1. goober84's Avatar
    Anyone else see that the Gear says it's only available for Samsung phones running Android 4.3 jelly bean or higher?

    Posted via Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Google Play store says the Samsung Gear live only works with Samsung phones.-109331.jpg  
    06-25-2014 06:44 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Major fail. Abbbbbsolutely pointless.
    06-25-2014 06:55 PM
  3. YAYTech's Avatar
    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.)
    Aquila likes this.
    06-25-2014 07:20 PM
  4. T-Rob's Avatar
    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.
    06-25-2014 11:32 PM
  5. theduder's Avatar
    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.
    06-26-2014 07:54 AM
  6. T-Rob's Avatar
    I'm a bit torn...LG has the bigger battery, but the Samsung is nicer looking and has a HR monitor. Hmmmm.
    06-26-2014 08:37 AM
  7. dsignori's Avatar
    Battery? Unless you're gonna sleep with it, just charge it at night. I'm not sure of the issues with watch batteries ...
    06-26-2014 11:49 AM
  8. VSG28's Avatar
    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.
    MasterElwood likes this.
    06-26-2014 12:03 PM
  9. MasterElwood's Avatar
    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.
    collett likes this.
    06-26-2014 12:10 PM
  10. T-Rob's Avatar
    Interesting...think I'm gonna go with the Samsung.
    06-26-2014 01:13 PM
  11. dorrien12's Avatar
    When I go to Google play and type in Gear live I don't get anything. Where are you guys getting your information from?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using AC Forums mobile app
    06-26-2014 04:46 PM
  12. Aquila's Avatar
    When I go to Google play and type in Gear live I don't get anything. Where are you guys getting your information from?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using AC Forums mobile app
    Are you trying to use the app or the mobile site? Devices only appear on the actual website.

    Nexus through spacetime.
    06-26-2014 04:53 PM
  13. dorrien12's Avatar
    Are you trying to use the app or the mobile site? Devices only appear on the actual website.

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

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using AC Forums mobile app
    06-26-2014 10:38 PM
  14. T-Rob's Avatar
    When I go to Google play and type in Gear live I don't get anything. Where are you guys getting your information from?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using AC Forums mobile app
    You have to visit the store on your computer and not on your phone/app.
    06-26-2014 10:39 PM
  15. dorrien12's Avatar
    You have to visit the store on your computer and not on your phone/app.
    Thnks

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using AC Forums mobile app
    06-26-2014 10:39 PM

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