Samsung Gear Live will cost $199, specs arrive as well

Samsung Gear Live will cost $199, specs arrive as well

The LG G Watch isn't the only Android Wear smartwatch that was announced today. Samsung also jumped in the ring with the Samsung Gear Live smartwatch, which also runs Google's new wearable operating system. There isn't a huge amount that separates the G Watch from the Gear Live, but one big difference is in the price, which has Samsung's smartwatch costing just $199.

The Samsung Gear Live looks quite a lot like a Gear Neo, but instead of having a button on the bottom bezel, it has been shifted to the side of the device. The Live is also a bit smaller than the Neo at 37.9 x 56.4 x 8.9 mm and 59g. Inside the smartwatch, you'll find a Snapdragon 400 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, and a 300mAh battery. The watch will be IP67 dust and water resistant, and feature the usual accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, and heart rate monitor. The display will be AMOLED and 1.63-inches with a resolution of 320 x 320.

All in all, the Gear Live seems like a slightly redesigned Gear Neo with a faster processor, and Android Wear rather than Tizen. The Gear Live will come in black and wine red. Both options will be up for pre-order later today on Google Play, and as mentioned, will cost $199. 

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14 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Beautiful phone. I'm going have to wait for SONY SMART WATCH 3 later this year to decide on the GEAR Live or the 360.

5. steedsofwar unregistered

I agree. I loved the design of the neo and this one has Android Wear! I was hoping it would cost less. I'll wait to see the Moto 360 TBH

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Make it $100, when u purchase a galasy note 4

3. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Considering the specs I can say that the price is heavy. Still waiting for a watch that would be bundled with a phone or at least they give you a discount. The Moto 360 is the best Smart Watch I have seen so far, I hope the price doesn't get my hopes down

4. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Rumors are Moto 360 is in the 250-300 price point.

8. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

That's hefty too :/

6. phljcnth

Posts: 550; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I was hoping it will have at least an IR blaster. :(

7. TechViv

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

are we gonna be able to make a phone call or receive a call with this watch or LG watch that got launched today?

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2190; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This beats the G Watch

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Hope it launch together with Note 4 with a special bundle price.

11. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Those are nice specs for a smartwatch at that price. But honestly, a single core 1GHz Cortex A7 is already enough for a smooth performance

12. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

So ugly compare to LG and Moto.

13. neilmc1983

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

no circle display

14. neilmc1983

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

thought samsung were a display pioneer?

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