Verizon and AT&T reveal LG Watch Sport prices



Google and LG today announced two new smartwatches - the LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport, both running Android Wear 2.0. Only the Watch Sport will be available via US carriers, and we now know just how much it's going to cost.

Verizon and AT&T will both start selling the LG Watch Sport later this week, on February 10. On Verizon, you'll be able to get the smartwatch for $379.99 outright, or $329.99 with a 2-year contract agreement. On AT&T, the device will be available for $17.50 per month over 20 months with an AT&T Installment Plan, or for $49.99 with a 2-year agreement when an LG G5 or V20 smartphone is purchased on AT&T Next.

The LG Watch Sport has built-in LTE connectivity, thus letting you make and receive calls without needing a smartphone. Of course, you can pair the watch at any time with a smartphone or a tablet, as long as these run at least Android 4.3, or iOS 9.

Offering a 1.38-inch circular display with 480 x 480 pixels, the LG Watch Sport features a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, GPS, NFC (for Android Pay), heart rate monitor,
and Google Fit integration. It's also got 768 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory, and a 430 mAh battery. Overall, the LG Watch Sport seems to be the most capable and powerful Android Wear smartwatch to date. Let us know if you're planning to buy one!


sources: Verizon, AT&T

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14 Comments

1. jellmoo

Posts: 2660; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

OMG are they serious???

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's overpriced.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7601; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

A smart watch that is really overpriced, and does a lot less is the Apple watch. This smart watch not only supports Android and iOS smartphones, but it can also be truly a standalone watch. It even has LTE, GPS, and a heart rate monitor, as well as wifi, Bluetooth, and the regular accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass. It's display is the highest resolution display of any smart watch. Plus it's a stainless steel casing.

12. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Translation: It's overpriced.

14. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

So by your logic the Gear S3 Classic is an overpriced 'smart' watch, since it can't function very well without being tethered to a phone.

3. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Welp.. that watch is an instant fail. WAY too expensive. Plus.. holy fat watches!

5. Feanor

Posts: 1420; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Find me a thinner or cheaper LTE smartwatch... I mean, people, do some research before you write every random thought that comes to your minds...

6. epic_ninja420

Posts: 133; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Who cares if there is a thinner or cheaper option, thats the problem they are all over priced. I have a Gear Fit2 and the only reason I got it was because its was less than $100 new and came with a wireless fast charge base. $350 plus a monthly data plan on the Death Star or Verizon is stupid. Id say max 200 for wifi and 250 for LTE on any android smartwatch. Apple can charge more because people believe its a more premium product and they advertise it as such but they are just as overpriced.

7. Feanor

Posts: 1420; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

How can you judge how much a product should cost if not by comparing it to its competition? I can randomly also say that I want a high end smartphone to cost $100 and give people a good lough... There is no other smartwatch that has all the sensors, connectivity options and technology packed into this LG Watch Sport for less, and that's that.

8. dnomadic

Posts: 443; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I personally think it is well priced, given the price of single function fitness devices and similarly featured tech. Will I buy it...No, but that's only because there is not a T-Mobile version, so on my birthday (Friday) I will be grabbing the Gear S3.

13. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

You should be able to get the att version and use it on tmobile. That's what I did with the Urbane 2nd edition LTE and it worked just fine.

4. Joosty

Posts: 491; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

You gotta be dumb as a rock to pay these prices haha.

9. cuppacappachino

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

I don't really understand the "Too Expensive" outrage. Its 75% of the way to a full on smart phone that is small enough to pass as a watch on your wrist. The components aren't going to be cheap. This is in no way more overpriced than premium handsets are when they come out and while yes they also get criticized for their pricing it never seems to be to the extent that this and last year's LTE capable watches were. Don't forget this will take and make calls, texts, and gives full access to Google assistant by itself and on Verizon at least it only costs 1/4 what a smartphone line costs. Frankly if this works as well as it should I could see myself having a smartwatch and a tablet and foregoing the smartphone entirely in the near future. So yes at half the price of a premium smartphone for everything it offers this device is priced exactly where I would have expected it.

10. epic_ninja420

Posts: 133; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

so you can make unlimited calls, texts and have a data plan on this smart watch for a 4th of what a smartphone plan costs? I doubt that....even if that is the case, how long is that watch going to last before it dies? Most of them dont use a standard charger so you will have to buy and carry around a bulky charger and take the watch on and off a few times a day to charge?

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