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G Watch and Gear Live are now shipping!

Now here’s a pleasant surprise. People who ordered the Gear Live and the G Watch from the Play Store are now receiving shipping notifications, meaning that the smartwatches could be on their wrists by Monday.
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July 4, 2014
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Now here’s a pleasant surprise. People who ordered the Gear Live and the G Watch from the Play Store are now receiving shipping notifications, meaning that the smartwatches could be on their wrists by Monday.

Google initially announced a shipping date of July 7 for the G Watch, and July 8 for the Gear Live, but it seems things went better than anticipated, though Independence Day will probably prevent orders from reaching customers this week.

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The G Watch, available for $229, was the preferred device in our Android Wear comparison open thread, though many users stated they prefer to wait for the Moto 360 to ship before jumping on the AW bandwagon.

Here are our Josh Vergara’s initial impressions of the G Watch, followed by a look at a demo unit of the Gear Live.

Did you order a smartwatch from the Play Store? Have you got the shipping note in your inbox?