Report tips release and price range for LG's new Sport and Style smartwatches

LG has apparently taken to Korean media, and tipped that it is indeed launching a new Wear OS smartwatch, codenamed LM-W315, just as its recent passing by the FCC suggested. Now, we didn't get any press release just yet, but the timepiece will allegedly be official under LG's Sport and Style model name lines.

There were rumors about this one before, and they are seemingly confirmed, at least in the part that the wearable will feature a 1.2" display with carousel navigation. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 2100 platform for smart gizmos will be making it tick, as will 768MB RAM, and you get 4GB of internal memory - pretty goods as far as watches go. The new LG watch is said to be IP68-rated for water resistance, too.

Most of this stuff we had already heard, so what's new in the report? Well, cellular connectivity, GPS, and NFC are indeed not going to be present, but LG is still planning to ask $300-$400 for its upcoming timepieces, depending on the model. The watches are eventually going to be released in two colors, Aurora Black and Cloud Silver, and there is still plenty of time until the end of the month, so we should know more soon.

source: ETNews (translated)

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7 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1663; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Needs heart rate monitor & stainless Steel version or a no no.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7213; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The last one was steel as well. So most likely it will be steel again. The only OEM to add a premium price for steel is Apple. All others use steel as a regular material, and don't charge extra for a material like steel.

2. Deadeye37

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

No GPS and no NFC and still using the 2100 (not like they have a choice) and asking for the same price as the previous generation? Sounds like a step backwards for the same price.

3. Carlitos

Posts: 664; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Honestly, might as well get he year S2 at this point

4. TangoIndiaMike

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 16, 2017

Too expensive and not enough features for a new watch .....NFC is the only feature that will get me to buy a new Wear OS watch at this point

5. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

I haven't ever believed in a smart watch. They're just an accessory, an extension. But if the manufacturers succeed to add Blood Pressure sensor, then I'm sold.

7. Sparkxster

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

LG please delay these until the fall and use Qualcomm's new 3100 processor.

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