After being initially listed on the Google Play Store, Samsung Gear Live, Samsung’s first Android Wear smartwatch is now available for purchase at Rs 15,900. The watch will be shipped by July 18.
Announced at Google’s I/O conference, Samsung Gear Live sports a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED(320x320p) display. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz Processor and 512MB RAM, and comes with 4GB internal storage. It has a 300mAh battery and features a heart rate monitor. Gear Live comes with changeable straps, accelerometer, gyroscope and compass, and is dust and water resistant(IP67).
The smartwatch is equipped with Google’s voice recognition service and can perform simple tasks including checking email, sending text messages and carrying out an online search at users’ voice command.
It cannot make phone calls by itself but can be connected to any smartphone running Android 4.3 and above.
LG G Watch is also available for purchase at a price of Rs 14,999 with deliveries starting July 8.
Samsung introduced its Android-based Galaxy Gear smartwatch last year but it was given a lukewarm reception by consumers.
The second edition, Gear 2, was unveiled in February and based on Samsung’s own Tizen softwear in a move to break free of its heavy reliance on Google’s Android platform.