Samsung Gear Live Drops Tizen OS for Google’s Android Wear

Samsung pulls up another wearable gadget to add up to its Gear line up, the Samsung Gear Live, which has just been unveiled today at San Francisco, California.

Samsung Gear Live

The Samsung Gear Live is a wrist watch, which comes pre-installed with Android Wear, Google’s latest OS for wearables. It runs perfectly and intuitively with your Android devices with at least the 4.3 Jelly Bean Android mobile OS. It gets to display updates and messages from your preferred messaging apps running on your Android smartphone.

It can also recognize voice prompts, commands and inquiries from notifications to asking your flight details, sending an SMS or getting a reservation on your favourite restaurant. It can also help a lot on managing your health track making use of its heart rate monitor paired up with health and fitness apps.

Gear Live features a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED touch display with a 320 x 320 screen resolution with a 1.2GHz processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage. It has an IP67 dust and water resistant classification and has great battery capacity rated at 300 mAh. It already has Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and also supported with accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and a heart rate monitor.

The sleek Gear Live smart watch if compared to its two siblings, the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo basically features, more or less the same specs from their display, battery and memory. Though it dropped their Tizen OS for Google’s Android Wear, got rid of the camera altogether, but in turn placed a better processor. It actually weighs lighter than the Gear 2, but heavier a bit than the Gear 2 Neo at 59 grams.

Samsung Gear Live has color options between black and wine red, though it makes room for preference with its interchangeable straps. It will be available via Google Play Store online and soon on Samsung Retail stores, though different market availability and pricing is still left unannounced.

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