Google to announce LG Watch Sport and Watch Style Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches on February 9
Rumor has it that Google might release Android Wear 2.0 on February 9. The new version of the OS for wearable devices will be available to all those who own compatible smartwatches in early February.
Along with the Android Wear 2.0 announcement, Google is also said to unveil its first smartwatches powered by the new OS, which are built by LG, the Watch Sport and Watch Style.
While there's no mention of price yet, we do expect both LG smartwatches to go on sale in the United States on February 10. They will be available in other countries in the coming weeks, but LG will also showcase them at Mobile World Congress.
Specs-wise, the LG Watch Sport is the better geared. It sports a 1.38-inch OLED display with 480 x 480 pixel resolution, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a 430mAh battery.
On the other hand, the LG Watch Style features a smaller 1.2-inch OLED display that supports 360 x 360 pixels resolution, 512MB of RAM, 4GB internal memory, and a 240mAh battery.
Both smartwatches come with iOS compatibility and multiple connectivity options including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. However, the Watch Sport offers cellular connectivity (3G and LTE) as well, along with GPS and NFC (Near Field Communication), which allows users to take advantage of Android Pay.
LG Watch Sport and Watch Style come with deep Google Assistant integration, but the former also features heart rate sensor and “unthetered telephony with the same phone number as a user’s primary handset.” The former benefits from IP68 certification, while the latter has IP67 certification for water and dust resistance.
Another interesting piece of information revealed before the official announcement is the addition of a digital crown button that would allow for easier operating of the smartwatches.