Saturday , June 9 2018

A closer look: Samsung Gear Live

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One of the surprise announcements (though it was rumoured and leaked a bit) at Google I/O 2014 earlier this morning was Samsung’s Gear Live. In the form factor of the Gear 2 Neo, but running Android Wear, the Gear Live certainly looks to be an impressive piece.

Fortunately for the Android community at large, Brent Rose from Gizmodo is at I/O, and has taken a closer look in photos at the Gear Live for us all. Please go give them a page-view, but we’ve got the photos and a bit of info here for you to enjoy.

Brent writes that the hardware feels nice and solid, and certainly from looking at it, it’s the Gear 2 Neo with different software and nothing terribly different. Featuring an IP67 rating, swimming probably won’t be a great idea, but washing your hands and taking a shower will probably be just fine.

Battery life is expected to be around a day, which is a little sad, but frankly an always-on device like this, with such a small battery, just isn’t going to last days on end like a Pebble might.

More details about the Gear Live will be coming in another post, but expect to see them available soon for $200 US, shipping in a couple of weeks.

Source: Gizmodo US.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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