Samsung Gear Live gives you useful information exactly when you need it, like weather forecasts in the morning or messages as soon as they arrive. You can also say “Ok Google” to ask questions and get stuff done by voice. Ask whether it will rain this weekend or send a message to a friend. Compatible phone required.
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Pro Bastic fitness tracking capabilities
Currently the heart rate monitor works with Samsung's S-Health app. The heart rate monitor itself works good, but the app is somewhat clunky and there aren't that many features to speak of except for tracking your heart rate over time. Hopefully it will be compatible with third-party apps that build on it.
Pro Good display
The Gear Live has a clear 320x320 sAMOLED display, with rich blacks that blend with the bezel. It may be slightly harder to see the information in direct sunlight.
Pro Reasonable water resistance
Submerging the watch in water might not be a good idea, but it won't stop working due to rain or if you spill your tea on it.
Pro Good build quality
Unlike other Android Wear smartwatches available currently, this has an aluminum body.
Pro Built-in Wi-Fi
Con Horrible charging mechanism
Multiple reports of the charging mechanism breaking or not working properly. In addition, the design is fiddly and annoying due to its snap-on nature.
Con Hard to see text in direct sunlight
It may be slightly harder to see information in direct sunlight.
Con Incompatible with older Android OS versions
Make sure you're Android phone's OS version is 4.3 or higher and it supports Bluetooth 4.
Con Bad battery life
Samsung's Gear Live has a 300mAh battery that lasts less than a full day.