Samsung Gear Live running on Android Wear official, coming soon in India for Rs. 15,900; LG G Watch goes on pre-order in India for Rs. 14,999
Google detailed the Android Wear platform on Wednesday at Google I/O 2014 keynote speech. The search engine giant their debuted a new Android Wear powered smartwatch. Dubbed as Samsung Gear Live, it's the first smartwatch from Samsung running on Android Wear operating system rather than its home grown Tizen. Along with Samsung Gear Live, Google also demoed the LG G Watch and Moto 360 at the event.
The Samsung Gear Live looks a lot similar to Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatches. It comes in Black and Wine Red colours with changeable straps. The smartwatch is now available for pre-order from the Google Play Store for $199 / £169. Samsung has priced the Gear Live in India at Rs. 15,900, no word on availability details yet. The shipping in US and UK will start from July 8th.
Talking about the specifications, Samsung Gear Live comes with a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 320 x 320 pixels, 1.2GHz processor, 512MB RAM, Android Wear and heart rate monitor, the same found on the Galaxy S5.
The watch also comes with IP67 certification which makes the Live Dust and Water resistant, 4GB internal storage, 300 mAh battery and Bluetooth 4.0 LE support. The smartwatch measures 37.9 x 56.4 x 8.9 mm and weights 59 grams. Sensors include Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass and Heart Rate.
In another news, Google has also started taking pre-orders of the LG G Watch in 12 countries which include U.S., U.K., France, Germany, India, Australia, Ireland, Italy, South Korea, Canada, Japan and Spain.
The smartwatch has been priced at $229 in US / £159 in UK / Rs. 14,999 in India and is now available for pre-order from Google Play Store. Shipping of G Watch will start between July 3rd and July 8th. The LG G Watch comes in Titan Black and White Gold colours with changeable strips.
On the specifications front, LG G Watch comes with a 1.65-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 280 x 280 pixels, 1.2GHz processor, 512MB RAM and Android 4.4W (Wear) KitKat. The smartwatch measures 37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95 mm and weights 63 grams.
The watch also comes with 4GB internal storage, 400 mAh battery and Bluetooth 4.0 LE support along with IP67 certification which makes it Water and Dust resistant. Sensors include Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.