Samsung Gear Live Up for Pre-Order in Australia, South Korea and Japan

The new smartwatch has been launched in additional territories

Samsung’s first Android Wear smartwatch, the Gear Live has been launched at the Google I/O 2014, but the initial rollout included only eight countries: Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, UK and the US.

In an odd move, Samsung didn't offer the watch in its home court – South Korea, but that’s not the case anymore. Samsung/Google has extended the availability of the device to include a bunch of new countries, most notably Australia, Japan and South Korea.

Over time, the Samsung Gear Live might be pushed to other territories but for the time being that’s all you’ll be getting.

For those unfamiliar with the Gear Live, the smartwatch is the first from the Samsung lineup to run Android Wear out of the box. The device comes with a 1.63-inch AMOLED screen with 320 x 320 pixel resolution and bundles a 1.2GHz processor fitted with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.

Unlike the LG G Watch that got unveiled at the same event, the Gear Live takes advantage of a heart rate monitor too.

Speaking of the LG G Watch, maybe you’d like to check our detailed comparison of the two smartwatches to get an idea on what you’re in for if you go for the Samsung Gear Live.

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