The smartwatch was announced Wednesday and was available to pre-order at Google Play Store the same day and it run Google’s Android Wear operating system. Android Wear is an operating system by Google crafted specifically for smartwatches and other wearbles and was first unveiled in March this year.
Samsung is one of the first gadget manufactures to introduce a smartwatch based on the operating system. Even though there had been no official statements from Samsung about the release or announcement of the smartwatch or it’s specs before the opening of the conference, it was expected to have very much similar features with that of the previous Samsung wearables.
Now that the specs has been released, we know what features and functionalists are that come with the gadget.
Some of the features that come with the smartwatch include Google Voice, Hangouts and other Google services other than Google Now, which is the main feature of this phone. In addition to that, the wearable also comes by default with other features including Heart Rate Monitor, SMS and Email notification feature, and others.
To review the its performances, the gadget has 1.2 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 4GB internal memory storage. It has a display size of 1.63″ and weighs 59 grams.
Samsung’s first version of smartwatch was the Galaxy Gear and run Android operating system. But it consumed too much battery. Therefore, Samsung switched from Android to it’s own operating system called the Tizen on it’s subsequent releases of smartwatches i.e. the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit.
A few weeks before the opening of the conference, LG and Motorolla were also companies that were expected to reveal their first smartwatches based on the Android Wear operating system at the conference, which they did. G Watch and Moto 360 were the new Android Wear based smartwatches by LG and Motorolla respectively.
Google I/O is a two days’ developer conference in San Fransisco. Starting from the year 2008, it has been held annually and this year’s conference was held from June 25th to June 26th.