This is why there are currently no Android Wear devices on the Google Store

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  • Rev0lver

    I’m sure the two dozen people looking for Android Wear watches will be relieved.

    • It’s Me

      You’re not going to make any friends with the fluffers.

    • Rev0lver

      I mean it’s true. There’s a very limited market for the current crop of smartwatches and Apple dominates the market.

    • It’s Me

      Now you’re just picking a fight with the shortbus crowd.

    • Rev0lver

      I don’t think anyone can deny that the market for smartwatches, Apple watch included, is very small and dominated by Apple

    • It’s Me

      I think you underestimate their capacity for delusion.

    • ChrisPollard77

      It’s only dominated by Apple if you’re an iPhone user. That iWatch doesn’t work so good with Android phones.

      That quip aside, you ARE right. smart watches are a limited, niche market. I have one. Bought it almost two generations old, at clearance price. It was 10 bucks more than a fitbit with HR. I was actually looking for a fitbit at the time! And that’s the price point the watches really need to come in at to have a chance. There is nothing they do that justifies 500 bucks. Sorry, I’ve been attached to mine for a couple of years now, and while I like it, I wouldn’t pay more than $150 for a replacement … if I even bothered.

      There are some cases where I really like it, and it IS useful .. but the use case is limited, and the function when not tethered to the phone you’re already carrying IS extremely limited. Sure, there are LTE-enabled ones that can get around that to an extent … but not that are worth the pricetag – and an extra cell bill every month for data.

      I like them, I wear one every day, I feel weird when I’m not wearing it. But they do not have mass appeal. They just don’t do enough that’s useful when you’re not already carrying your phone to justify the price tags.

    • Rev0lver

      Fair enough. I see the point of a Fitbit, and if you got one on clearance for the same cost that makes sense.

      What doesn’t make sense is spending $300+ dollars for any smartwatch.

    • Robert Kilin

      I agree the watch is an accessory and should be priced as one not as a main product for lack of a better term

    • It’s Me

      Given the price of phones these days, an accessory can be fairly high priced and still be a fraction of the phone itself.

    • Robert Kilin

      Ya I hear what your saying but still doesn’t excuse the prices of phones or their “accessories”

    • Robert Kilin

      Specially when they expect consumers to upgrade every year or 18 months

  • Bok Choy

    I wonder if Hoi Lam enjoys chicken rice.

  • Raj Singh

    Just bought my third Android Wear watch. Extremely happy with my purchase.

  • Daniel Szilagyi

    I think one thing they need to do is educate the general public about what these things can do, most people barely even know what the Apple watch does but they see a lot of them and know “Apple”

    I’m on my second AW watch and every time i explain to people what i use it for and what it can do, they seem really interested.

    • Roger

      Even people who bought Apple watch don’t know what it can do other than to tell time. Go figure.

  • purdy44

    Why is the LG Watch Sport so hard to find? Isn’t it pretty much Google’s Apple Watch? It has everything you could possibly want in a smartwatch, and is still being supported by Google (if you’re an Android Wear beta tester, you’re still getting updates on the LG Watch Sport). I don’t understand why it’s disappeared from store shelves and from reviewers/bloggers minds? Gizmodo recently did a showdown between the Fitbit Ionic and Apple Watch Series 3 and didn’t include any AW2.0 watches, which blew my mind because the Watch Sport is the true Apple Watch fighter

    • Smanny

      It hasn’t disappeared from store shelves. You can buy a LG watch style. Just go into best buy.

    • It’s Me

      It’s almost like you couldn’t even read that he said Sport but you inject Style for fluffer sake. Do you really need people to read it for you?

      Oh Spammy. Your life if going to be full of challenges.

    • Smanny

      Oh its_me, you have the life of a troll. You are always on Google or Android related articles with your blessings of negativity for Android, Android Wear, or Google. 100% a fact. Go crawl under your rock, you fat, ugly, beer drinking troll. Who cannot get enough business for your 3d Avatar’s. You have nothing better to do since you are so lonely.

    • It’s Me

      Oh hey special needs Spammy.

      Actually I haven’t been negative at all about android or google here. Just you. Because you’re so angry for such a dimwitted child.

      I see you’re still confused about words like “fact”. Weren’t you and thereasoner going to consider a special ed school for adults? Might be worth looking into again.

      Have a good night Sporty. I mean style. I mean shortbus.

      😀

    • purdy44

      The Watch Sport isn’t at any in store Canadian retailer (that I know of). It’s sold on Amazon but by a third party merchant and fulfilled by Amazon

  • Jim Thibault

    It is hard in Canada to get the LG Sport. Which is very weird because if you use Android Pay it supports Android Pay. What Americans including the people who review this type of tech and even more rarely do not understand the importance of smart watches do not get is Magnetic Strip Technology has been phased out already in Canada and hopefully an few years in the USA too. This technology is not secure. I enjoy in Canada tapping my LG Sport and buying stuff, and some times the reactions i get is like …wow that works. Please if you own a iPhone great get the iWatch, for Android Wear watches are the only way to go (or maybe Samsung but no Android Pay I pass)

    • Domino67

      Samsung pay use of MST is secure as it tokenizes the transaction.

    • John Lofwire

      He do not use samsung pay and maybe dont want to.

    • It’s Me

      A truly brilliant deduction. You made cashier of the month for good reason!
      😀