When the Samsung Gear Live was first announced, its initial availability was limited to eight countries – Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It is a little ironic that Samsung’s own country of South Korea was not added to the mix, but fret not because not it has.
The availability of the Gear Live has since been extended to three additional countries which includes Australia, Japan, and South Korea, making it 11 countries in total that the smartwatch will be available in. We expect that over time Samsung/Google will release the device to additional countries, but if your country is not on the list now, it looks like you’re out of luck.
The Gear Live, for those unfamiliar, was first announced at Google I/O last week. While it is not Samsung’s first smartwatch, it is Samsung’s first smartwatch that will run on Android Wear, as opposed to Tizen which is the platform Samsung’s other wearables are powered by. The device will feature a 1.63-inch 320×320 display, a 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of onboard storage, and a heart rate monitor which is a feature that other smartwatches seem to lack.
The Samsung Gear Live has been priced at $199 in the US, but we expect that the price will be different depending on the country it has been released in. So, who else has eyes for the Gear Live? Or are you guys waiting on the Moto 360 instead?