Samsung today unveiled the Gear Live, its first Android Wear watch that gives you useful information when you need it most. The Gear Live is compatible with any Android phone running Android 4.3 or 4.4.
You can’t try the Android wear until tomorrow morning, when Google will start handing out the Gear Live and the LG G Watch to press and attendees—LG wasn’t letting people wear its watch at all, and Samsung’s were all in an interactive “demo mode” that wouldn’t let you pair the devices with your phone.
The Samsung Gear Live ($199) will be available for pre-order from the Google Play store along with the previously announced LG G Watch ($299). The Android wear smartwatches will ship from July 7.
During a few demos at the annual developers’ conference- Google I/O 2014, Google gave a glimpse of what all Gear Live is capable of doing.
The Gear Live is of the same size as most Android Wear watches seem to be, but it’s excellent. It has a big, 1.63-inch Super AMOLED bright display, chrome everywhere, and a big rubbery band- it resembles much like the latest Gear 2. The smartwatch runs on a 1.2GHz processor coupled with 512 MB of RAM and also features 4GB of inbuilt storage, in addition to Bluetooth connectivity. It is powered by a 300mAh battery, measures 37.9×56.4×8.9mm, and weighs 59 grams. The Gear Live meets IP67, making the device dust-free and water-resistant.
The new device will be available in Black and Wine Red with interchangeable strap options.