Introducing the Samsung Gear Live, powered by #AndroidWear
Google has built a revolutionary wearable operating system — here’s why we’ve built the best watch for it.
The close relationship between Google and Samsung has been going strong for a long time, so when Google began working on Android for wearables, we knew we were in a great position to provide the best experience possible.
The result is the Gear Live, Samsung’s newest wearable, providing the most optimal, intuitive and customizable Android Wear experience. It works closely with all the Google services you rely on, including Google Now.
The Gear Live goes beyond notifications for staying current and a heart rate monitor for staying healthy — though it does those things exceptionally well. It’s information that moves with you, and we think we’ve built the best Android Wear experience out there with an intuitive new user interface, and superior design, build and screen quality.
With Android and Android Wear, Google has devised an amazing software platform at the front line of the digital lifestyle. With the Gear Live, you get excellent hardware quality similar to our existing smartphones, tablets and wearables.
The advanced, customizable applications and software functionality like Google Now and Gmail are pure Google. The Super AMOLED screen’s with incredible color and screen clarity, the IP67 dust and water resistance, and the sleek, comfortable design are pure Samsung.Powered by Android Wear
Google Now gives you useful, real-time information when you need it most, and that information is tailored specifically to you. It’s been wildly popular and successful in Android phones and tablets, and it’s a natural fit for Android wearables.
Just ask using Google’s voice technology, and the Gear Live will rapidly serve up personalized flight information, traffic and weather reports, restaurant recommendations and a lot more. On top of that, you can get notifications from your favorite apps in the Google ecosystem. That means Gmail, Hangouts, Google Maps, text messaging, and a wealth of fitness apps that make brilliant use of the built-in heart rate monitor.
With an always-on display, one-touch device wakeup, and the same “OK, Google” voice commands you use on the latest Android phones and tablets, the Gear Live is the most intuitive, easily accessible wearable. You’ll get straight answers to spoken questions, nothing less. It’s information that moves with you.The most personalized and customizable smart wearable
Android is the world’s most popular smartphone operating system in part because it’s highly customizable, and that philosophy stands with the Gear Live. At launch, you’ll be able to pick up the Gear Live in black, and a Wine Red option is right around the corner.
You can pick from a variety of clock faces to make it your own, and it uses a standard 22mm watch band strap, so there are numerous interchangeable strap options. Combine that with the deep personalization of Google Now, and you can absolutely make this wearable yours.Cutting edge specifications
From any wearable, you may expect a heart rate monitor for fitness tracking and also Bluetooth connectivity to interact with your apps, and otherwise. We took it up a notch with the Gear Live.
It uses the same Super AMOLED screen technology you know from the GALAXY S5 and the just-launched GALAXY Tab S. The screen measures 1.63 inches and packs 512 MB of RAM with 4GB of internal memory under the hood.
The Gear Live is your key to a multiscreen world, and we think it should meet or exceed the same standards of quality, responsiveness and durability that your other devices have.