Samsung Gear Live smartwatch is available to order in the UK now for £169

On Wednesday, Google made loads of interesting and exciting new announcements at its I/O developer conference. (Check out our pick of the best bits here). But the most unexpected was the unveiling of a brand new Samsung smartwatch that’ll be running on Android Wear, called Samsung Gear Live.

We’ll be writing up a more detailed comparison between the Gear Live and other smartwatches on the market (and set to hit the market), but for now swoon over its 1.63-inch Super AMOLED (320 x 320) display, it also has a heart rate monitor and accelerometer so it can team up with those all-important fitness apps, has a 1.2 GHz Processor, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and 512 MB of RAM and comes in black and “red wine”, which is a kinda burgundy shade. Unfortunately, just like the LG G Watch, it has a bulky-looking square-shaped face, and here at shinyshiny we most definitely prefer the circular design of the Moto 360.

The great news is the Samsung Gear Live is available to pre-order TODAY and the even better news is that those in the UK will get their hands on it (and wrists inside it) at exactly the same time as tech-lovers on the other side of the pond. Visit Google Play now to get a Samsung Gear Live watch in black for £169. It’ll be shipped out to you by the 7th of July.

Fingers crossed Samsung’s first device on Android Wear will prove to be a roaring success, after all, this is the tech giant’s FOURTH smartwatch to be released in just the past 12 months after the Galaxy Gear, Gear 2 and Gear Neo.

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