Samsung Gear Live

73
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Android Wear review: Taking smartwatches in the right direction

If you have to get an Android Wear device right now, the Samsung Gear Live is your best option. It's sleek, looks decent and performs well, but you'll want to get a new wristband for it right away. Unfortunately, you'll also need to charge it every night.

Pros
  • Good Android Wear performance
  • Swappable wrist straps
  • Water-resistant
  • Better display than competition
  • More comfortable than G Watch
Cons
  • Horrible battery life
  • Compatible with only newer Android devices
  • Charging cradle is a mess
  • Harder to read in sunlight
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Model

Key Specs

Form factor
Other
Operating system
Android
Storage type
Internal storage

General

Type
MID
Form factor
Other
Operating system
Android

Input

Keyboard
no

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (4 GB) (Flash)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Audio

Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)
Bluetooth
4.0

Hardware

RAM
512 MB