Samsung expands wearable portfolio with Samsung Gear Live


Korean electronics giant Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Gear Live, another addition to its Android wearable products that is powered by the Android Wear.
Android Wear is an iteration of the Google Android OS built specifically for wearable connected devices.
Samsung Gear Live is the latest addition to Galaxy Gear Fit, Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo, Samsung wearable products that were introduced in the Philippines in April.

The introduction of the new Android Wear is a reflection of Samsung’s seriousness in growing the smart wearable market.

“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,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics in a press statement.

The new Android Wear device features Samsung’s signature Super AMOLED display for incredible color and screen clarity. It also offers easy customization of the clock face and utilizes simple one-touch device wakeup for instant access.

The Gear Live also meets IP67, which makes the device protected from the dust and water immersion. It comes with a standard 22mm band, so users can change the band to express their taste and personality.

Finally, the sleek watch allows users to better manage their health and fitness with a built-in heart rate monitor that works seamlessly with multiple fitness apps.

As an Android Wear, the Gear Live shows targeted information and suggestions in real-time. The wide variety of Android applications compatible with the Gear Live means users can seamlessly receive the latest posts and updates from social apps, chats from preferred messaging apps, and regular notifications from shopping, news or even photography apps.

The new device also offers intuitive voice commands; just say “Ok Google” to ask questions like what time your flight leaves or the score of the game, or to get stuff done, like calling a taxi, sending a text, making a restaurant reservation or setting an alarm.

The Gear Live can be paired with any Android device running Android 4.3 or higher for a truly connected and personal mobile experience.

The Gear Live will be offered in Black and Wine Red with interchangeable strap options. It will be available to order from June 25th through the Google Play Store (, and will subsequently go on sale in Samsung Retail Stores.