the Samsung Gear Live and am now waiting to receive it.
    I'll be really disappointed if I can't use it as a phone.

    Oh and I read every thread on it and no one has answered it yet.

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    Ordered my Gear Live yesterday night at around 6PM CST... Google told me it wouldn't leave warehouse until tomorrow. I payed for next day shipping... it's already on the truck for delivery. WOO! Day is made.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlKuqo View Post
    I have been spending numerous amount of hours online trying to Google whether the new Samsung Gear Live can make and receive calls when its connected to the phone.
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    Sadly no you can't use it like a phone... It doesn't have a built in speaker.
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    The only thing it does is show you the caller. If you pick up on the watch, you have to put the phone to your ear (or use speakerphone or earpiece) to talk.

    You can send sms and email from the watch though. The voice dictation is excellent.

    One thing I like is when you send or receive a hangout (sms or chat) on the watch, the entire conversation history for that contact is transferred to the watch and can be reviewed.

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    One thing I don't like is when you set an alarm on the watch it only pertains to the watch. This means that the watch vibrates only to notify you. The phone is not involved and there is no audible notification.

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    Okay...finally got my Gear in today. Definitely not as big as I thought it would be, which is good.

    Question: When the sound is on on my phone, the other thing that vibrates coming through my watch is Plume (twitter). When I put my phone on vibrate, everything that comes through vibrates on the watch...is this right??

    Didn't see any setting at all to have all incoming traffic vibrate on the watch.
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