The Samsung Android Wear device which was leaked before Google I/O was officially announced today during the keynote as the Samsung Gear Live which is the company’s first Android wear device. Unlike other Samsung smartwatches which work only with select Samsung Android phones, this watch will work on any Android phone running Android 4.3 and up which is interesting.It is also water and dust resistant.
The main highlights of this device are the SuperAMOLED display and the heart rate monitor. The Gear Live has a 1.63 inch display with a 320320 pixel display resolution. It weighs 59 grams and is 8.9mm thick. It has a 300mAh battery and a 1.2GHz processor along with a 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM.
The Gear Live is currently on pre-order on the Google Play store in the US for $199 which is the same price as the Galaxy Fit and it will start shipping on July 8th.Strangely it is available only in a single color – Black at this time.The Gear Live is slightly less expensive than the LG G Watch is priced at $229.
We should be getting our hands on this device soon so stay tuned to FoneArena for the coverage.