Samsung Gear Live Smartwatch Announced, Now On Sale via Google Play Store
On Wednesday at Google I/O, Samsung announced its first Android Wear smartwatch Samsung Gear Live. This device is now up for pre-order in United states, United Kingdom and 6 other countries via Google Play.
Samsung Gear comes with the built in support for various Google services including Google Now, Google Voice, Google Maps & Navigation, Hangouts and Gmail.
“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. 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,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics.
Samsung Gear Live features a 1.63 inch Super AMOLED display and heart rate monitor. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz processor, and 512 MB RAM. It has 4 GB internal storage and 300 mAH battery.
“Watches powered by Android Wear aim to help people get access to useful information the moment you need it, at a glance. It’s exciting to be working closely with Samsung on the launch of the Gear Live-with it’s all-day battery and vibrant display-to bring more smart wearables to the market,” said Sundar Pichai, SVP, Android, Chrome & Apps.
Now, it is available for pre-order via Google Play store for $199 only. It will start shipping on July 8. Gear Live is available in Black and wine red colors.
Key Features of Gear Live
- 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display with 320×320 pixels resolution
- 1.2 GHz processor
- 512 MB RAM
- 4 GB internal storage
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- 300 mAH battery
- water/ dust resistant
- Heart-rate monitor