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Samsung Expands Gear Portfolio with Android Wear

June 26, 2014



ENP Newswire - 26 June 2014

Release date- 25062014 - Samsung Electronics today unveiled the Samsung Gear Live, powered by Android Wear.

The Samsung Gear Live is a new Android wearable that gives you useful information when you need it most.

'Samsung has been a pioneer in the quickly-evolving wearable market, and the launch of Gear Live furthers our efforts to deliver a simple and intuitive wearable experience to consumers,' said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. '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.'

'Watches powered by Android Wear aim to help people get access to useful information the moment you need it, at a glance,' said Sundar Pichai, SVP, Android, Chrome & Apps. '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.'

Advanced hardware technology

The Samsung Gear Live offers a powerful mobile experience, heralded design aesthetics and innovative features that users expect from Samsung. The new Android Wear device features Samsung's signature Super AMOLED display for incredible colour and screen clarity. It also offers easy customisation of the clock face and utilises simple one-touch device wakeup for instant access. The Gear Live meets IP67, protecting the device against the effects of dust and water immersion, and 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.

Simple and intuitive Android Wear experience

Allowing information to move with the user, the Gear Live, powered by Android Wear 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 complete tasks such as 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 (play.google.com/devices (opens in a new tab)), and will subsequently go on sale in Samsung Retail Stores.

For additional product information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com (opens in a new tab) or m.samsungmobilepress.com (opens in a new tab).

Gear Live Product Specifications:

Category

Specifications

Display

1.63' Super AMOLED (320 x 320)

OS

Android Wear

Processor

1.2 GHz Processor

Google Services

Google Now, Google Voice, Google Maps & Navigation, Gmail, Hangouts

Additional

Features

Notification (SMS, E-mail, etc.)

Heart Rate Monitor

IP67 Dust and Water Resistant

Changeable Strap, Color Options: Black and Wine Red

Connectivity

Bluetooth v4.0 LE

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate

Memory

RAM: 512MB

Storage: 4GB Internal Memory

Dimension /Weight

37.9 x 56.4x 8.9 mm, 59g

Battery

Standard Battery, Li-ion 300mAh

The availability of services and features listed above may vary by region.

**All functionality, features, services, applications, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com


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Source: ENP Newswire


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