Samsung Gear Live
Display: Super AMOLED
CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
OS: Android Wear OS
Battery: Li-Ion 300 mAh, non-removable
The Samsung Gear Live is a smartwatch that was released in June 2014. It comes with outstanding features which will be discussed in details.
Samsung Gear Live Price and Accessibility Review
The Samsung Gear Live was originally priced at around $199, placing it in the mid-range category for smartwatches. However, keep in mind that prices may vary depending on the retailer and any ongoing promotions. As for availability, the Gear Live was initially released in select markets and was widely available through various online and offline retailers.
Samsung Gear Live Design Review
The Gear Live features a sleek and modern design with a square-shaped display, similar to many other smartwatches at the time. It has a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display, which offers vibrant colors and good visibility even in bright lighting conditions. The watch itself is lightweight and comfortable to wear, with interchangeable straps allowing for customization based on personal style preferences.
Samsung Gear Live Camera Review
The Gear Live does not have an integrated camera. Most smartwatches, including the Gear Live, prioritize other features and focus on being an extension of your smartphone rather than a standalone device with its own camera.
Samsung Gear Live Software Review
The Gear Live runs on Google’s Wear OS (previously known as Android Wear), which provides access to a wide range of apps and allows seamless integration with Android smartphones. The interface is user-friendly, offering quick access to notifications, fitness tracking, voice commands, and various watch faces to personalize the look and feel of the device. It’s worth noting that the Gear Live was released with an earlier version of Wear OS, and software updates have been limited over time.
Samsung Gear Live Performance Review
In terms of performance, the Gear Live is equipped with a 1.2GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, which allows for smooth operation and multitasking. While it may not match the performance of newer smartwatches, it was considered adequate for most day-to-day tasks like checking notifications, tracking fitness activities, and controlling music playback.
Samsung Gear Live Battery Life and Charging Review
The Gear Live’s battery life was a common concern among users. With moderate use, the watch typically lasted around a day before needing a recharge. However, heavy usage, such as constant notifications, GPS tracking, or continuous heart rate monitoring, could significantly reduce the battery life. Charging the device is done via a magnetic charging dock, which makes it easy to connect and ensures a secure fit.
The Samsung Gear Live offered a decent set of features at its time of release. However, as technology continues to evolve rapidly, it’s important to consider newer smartwatch options that may offer improved performance, battery life, and additional features based on your specific needs.
|2G Network||No cellular connectivity|
|Dimensions||56.4 x 37.9 x 8.9 mm (2.22 x 1.49 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||59 g (2.08 oz)|
|Others||IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 min)|
|Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||Super AMOLED|
|Resolution||320 x 320 pixels (~278 ppi density)|
|Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.||Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 (28 nm)|
|CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7|
|GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.||Adreno 305|
|Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||Android Wear OS|
|Java Support <strong>Java</strong> for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.|
|Facebook <strong>Facebook</strong> is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.|
|Youtube <strong>Youtube</strong> is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.|
|Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.||No|
|RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||512MB|
|Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.||4GB|
|Audio Jack Type||No|
|Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||4.0, LE|
|Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.|
|Wi-fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||No|
|GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.||No|
|NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.|
|HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.|
|Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.||Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)|
|Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.||300 mAh|
|Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||
Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, compass
|Colors||Black, Wine Red|
- Samsung Gear Live
- Charging cradle
- AC charger plug (0.7A)
- Warrant Card and Quick Start Guide