But one of the biggest leap forwards should emerge later this summer when Motorola releases the Moto 360 with its breathtaking circular display. I doubt it will read much easier in sunlight, but there's no disputing Motorola's sophisticated industrial design.
For now, we have the Samsung Gear Live. In a two-watch race, it wins almost by default. But because Android Wear shows so much promise — and because I'm already becoming addicted to voice texting and Google Now on my wrist — I have to give the Gear Live a qualified thumbs up.
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