Following the announcement of Android Wear at Google I/O 2014, Samsung just released a presser detailing the release date and the pricing of the Galaxy Gear Live. Are you ready for this?
The Galaxy Gear Live will launch on July 7th with a price tag of $199.99. Not bad at all! As we reported earlier, the Gear Live will sport similar features as the Gear 2. Here is the list:
- 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 56.4 x 8.9 mm, 59g
- Battery: Standard Battery, Li-ion 300mAh
Samsung says the Galaxy Gear Live will be available today at play.google.com/devices later on today and will go on sale at Samsung retail locations. With a price tag of $200, Samsung will probably have the success it did not have the previous Galaxy Gear devices. Will you be getting one?
Samsung Gear Live™ powered by Android Wear, connects users to the world simply and efficiently
San Francisco, California – June 26, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today 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.”
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.