Unlike other bunch of wearable devices that Samsung has launched this year running Tizen, the Samsung Gear Live will run Android Wear platform instead. It is available for order on the Google Play store alongside the LG G watch.The Samsung Gear Live looks a lot like the Gear 2, only difference is of course, it is running a different operating system.
Specifications wise,it features a 1.63-inch AMOLED display at 320 x 320 resolution,512MB of RAM,Bluetooth 4.0 LE,1.2GHz processor,4GB of storage and a 300 mAh battery,which Samsung says it should last a whole day.Like the other wearable gadgets in the Gear line,it will have a, a heart rate monitor,interchangeable straps (in black and red) and is IP 67 water and dust-resistant.A host of other Google services are available too,such as Google Now,Google Voice,Google Maps,Gmail and Hangouts.
it’s priced at $199 so you can order it today too.Check out the press release from Samsung below.
Samsung Gear Live™ powered by Android Wear, connects users to the world simply and efficiently
The Samsung Gear Live offers a powerful mobile experience, heralded design aesthetics and innovative features that users expect from Samsung. The new Android Wear device features Samsung’s signature Super AMOLED display for incredible color and screen clarity. It also offers easy customization of the clock face and utilizes simple one-touch device wakeup for instant access. The Gear Live meets IP67, protecting the device against the effects of dust and water immersion , and comes with a standard 22mm band, so users can change the band to express their taste and personality. Finally, the sleek watch allows users to better manage their health and fitness with a built-in heart rate monitor that works seamlessly with multiple fitness apps.
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. The new device also offers intuitive voice commands; just say “Ok Google” to ask questions like what time your flight leaves or the score of the game, or to get stuff done, like calling a taxi, sending a text, making a restaurant reservation or setting an alarm. The Gear Live can be paired with any Android device running Android 4.3 or higher for a truly connected and personal mobile experience.
The Gear Live will be offered in Black and Wine Red with interchangeable strap options. It will be available to order from June 25th through the Google Play Store (play.google.com/devices), and will subsequently go on sale in Samsung Retail Stores.