Samsung Gear Live – Samsung’s Android Wear smartwatch launched at Google I/O

Samsung has unveiled its Gear Live smartwatch at the Google I/O event in San Francisco. Samsung’s new smartwatch runs on the Google Android Wear OS. The smartwatch is actually similar to Samsung’s Tizen OS based Gear 2 Neo. It has similar features such as a 1.63-inch display, 1.2-GHz processor and 512 MB RAM.


The Samsung Gear Live has a metallic frame and a rubber strap. It is also IP67 certified i.e. dust and water-resistant. The 1.63-inch display is Super AMOLED and has a 320x320p display resolution. It also has 4 GB built-in storage. It offers Bluetooth 4.0 and wireless connectivity and runs on 300 mAh battery. Another highlight of the Samsung Gear Live is a heart rate monitor on board.

Android Wear, which is the highlight of this smartwatch, is a voice-driven OS and will offer various apps, thanks to the Google Wear SDK. Just like Gear 2 Neo, it will offer you notifications and updates.

Samsung has actually tried to capture the smartwatch market and the Gear Live is an attempt at taking advantage of Google Android Wear OS, which is the best hope for the smartwatch industry currently. Curiously, Samsung has avoided the Galaxy nomenclature this time despite this watch being Android based.

  • Display: 1.63-inch Super AMOLED, 320 x 320 pixels
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Storage: 4GB
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dimensions: 37.9 x 56.4 x 8.9 mm, 59 grams
  • Battery: 300 mAh
  • Ingress protection: IP67
  • Features: heart rate monitor
  • Changeable Strap, Color Options: Black and Wine Red

Samsung has stated that the Gear Live will be available on the Google Play store by the end of the day.