Samsung Gear S vs Samsung Gear Live Photo Gallery

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Samsung announced the Gear S smartwatch in August and it went on sale  in India earlier this month for Rs 27,900. We have already seen the unboxing and the photo gallery of the smartwatch and also went handson with it at IFA Berlin. Now lets compare the smartwatch to Samsung Gear Live that was announced at Google I/O conference in June. It launched in India in July for Rs 15,900.

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The Gear S runs on company’s homegrown OS Tizen. It sports a 2 inch (360 x 480 pixels) curved Super AMOLED display and is powered by a 1GHz Dual-Core processor. While the Gear Live runs on Android Wear and has a 1.63 inch touchscreen with a 320×320 resolution and is powered by a 1.2 GHz processor. Both the smartwatches have 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage.

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The Gear S has sensors like Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer. On the other hand the Gear Live has a heart rate sensor, pedometer, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass. Both the devices are IP67 Certified for dust and water resistance. Both the devices have the heart rate sensor and charging pins below the device. The Gear S comes with a built in SIM Card slot while the Gear Live does not have one.

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The Gear S measure 23.4 x 57.4 x 11.95 mm and weighs 27g while the Gear Live is 8.9mm thick  and weighs over 60g. Both the devices have 300mAh battery. In terms of connectivity Gear S supports 3G and Bluetooth 4.1 while the Gear Live supports Bluetooth 4.0.

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Gear S has a signature home button below the display and the ambient light sensor is present next to it and has a stainless steel body and blue, black and white changing straps. The Gear Live also comes with a stainless steel body and a usual rubbery strap.

Samsung Gear Live Review


Samsung was one of the first consumer electronics giants to dive head-first into the world of wearables with its own line of Smartwatches, starting with the Gear. The original Gear that initially ran on Android, now runs on Tizen, and Samsung’s already iterated on it a couple of times, with the Gear 2, the Gear Fit, the new Gear S, all variations and experiments on the hot new market.

But then Android Wear happened, with Samsung announced as one of the partners. Rival LG had already announced its first Watch, but Samsung waited until IO to announce their first smartwatch that will work across all Android devices, not just Samsung ones, the Gear Live. The Gear Live, the stripped down Android variant of the Gear 2, joins the other Wear watches, in the effort to appeal to consumers willing to invest in a new category of devices. With Android Wear as the platform of choice, does the hardware push the boundaries, or does it play a safe losing game? Let’s find out.

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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.


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