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Gadget Watch: Samsung Gear Live, the Android Wear-based smart watch

Samsung Gear Live - Wine Red

Samsung Gear Live – Wine Red version

With all eyes on Google and its I/O event in San Francisco, Samsung has launched a new Android Wear-based watch, the Gear Live.

Samsung has previously dropped Android from its Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatches – they will, instead, be powered by the company’s own Tizen operating system – but the Korean Chaebol is once again walking the Google talk with the wearable technology version of Android, dubbed Android Wear.

“The wide variety of Android applications compatible with the Gear Live means users can seamlessly receive the latest posts and updates from social apps, chats from preferred messaging apps, and regular notifications from shopping, news or even photography apps,” says Samsung. 

Running on a 1.2 GHz Processor and with Super AMOLED display, the Gear Live supports voice control and customisable clock face…

“Samsung has been a pioneer in the quickly-evolving wearable market, and the launch of Gear Live furthers our efforts to deliver a simple and intuitive wearable experience to consumers,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. “Through our long-term close collaboration with Google, we have successfully incorporated the capabilities of Android Wear into the Gear Live, in a way that only Samsung can do. I am confident that Samsung and Google together, we will grow the smart wearable market to positively impact consumers’ life.”

Specification

Category

Specifications

Display

1.63” Super AMOLED (320 x 320)

OS

Android Wear

Processor

1.2 GHz Processor

Google Services

Google Now, Google Voice, Google Maps & Navigation, Gmail, Hangouts

Additional

Features

Notification (SMS, E-mail, etc.)
Heart Rate Monitor
IP67 Dust and Water Resistant
Changeable Strap, Color Options: Black and Wine Red

Connectivity

Bluetooth® v4.0 LE

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate

Memory

RAM: 512MBStorage: 4GB Internal Memory

Dimension /Weight

37.9 x 56.4x 8.9 mm, 59g

Battery

Standard Battery, Li-ion 300mAh

The Gear Live will be available before the end of June, says Samsung, starting with Google Play.

 

See also: LG’s Android Wear-based G Watch priced at £180 for UK

See also: Android Wear not Google Glass

See alsoAndroid 5.0 to sport Material Design UI

 

 

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Tags: Android Wear, Samsung, smart watch

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