This year's Google I/O, as expected, has been filled with surprises. From the next version of Android, to the new Android Auto, all have been a point of talk since they were first unveiled at the event.
Among most of the other things brought to light at this year's I/O event, a lot of stir was created over the official unveiling of smartwatches: Samsung Gear Live and LG' G Watch. And rightfully so since both of them offer a brief glimpse of the future of the wearable business.
Keeping our focus fixed on the Samsung offering for the moment, the Samsung Gear Live wearable comes with a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED (320 x 320) display that has a square-shaped face (unlike the Moto 360). Most smartwatches anyway have a four-cornered look. However, circular designs are more fashionable and easier on the eyes for consumers.
Apart from that, it's got 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and support for usual 22mm straps just like the G Watch, although sporting a slightly smaller 300 mAh battery.
The Gear Live also features Samsung's recently popular heart rate monitor that's also present in the Galaxy S5 smartphone and the Gear 2 smartwatches.
But stats only don't make up a device, and there's much more in terms of features than it actually meets the eye. So we take this opportunity to check out on the top 5 things you might or might not know about the smartwatch.
The first thing that could actually come to your mind related to the new smartwatch is the date of its availability. Let us tell you that the smartwatch is already up for sale via the Play Store. In fact, it was already put up for sale since June 25. However, it still needs to be seen as to how many actually turn up to buy the wearable which is still in its early days.
If going by the deep seated gurus of the tech industry, the initial announcement and the eventual release of the Samsung Gear Live was somewhat of a surprise. And this is mainly due the sole reason that most thought that Samsung would have its own event to unveil the smartwatch rather than having it introduced at Google's own event. But it's out now and even up for sale.
In case you are still now aware of Google's Android Wear, it forms as the platform on your smartwatch. Android Wear organizes your information, suggests what you need, and shows it to you before you even ask. You can get messages from your friends, appointment notifications, and weather updates at a glance.
Samsung has fitted the new Gear Live wearable with impressive specifications. The Samsung Gear Live wearable comes with a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED (320 x 320) display. It's got 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and a 300mAh battery unit. And we think, even though not much, but still constitutes for the smartwatch market that's still in its beta stages.
Samsung has already been inside this sector for quite some time. After releasing the likes of Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, as well as the Samsung Gear Fit, the company has enough experience to tread further. And rumors compliment that by stating more such smartwatches from Samsung are coming your way.