Out of the two Android Wear watches currently on the market, the Samsung Gear Live is the one that stands out more, in that it’s not just a giant black slab like the LG G Watch (not that that’s a bad thing). In practical usage, though, how exactly does the watch do?
In terms of specs, the Gear Live sounds an awful lot like a midrange smartphone, just without cellular radios. There’s a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 320×320, and a 300 mAh battery. The brains are made up by a 1.2 GHz processor, and there are 512MB of RAM. There’s 4GB of on-board storage space, with no expandability.
The Gear Live also has a changeable strap, and connects to companion smartphones through Bluetooth 4.0 LE (Low Energy). It’s IP67 certified for water and dust resistance, and carries a heart rate monitor as well – in theory, a pretty perfect fitness companion.
What’s more important than the specs, though, is how the Gear Live performs in the real world. You’ll find that down below in our Samsung Gear Live video review, and in the written Android Wear review which you’ll be seeing in the next few days.