Google and LG’s Watch Style and Watch Sport Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches to launch on 9th February

Last month, Google had confirmed that two Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches will arrive in Q1 2017. Now, according to a leak by popular tipster Evan Blass and a report by VentureBeat, the two smartwatches will be unveiled on 9th February and will start shipping in the U.S. the day after they are announced.

According to Evan Blass, the two Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches are made by LG and are named as ‘LG Watch Style’ and ‘LG Watch Sport’. Both the smartwatches will run Android Wear 2.0 and also come equipped with Google Assistant. Along with iOS compatibility, the two watches are also said to come with a digital crown button that serves to facilitate navigation.

The LG Watch Style will reportedly have a 1.2-inch circular display at a resolution of 360×360 and it will be 10.8mm thin. It will feature 512MB RAM, 4GB of storage space, 240mAh battery, IP67 water and dust resistance and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It will be available in titanium, silver and rose gold colour variants. The LG Watch Style is also said to come with swappable straps.

On the other hand, the LG Watch Sport is more of a flagship smartwatch, sporting a 1.38-inch circular display with a resolution of 480×480 and be 14.2mm thin. It will feature IP68 certification, 768MB RAM, 4GB of storage, a 430mAh battery, Wi-Fi, 3G, LTE and Bluetooth. The watch will also come equipped with GPS, NFC, a heart-rate monitor and Android Pay. It will be available in titanium and dark blue colour variants.

The Android Wear 2.0 will also be pushed out as an upgrade to select legacy watches already on the wrists of consumers. We will get to know more details on these smartwatches when they will be officially announced at the event. Stay tuned for more updates!


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