Samsung Gear Live Hands On

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The Samsung Gear Live was revealed for the first time by Google during the keynote at Google I/O 2014 and it is Samsung’s first Android Wear device. We managed to spend some time with the device at the event.Here is a short video of the Gear Live watch in action.Under the hood is a 1.2 Ghz processor paired with 512MB of RAM.


Like other Android Wear devices, the Samsung Gear Live provides quick access to information from your phone through Bluetooth.You get access to your messages, mail , meetings and also google now cards such as travel,weather,directions etc.

The most interesting fact about the Samsung Gear Live is that it works with non-Samsung devices too as it runs on the Android Wear platform.This is indeed surprising as most of Samsung’s recently launched products work only with select Samsung devices.

Like on most Samsung devices , the main highlight of the Galaxy Live is the 1.63 inch SuperAMOLED display on the front sporting a 320x320px resolution. My only concern is that the battery is rated only at 300mAh which is even lower than the LG G Watch which has a 400mAh battery.

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One of the main features of the Gear Live is the heart rate monitor which was found on Samsung’s Tizen based Galaxy Fit and Gear 2 which were launched recently.

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Charging is possible via an adapter which lets you plug in a microUSB cable. The device is water and dust resistant and meets the IP67 requirements.The Gear Live will be sold in 2 colors –  Black and Wine Red and is already up for pre-order on the Google Play store for $199 in the US and coming soon to India at an expected price of Rs.15900.

Author: Varun Krish

Varun Krish is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast and has been blogging about mobile phones since 2005. His current phones include the Apple iPhone 13 Pro and Google Pixel 6. You can follow him on Twitter @varunkrish and on Google+ You can also mail Varun Krish