Samsung sees Gear portfolio expand with Android Wear
Over at Google I/O yesterday, the Internet search giant, which has since seen its reach expand to so many different areas of technology, make many announcements that will certainly see a shift towards mobile technology and apps. Having said that, one of the more staunch supporters of the Android platform, Samsung, has just revealed their Samsung Gear Live that will be powered by Android Wear, where this smartwatch will hook users to the rest of the world in a simple and efficient manner.
The Android Wear-powered Samsung Gear Live might be a portable reference point for its user, delivering useful information as and when you need it most. Of course, it would need a connection to the Internet in order to work, but that’s a different can of worms which we will not open at the moment.
The Samsung Gear Live is proud to deliver a powerful mobile experience, heralded design aesthetics and innovative features. On it, your eyes will definitely appreciate the Super AMOLED display that delivers incredible color and screen clarity, where it also delivers easy customization of the clock face while making full use of simple one-touch device wakeup for instant access.
Fret not if you live an active lifestyle with the Gear Live, it will still be able to be worn by you all the time, since the Samsung Gear Live meets the IP67 standard, which ensures that the device will remain protected against the effects of dust and water immersion. Arriving in a standard 22mm band, users will be able to change the band as and when they please to express their taste and personality. Apart from that, this sleek timepiece will also let users have a better grip on their health and fitness, thanks to a built-in heart rate monitor that will function seamlessly across different fitness apps.
Hardware specifications of the Gear Live include a 1.2GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal memory, Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity, a 1.63” Super AMOLED display at 320 x 320 resolution, a 300mAh Li-on battery, an accelerometer, heart rate sensor, compass and gyroscope built in, all tipping the scales at a mere 59 grams. It would be interesting to see how the Samsung Gear Live stack up against the likes of LG’s G Watch and the Moto 360.