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    Default Google Play store says the Samsung Gear live only works with Samsung phones.

    Anyone else see that the Gear says it's only available for Samsung phones running Android 4.3 jelly bean or higher?

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    Major fail. Abbbbbsolutely pointless.


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    Default Re: Google Play store says the Samsung Gear live only works with Samsung phones.

    It doesn't say "only" compatible... this really needs clarification. If it really is only compatible with Samsung, then that's a dealbreaker for me, even if I did own a Samsung phone. I won't be trapped into one manufacturer like that. (I'm looking at you, Apple.)
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    Default Re: Google Play store says the Samsung Gear live only works with Samsung phones.

    According to Samsung's website: The Gear Live can be paired with any Android device running Android 4.3 or higher for a truly connected and personal mobile experience.
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    Default Re: Google Play store says the Samsung Gear live only works with Samsung phones.

    Also, if you scroll down on the play store page for the Gear Live, it has a "requirements" section. That simply says any Smartphone running 4.3 or higher.

    I think Google probably let Samsung sneak in that "compatible with Samsung smartphones" just to appease them. Android Wear short-circuits a lot of Samsung development and stands to pose a threat to their market dominance. Samsung owns like 70+ percent of the smartwatch market.
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    Default Re: Google Play store says the Samsung Gear live only works with Samsung phones.

    I'm a bit torn...LG has the bigger battery, but the Samsung is nicer looking and has a HR monitor. Hmmmm.
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    Default Re: Google Play store says the Samsung Gear live only works with Samsung phones.

    Battery? Unless you're gonna sleep with it, just charge it at night. I'm not sure of the issues with watch batteries ...
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    Default Re: Google Play store says the Samsung Gear live only works with Samsung phones.

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Rob View Post
    I'm a bit torn...LG has the bigger battery, but the Samsung is nicer looking and has a HR monitor. Hmmmm.
    The Samsung watch display is AMOLED so whenever you have a black watch face on, it consumes way less power. I will wait for reviews but I won't be surprised if the Samsung watch has a better battery life despite the 25% smaller battery.
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    I DO sleep with my Gear 2 neo because it tracks my sleep. But a full charge takes less than an hour so thats no problem.
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    Default Re: Google Play store says the Samsung Gear live only works with Samsung phones.

    Interesting...think I'm gonna go with the Samsung.
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    Default Re: Google Play store says the Samsung Gear live only works with Samsung phones.

    When I go to Google play and type in Gear live I don't get anything. Where are you guys getting your information from?

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    Default Re: Google Play store says the Samsung Gear live only works with Samsung phones.

    Quote Originally Posted by dorrien12 View Post
    When I go to Google play and type in Gear live I don't get anything. Where are you guys getting your information from?

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    Are you trying to use the app or the mobile site? Devices only appear on the actual website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Spock View Post
    Are you trying to use the app or the mobile site? Devices only appear on the actual website.

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    Was trying thru the app....found it on the mobile website. Thnks!!!

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    Default Re: Google Play store says the Samsung Gear live only works with Samsung phones.

    Quote Originally Posted by dorrien12 View Post
    When I go to Google play and type in Gear live I don't get anything. Where are you guys getting your information from?

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    You have to visit the store on your computer and not on your phone/app.
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    Default Re: Google Play store says the Samsung Gear live only works with Samsung phones.

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Rob View Post
    You have to visit the store on your computer and not on your phone/app.
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