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Google I/O 2014: Samsung expands Gear portfolio with Android Wear
Press release; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Friday 27 June 2014]

Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Samsung Gear Live, powered by Android Wear. The new Android Wear device features Samsung's Super AMOLED display. It also offers 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, allowing users to change the band as they wish. The watch also allows users to manage their health and fitness with a built-in heart rate monitor that works with multiple fitness apps.

The Gear Live's compatibility with Android applications also allows users to receive the latest posts and updates from social apps, chats from messaging apps, and regular notifications from shopping, news or photography apps. The new device also offers intuitive voice commands; speaking "Ok Google" command to ask questions or use the available services, according to Samsung. The Gear Live can be paired with any Android device running Android 4.3 or higher for a connected and personal mobile experience.

The Gear Live will be offered in black and red with interchangeable strap options. It will be available to order from June 25 through the Google Play Store.

Samsung Gear Live specifications

Item

Detail

Display

1.63-inch Super AMOLED (320 by 320)

OS

Android Wear

Processor

1.2GHz processor

Connectivity

Bluetooth v4.0 LE

Sensor

Accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, heart rate

Memory

RAM: 512MB
Storage: 4GB internal memory

Dimension /Weight

37.9 x 56.4 x 8.9mm, 59g

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 300mAh

Source: Company, compiled by Digitimes, June 2014

Samsung Gear Live smart watch with Android Wear

Samsung Gear Live smart watch with Android Wear
Photo: Company

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