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Samsung Gear Live release date set for July 7

The Samsung Gear Live release date has been confirmed, with the Android Wear powered smartwatch set to hit the UK on July 7.

Having been officially unveiled during the Google I/O keynote last night – an event which saw Android L announced – the Samsung Gear Live has now been dated and priced for launch.

As well as heading for a July 7 arrival, the Samsung Gear Live price has been officially set as £169, significantly cheaper than Samsung’s past smartwatch offerings.

With the Gear Live available for pre-order now through the Google Play Store, these launch plans will see the device land three days after and £10 more expensive than the rival LG G Watch.

However, this relatively affordable £169 price tag is significantly lower than the £300 the South Korean manufacturer charged for its original smartwatch offering, the Samsung Galaxy Gear, just last year.

Aside from its new Android Wear innards, the Samsung Gear Live looks to have been based heavily on the spec of the Tizen running Samsung Gear 2 Neo. The Gear Live even costs the same as the Neo.

Currently the only Android Wear smartwatch to boast an inbuilt heart rate monitor, the Samsung Gear Live sees its 1.63-inch square SuperAMOLED display feature a 320 x 320 pixel resolution.

Lining up at 8.9mm thick and just 59g in weight, the Gear Live’s specs sheet is further enhanced by a 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and a 300mAh battery which is said to offer just a single day’s charge at a time.

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