The wait is over, the new smartwatches which LG has produced in collaboration with Google are now official. Both LG Watch Sport and Watch Style have been launched officially and these are the first set of watches to have Android Wear 2.0 on board. This collaboration is not surprising as the Google in 2014 partnered with LG for the G Watch. Wearables is one of the areas in which Apple currently is taking the lead, other brands have fallen short in providing updated specs and features that the Apple Watch has and this is what Google will be addressing with Android Wear 2.0.
LG Watch Style
LG Watch Style in a compact smartwatch with an elegant design. Watch Style is 10.8 mm thick which is a little thinner than Huawei Watch, which is 11.3mm thick. The smartwatch is available in three different colors of silver, rose, gold and titanium. Users will have the option of swapping bands for the 18mm standard size.
LG Style Watch is powered by a Snapdragon Wear 21oo chipset, paired with a 512MB RAM and 4GB on internal storage. In addition a 240mAh battery powers the smartwatch and supports wireless charging. Watch Style also has IP67 water and dust resistant certification.
Watch Style has the Google Assistant on board which will assist users with different tasks. In addition, the rotating dial is the key feature of the smartwatch which will help the user flip through different applications and tasks. One would easily be able to navigate through task lists, contacts or fire up an app.
LG Watch Sport
LG Watch Sport packs power not only in terms of looks but also in what is present under the hood. Where LG Watch Style is all about looks, this smartwatch is all about feature and function. Aimed at a people who are looking for more in their smartwatch than just a decorative armband, this device checks all boxes. It is a rugged looking device and is thicker in comparison with its partner.
LG Watch Sport has a GPS and heart-rate monitor, which the Watch Style lack. Along with that users will also be able to make payments through their smartwatch through Android Pay as it has built-in NFC to support it. In addition, the first button on the side powers up the Android Pay app and the second one is for Google Fit app.
Users will also be able to make calls through the watch and it will support the same number as the device it is paired with. Just like Watch Style, Watch Sport is also powered by Snapdragon Wear 2100 with a 768MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The device offers Wi-fi connectivity, supports GPS, LTE and NFC functions. Watch Sport has IP68 water and dust resistance certification on board and supports wireless charging. It will be available in two colors of Titanium and Dark Blue.
Both LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport will go on sale on 10th February. LG Watch Style will reatil for $250 and LG Watch Sport for $350. The smartwatches in the start will be available in the USA, Canada, South Korea, Russia, UAE, Saudi Arabia Taiwan and UK. In some markets it will arrive in the coming weeks.
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