After Nexus 5X, Google and LG are said to be partnering to develop Smartwatches – the Watch Style and Watch Sport which are going to run on Android Wear 2.0 OS. These LG smartwatches will be the first to have the updated 2.0 OS version of Android Wear.
According to famous leakerster Evleaks, the new wearable device will be made available in the U.S on February 10 the next day of the offical announcement, however, rollout in other nations may take a couple of months depending on priority. LG is likely to showcase these smartwatches at the MWC 2017 in next month in Barcelona.
The two models come in different sizes and colors. The Watch Style variant is 10.8mm thick and comes with a swappable strap while the Watch Sport variant is 14.2mm thick and comes in Titanium and Dark Blue shades.
LG Watch Sport is more premium among the two as it comes with a bigger watch face with 1.38-inch 480p display against 1.2-inch 360p display on the LG Watch Style. Apart from displays, the other significant difference lies includes battery capacity and RAM capacity. The Sport variant comes with slightly bigger 430 mAh battery compared to the 240 mAh one on the Style. Similarly, for better multi-tasking, the Sport watch houses 768MB RAM against 512MB in the Watch Style Watch. While the Watch Sport is IP68 certified, the Watch Style settles gets IP67 certification.
For the connectivity, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi options are offered on both but cellular data connectivity and NFC for the Android Pay is only limited to the Watch Sport variant. As per the render images, the watches are expected to feature a digital crown for navigation purpose. Both variants are said to feature the Google Assistant integration. Since Android Wear is iOS compatible, Apple folks won’t miss out on the Android Wear 2.0 OS features.