LG and Samsung have released the Google smart-watches for public. However, users of Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch have reported software glitches. One of the serious issues with Android Wear is the bug that prevents installation of paid applications on the devices. The issue is caused by the security feature that was implemented into Play Store for the prevention of application privacy, which has been a common issue for Android users.
Downloading the paid applications
The application encryption implemented by Google allows paid download of paid applications into Android devices but prevents the same into smart-watches launched by the South Korean. Google refrained from commenting publicly on the glitch. However, it was quick to suspend the implementation of such an encryption during the initial release in 2012, when similar issue was encountered. This time, Google has asked developers to edit their applications with temporary solution to allow paid applications function properly on the smart-watches.
In addition to the Google application encryption issue, flaw has been found in hardware of Gear Live too. One of the early users noted that the flaw in design causes the built-in charging port to break easily. As yet, G Watch is rated a notch above Gear Live in terms of hardware repairability. Moreover, some pundits advise prospective buyers to wait until the release of Moto 360 before making the choice.