Samsung launches Gear Live Android watch

Samsung launches Gear Live Android watch

The wearables market is heating up. Following on from LG’s announcement of the launch of its new LG G watch, Samsung has now launched its new Android wearable, the Samsung Gear Live.

The new device features Samsung’s Super AMOLED display for colour and screen clarity. It utilises simple one-touch device wake-up for instant access. The Gear Live meets IP67 standards - protecting the watch against the effects of dust and water immersion. It comes with a standard 22mm band, which can be changed by owners. The watch also comes with a built-in heart rate monitor that works with multiple fitness apps.

JK Shin, CEO and president of IT & mobile division at Samsung Electronics said that the company has been a pioneer in the quickly-evolving wearable market with the launch of Gear Live furthering its 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.’ He said he is confident that Samsung and Google will together be able to grow the smart wearable market to positively impact consumers’ lives.

Sundar Pichai, senior vice president for Android, Chrome & Apps at Google stated that watches powered by Android Wear aim to help people get access to useful information the moment it’s needed – at a glance. ‘It's exciting to be working closely with Samsung on the launch of the Gear Live - with its all-day battery and vibrant display - to bring more smart wearables to the market.’

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