Jun 25 AT 1:40 PM Dima Aryeh 4 Comments

Samsung announces Gear Live, its first Android Wear smartwatch

Samsung Gear Live

It’s long been rumored that Samsung would be bolstering its smart watch lineup with something running Android Wear. Despite having many Tizen-powered devices already on the market, an Android Wear smart watch was coming. And now Samsung has announced it for all to see, and it’s called the Samsung Gear Live.

This watch looks a lot like the Gear 2, though without a home button and a more toned down design. Unfortunately, no specifications or real info was given, but we could assume it’s a redesigned Gear 2 with similar specs. Of course, it should be a lot better than the Gear thanks to its expanded compatibility and lack of Tizen (naturally).

You’ll be able to purchase the Gear Live, along with the LG G Watch, today on the Play Store. Good on Samsung for entering the Android Wear game and netting the new platform some extra support. If smart watches are to succeed at all, they need support, and Android Wear is the most likely candidate to do it.

Source: Engadget

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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