LG’s new smartwatches are here and come complete with the much-awaited Android Wear 2.0. The LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport both feature circular P-OLED displays, 4GB of storage, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivities, 1.1GHz Snapdragon Wear 2100, wireless charging and dust and water resistance. Spec-wise, that’s about all they share.
As you can probably tell by the name, the 1.38-inch screen LG Watch Sport is designed for fitness junkies, with a built-in gyroscope, accelerometer, barometer, and GPS sensors to keep track of your exercises and where you go during the workout. It also has LTE connectivity and NFC, which means it supports Android Pay. To power all of that, it’s got a larger RAM than the Style — 768MB to Style’s 512MB — and a 430mAh battery.
The LG Watch Style’s battery, on the other hand, comes in at 240mAh and has a slightly smaller screen at 1.20-inch. It’s also slightly thinner and comes in three color options we’ve come to expect with fashion-forward watches: titanium, rose gold, and silver. Straps are genuine leather. But the Style lacks LTE, GPS, and NFC, so there’s no Android Pay option on this model.
Android Wear 2.0 is also official as of today, but it’s only available on these two watches for now. Google says that it will come as an update to a host of existing Android Wear watches this year, but has not said exactly when it will be available for them.
The Wear Sport sells for $349 unlocked direct from Google or at AT&T and Verizon, while the smaller and less-equipped Wear Style is $249 ($279 for the rose gold version) at Best Buy or the Google Store. Both will be available starting on February 10th. Be sure to check out our in-depth review of both models and the top features coming to Android Wear 2.0!