Thankfully since last March, Ireland is no longer out in the wilderness when it comes to the Google Play Store and we can now buy hardware directly from Google.

To this point, that has meant that we could purchase both the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 but not much else. When Google unveiled some new Smart Watches running Android Wear a couple of weeks ago, we began to wonder would they be available in Ireland or would we be back to the days of buying these items through the UK.

After a wait of a few days, both the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live are now available in the Irish Play Store to purchase.

LG G Watch
The LG G Watch is available for €199 and the technical specifications are as follows:
Screen
1.65” 280 x 280 IPS LCD
Dimensions
37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95 mm
Weight
63 g
Battery
400 mAh
Processor
CPU 1.2 GHz
Wireless
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
Memory
4 GB internal storage with 512 MB RAM
Ports and Connectors
USB (pogo pin) on G Watch, Micro USB on Charging Cradle
Sensors
9 Axis (Accelerometer/Compass/Gyro)

Samsung Gear Live

The Samsung Gear Live is also available for €199 and the specifications are below:

Screen
1.63” 320 x 320 SuperAMOLED (278 ppi)
Dimensions
37.9 x 56.4 x 8.9 mm
Weight
59 g
Battery
300 mAh, 1-day use
Processor
1.2 GHz
Wireless
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
Memory
4 GB internal storage with 512 MB RAM
Ports and Connectors
USB (pogo pin)
Sensors
Accelerometer
Digital compass
Gyroscope
Heart rate monitor

The last Android Wear watch announced was the Motorola Moto 360. This device is expected sometime later in the year. You can check out Samsung and LG’s offerings in the Play Store on this link.