The Galaxy Gear Live was announced on June 25 during the Google I/O event. The official release date was set for July 7 and was only available in the Play Store. Following the unveil, Best Buy was the first retailer that began offering the Android Wear powered smartwatch. Today, you can head to Amazon to order it and not have to pay for shipping – Google Play charges about $10-$15.
Unlike the other Samsung smartwatches, The Gear Live runs on Google’s wearable OS, Android Wear, and is compatible with most Android devices running Android 4.3 or higher. It packs a 1.63-inch Super Amoled display, 1.2GHz processor, 4GB ROM, 512MB RAM, 300 mAh battery and Bluetooth 4.0. What makes this watch more attractive than its counterpart, the LG G Watch, is the fact that it has a heart monitor sensor, a better resolution (278 ppi vs. 240 ppi) and a physical button. Is also $30 cheaper, selling at $199.
Since I wasn’t able to make it to Google I/O this year, I placde my order with Amazon to save a few bucks on shipping and got the free 2-day delivery. If you want to do the same, you can get the Gear Live using the link below.