Samsung Expands Gear Portfolio with Android Wear

June 26, 2014 | Comments | Tomorrow Works

Summary:

* Samsung unveiled the Gear Live powered by Android Wear, a new Android wearable optimized for Google Mobile Service.

 

* The new Android wearable device features Samsung’s signature Super AMOLED display, dust and water resistance, a standard 22mm band and more.

 

* Gear Live will be offered in Black and Wine Red.

 

 

Samsung Expands Gear Portfolio with Android Wear

Samsung Gear Live powered by Android Wear, connects users to the world simply and efficiently

 

Samsung Electronics unveiled the Samsung Gear Live, powered by Android Wear. The Samsung Gear Live is a new Android wearable that gives you useful information when you need it most.

 

“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.”

 

"Watches powered by Android Wear aim to help people get access to useful information the moment you need it, at a glance," said Sundar Pichai, SVP, Android, Chrome & Apps. "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."

 

Gear Live Black
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Gear Live Black
Gear Live Black
Gear Live Black
Gear Live Black
Gear Live Wine Red
Gear Live Wine Red
Gear Live Wine Red
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Gear Live Wine Red

 

Advanced hardware technology

 

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.

 

 

Simple and intuitive Android Wear experience

 

Allowing information to move with the user, the Gear Live, powered by Android Wear shows targeted information and suggestions in real-time. 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.

 

For additional product information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com or m.samsungmobilepress.com.

 

 

Gear Live Product Specifications

Gear Live Product Specifications

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: 512MB

Storage: 4GB Internal Memory

Dimension /Weight

37.9 x 56.4x 8.9 mm, 59g

Battery

Standard Battery, Li-ion 300mAh

* The availability of services and features listed above may vary by region.

**All functionality, features, services, applications, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

  • gt-01

    So what’s the difference between this one & the Gear 2 watch?

    Anyway, will it be out worldwide next month?

  • Knot Hapee

    Being a gadget guy, I went out and immediately purchase the 1st generation Samsung gear watch. It worked for all of 1 day. The camera would get droplets on the inside lens (I live in Florida with the intense humidity) and the camera final stopped working. I first called AT&T (my provider) and they said it’s a warranty issue with Samsung. After a lot of running around and phone calls and sending my watch to them, I get a call from Samsung and they said “it looks like you damaged the watch and it’s not covered on your warranty”. Really!? Seriously, REALLY!? They wanted me to pay to fix it as much as I paid for the watch itself! I told them to pack it up nice and just send it back to me. I can never trust this company again! They are money hungry thieves and I want everyone to know it (If they don’t already!!!)