LG Watch Sport and Watch Style Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches appear in blurry press photos


We're probably about one week away from the official launch of the Android Wear 2.0, and we have a set of pictures showing two of the smartwatches that will run the new OS for wearable devices.

The LG Watch Sport and Watch Style will be unveiled on February 9, alongside Android Wear 2.0, but they will hit the shelves a few days later. Google and LG have partnered to launch these smartwatches, which will feature deep Google Assistant integration.

Even though the leaked press renders are clearly low-res, at least we're offered a good enough look on what's to come. As mentioned in our previous report, both smartwatches will feature crown buttons, but the LG Watch Sport seems to pack a two additional buttons.

Obvious from the pictures is the fact that the LG Watch Sport is slightly bigger than the Watch Style. This comes in line with the latest rumors that claim the former features a 1.38-inch display (480 x 480 pixels), whereas the latter has a smaller 1.2-inch (260 x 360 pixels) screen.

It's also worth noting that we're offered a view on the titanium color version of the LG Watch Sport, and rose gold variant of the LG Watch Style. The larger smartwatch will also be available in dark blue, while the smaller one will come in titanium and silver.


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8 Comments

1. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

The design is a bit neutral. It's a bit like a "reference" design, similar to Nexus philosophy. I'm a bit disappointed, I think the Casio Pro Trek smartwatch looks much better, and the future TAG Heuer smartwatch will probably wipe the floor with this LG as a design piece. However, almost certainly none of them will have the same advanced tech, I expect no LTE or "digital crown" from either of those. With Android Wear you seem to be getting either the full package in a geeky, tech design or a proper design for your wrist, but from watch companies that don't push the tech package. Still better though than Apple Watch which looks both geeky and not particularly tech savvy either. The Samsung Gear S3 is a lot better than the Apple Watch in both fronts but still not as great looking as e.g. the Tag Heuer.

2. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

There is any information about exchangeable bands on bigger model?

3. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I doubt. Usually in LTE enabled watches, the antenna is hidden inside the strap. It was like that in the two previous LG LTE smartwatches. This is also why the strap is so tightly fixed to the body.

4. surethom

Posts: 1691; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

If it's true that the style does not have a heart rate monitor then that's a stupid decision & it deserves not to sell well., the sport is just way to thick for most.

5. nh1402

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

The digital crown is not the way they should have gone with watch control, they should have followed the nest's approach or the rotating bezel on the Samsung watches. Copying Apple is disgusting, especially on the watch, which uses it in the most unintuitive way possible.

6. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Guys, please think a bit first. Android Wear is a software platform used by many. You cannot make a rotating bezel a prerequisite for all Android Wear watch makers, that would limit incredibly the design possibilities. A digital crown on the contrary is a feature that could be found on most watches.

7. Kohai

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 04, 2010

Í´m afraid that the rotating bezel for controlling a smart watch is patented by Samsung so do not expect to it to be in any other brand any time soon.

8. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Come on guys. Be serious. Can you have a rotating bezel on a square watch? No. Can you have a rotating bezel on a watch with almost no bezel like the Motorola Moto 360? Probably not. You cannot expect Android Wear to support rotating bezels, it would limit all smartwatches of the world in one basic design.

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