Samsung Gears Up with Google

— June 26, 2014

Expanding its wearable portfolio to deliver a more intuitive mobile experience, Samsung unveiled the Samsung Gear Live. Powered by Android Wear, this wearable provides users with useful information when they 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," said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics.

"Watches powered by Android Wear aim to help people get access to useful information the moment they 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."

Design Aesthetics
Featuring Samsung’s signature Super AMOLED display for enhanced color and screen clarity, the device offers easy customization of the clock face and utilizes simple one-touch device wakeup for instant access.

The device meets IP67—protecting the device against the effects of dust and water immersion, and comes with a standard 22mm band that allows users to swap different bands. Users can better manage their health and fitness with a built-in heart rate monitor that works seamlessly with multiple fitness apps.

Ok Google
Allowing information to move with the user, the device shows targeted information and suggestions in real-time. The wide variety of Android apps compatible with the Gear Live means users can easily receive the latest posts and updates from social apps, chats from preferred messaging apps, and regular notifications from shopping, news or even photography apps.

Gear Live offers intuitive voice commands; just say "Ok Google" to ask questions like what time a flight leaves or while calling a taxi, sending a text or setting an alarm. The wearable can be paired with any Android device running Android 4.3 or higher for a truly connected and personal mobile experience.

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