Update 4-7-14: Samsung Gear Live is now available for purchase from India Playstore for 15,900 INR
Usually, the smartphones, tablets or other devices that are launched globally will take months of time to see an Indian release. But, to our surprise, Samsung’s first Android Wear based smartwatch named Gear Live that has been announced at the Google I/O on Wednesday has been listed in the Indian Play Store bearing a price tag of Rs 15,900. However, the device cannot be purchased right now as it has a coming soon tab on it without any specific release date.
Detailing on the Gear Live, the device features a 1.63 inch Super AMOLED display that carries a resolution of 320×320 pixels. It packs 4 GB of internal storage and is powered by a 1.2 GHz processor paired with 512 MB RAM. The device draws energy from a 300 mAh battery that is claimed to provide enough juice for the smartwatch to last for a day in a single charge. The Gear Live gets paired with other devices using Bluetoth 4.0 and features an interchangeable strap that is available in Black and Wine Red color options.
Like the Samsung’s flagship smartphone Galaxy S5, the Gear Live also features a heart rate monitor onboard that can work with numerous fitness apps. Also, the new Android Wear based device features the IP67 rating that makes it resistant to dust and water.
Based on Android Wear, the Gear Live displays targeted information and a wide variety of Android applications are compatible with this smartwatch. It also provides support to intuitive voice commands such as ‘Ok Google’. Interestingly, the Gear Live can be paired with any Android device that runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or higher to experience a highly personal mobile experience.
Regarding the launch, JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics said, “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. 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.”
Also Sundar Pichai, SVP, Android, Chrome & Apps said, “Watches powered by Android Wear aim to help people get access to useful information the moment you need it, at a glance, 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.”
|Model||Samsung Gear Live|
|Display||1.63 inch, 320×320|
|Internal Storage||4 GB|