LG G Watch update

Late last night we saw a software update rolling out for the Samsung Gear Live, presumably to address some glitches and bugs within the early release. Now we're hearing that the same update is rolling out for the G Watch as well with build number KMV78V, keeping things on Android 4.4 of course.

No word of exactly what's new or changed, but as long as the updates keep coming, we won't pry too much. The update should show up for you when it's available, but you can check manually as well.

To check your G Watch for an update:

  • Tap the screen to open the menu
  • Scroll to Settings and open them
  • Scroll to About, then System updates

If you spot anything new, drop a comment and let us know!

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LG G Watch gets a pre-release update

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Well it is good to know, at the very least, that it was not a goof on Samsung or LGs part and that it was addressed before widespread release

Since you're a big fan of Samsung, you might like this. I pre-ordered the LG G Watch because I thought it was the better of the two. I haven't been hearing many positive reviews of it, and now I want the Samsung. I tried to cancel my order, but it's already shipped! Damn.

I have the G watch and I have aboslutly 0 complaints about it. Everything works perfect and you can actually see the screen in sunlight, even when the brightness inserting is only at 2. Don't rregretyour choice. Honestly they're both solid devices....and pretty much the same lol.

Also, and quick word on the update. Got it this morning and to me it seems the voice recognition and faster and a little more accurate, just from the few I shot off this morning. That's the only thing that I can actually notice, and I might just be seeing things with that also haha.

Please don't take this the wrong way: do you feel like a complete nerd wearing the G Watch? I'm concerned that it's just too bulky to blend in. What are your thoughts?

Isn't the Samsung even bulkier tho? It's taller and has more sculpted strap legs (or whatever it's called where the strap clips in)...

I don't think bulky watches are nerdy per se, isn't that the trend lately? OTOH if you associate big and square with nerdy, that's another story. I like the LG better but I don't care about the heart sensor, waiting for the Moto regardless.

Also, I think slapping different straps on these goes a long way towards changing the look. Is that a metal strap on the article's photo?

I think it is a metal band in the picture. It looks like one of those hinged link bands. If I got this watch, I would put a black, metal expansion band on it. I can't wait to try on one of these in the store soon.

Well the good news is you can send it back right away. Too bad you have to go through the hassle though.

With my birthday around the corner I really thought hard about getting a watch last week. I just couldn't pull the trigger on any of them. If the 360 would have been there for comparison I would have gotten one of the three.

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That's true, Google is pretty good about the returns. Maybe I'll try it out for a couple of days and see how I like it. I wouldn't mind the Samsung one at all. Samsung clearly put more thought into the design than LG. Even though the battery is 100mAh smaller, Samsung is using a sAMOLED display. It doesn't need the same battery size as the LG.

Yeah I was trying to say the same thing but MOAR specs won that discussion. I think that on Samsungs part it was more experience more than more planning. The life cycle on these things is at least 6 months from start to release. I am glad they ditched the camera for now. I don't think we need another Avenue for selfies.

I would do exactly what you said. Use it for a few days and see all that it does. If you think you can get a bit more out of Samsung, run with it and return the LG.

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I wouldn't mind getting another Samsung product. I haven't bought anything Samsung since I bought my 51" Plasma TV in 2012. I was on an LG streak for a while.

That is my next big purchase, have you had the chance to compare LG vs Samsung with TV?

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Vizio is a good value brand, but I've never dropped money on anything other than a Samsung TV. It has nothing to do with brand loyalty, they just *look* the best, and that matters when you're buying a TV.

I always look at them and purchase them in-store. Now that Best Buy price matches online retailers, it's much easier to find the best option in-store. I still buy my surge protectors and HDMI cables online though. $60 for a $3 cable is BS.

They both make very good TVs, and it's really hard at times to decide what to go with. However, I do a lot of research and "eyes-on" the actual products, and I've gone with Samsung in 2009 when I bought my 40" LCD and 2012 when I bought my 51" Plasma 1080p Smart 3D TV for like $600. Incidentally, I was about to purchase a 46" Samsung LED TV, but when my wife and I walked past the plasma TV at Best Buy, she said, "Oh my God, this is so pretty! Can we get this one???" I had to agree, there was not another TV in the store that even came close to the picture quality, price, and feature combination. Best Buy had it off in a corner because Plasma TVs don't look good in bright environments.

If you plan on getting a TV for a room where you can control the light levels, a Samsung plasma is about the best bang for your buck. The plasma technology is less expensive than comparable LED sets. Sadly, this is the last year that Sammy will make plasmas :(

We just started looking at them and I thank you for your input.

I am drawn to both Samsung and LG because of how great the phones are and it is hard to switch gears. I, like you, research tech a ton before I buy so this is going to be a process for me. Just like my phones, I am gonna have to make a list of 'must haves' and go from there.

I do appreciate the input. It is always good to hear from someone who has used a particular brand/model

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Yeah I was trying to say the same thing but MOAR specs won that discussion. I think that on Samsungs part it was more experience more than more planning. The life cycle on these things is at least 6 months from start to release. I am glad they ditched the camera for now. I don't think we need another Avenue for selfies.

I would do exactly what you said. Use it for a few days and see all that it does. If you think you can get a bit more out of Samsung, run with it and return the LG.

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I did exactly the same this evening, albeit the other way around! After seeing how much better the LG works with replacement straps (cheers, Mr Nickinson), I cancelled my pre-order for the Gear.

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