Wednesday, January 18, 2017

First Android Wear 2.0 Watch Revealed: Google and LG’s to unvail Watch Sport and Watch Style

Earlier yesterday, Evan Blass (a.k.a @evleaks) said that the delayed Android Wear 2.0 is finally going to launch on February 9, but now he's back with a boatload of details about Google's much-rumored flagship smartwatches for the platform. Like we've heard before, it turns out that these won't be Pixel branded, and in fact they don't even seem to be Google co-branded.

They only appear to carry LG's name, Google teamed up with LG in a Nexus-style partnership to produce the first devices powered by Android Wear 2.0, the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style. As reported way back in July by Androidpolice .

The LG Watch Sport will come with a 1.38-inch 480x480 circular plastic OLED touchscreen, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a 430mAh battery. It will have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G, GPS, and NFC radios. It will also feature a heart rate sensor, and IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. It will be 14.2mm thick and will come in titanium and dark blue color option.

On the other hand, the LG Watch Style will support swappable straps, and its color options will be Titanium, silver, and Rose Gold. The 3G, 4G, GPS, NFC and heart rate monitor would be missing, so hopefully it will at least be cheap. Its IP67 certification for water and dust resistance is also a step down from the Watch Sport's.

The Style will be smaller too, with a 1.2-inch 360x360 round P-OLED display panel. Except for the 4GB of storage, its other specs are downgrades compared to the Sport, as it only has 512MB of RAM and a 240 mAh battery. This watch will be thinner, though, coming at 10.8mm on that measurement.

Both watches have a digital crown button that aids navigation, and they both come with handwriting recognition. The Google Assistant is also integrated. The two companies will team up to  unveil these smartwatches on February 9 at an event for the platform’s official launch and begin selling them in the U.S. from 10th February. The rollout will continue to other parts of the world through February and March.
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