Well, the latest announcement of Android Wear 2.0 brings a range of new features and functionality to the smartwatch OS, giving it complete standalone capabilities.
Without making fans wait any longer, the search giant is partnering with LG in releasing together two new Android Wear 2.0 powered smartwatches – LG watch Sport and LG Watch Style.
Both the watches are available in a round-faced design which reflects elegance and strength.
LG Watch Sport
As we can make out from the name, the “Sport” variant of LG Watch features a robust and rugged body which is perfect for active people.
The Sport Edition of the LG Watch comes with GPS and heart-rate monitoring features with real-time tracking for all your fitness workouts.
The smartwatch also features a built-in NFC functions that enable users to make quick and easy wireless payments.
To give more immediate access to these features mentioned above, LG Watch Sport hosts two dedicated buttons. One button gives the quick-start access to Android Pay while the other button helps you gain access to Google Fit – a health and fitness tracking app.
The good thing about LG watch Sport is that it comes with cellular connectivity that allows it to function as a standalone smartwatch without the need of a smartphone.
The LG Watch Sport comes in two different shades of Dark Blue and Titanium coupled with a high-performance elastomer band.
LG Watch Style
This is more of a basic smartwatch from LG in comparison to the Sport Edition. With the LG Watch Style, the company has paid more attention to its looks.
The dial of the watch is round, and the display looks sharp and clear. The “rotating” dial is one of the key features of this smartwatch that allows users to scroll through the menu section quickly.
Pushing on the rotating dial will give you quick access to the app launcher and Google Assistant.
The LG Watch Style comes in three colors of titanium, rose gold and silver. To complement for the elegant round display, there are snap-and-swap bands with an 18mm standard size. You can choose between silicon bands and leather straps.
Pricing, Release Date, and Availability
The LG Watch will go on sale on the 10th of February on the Google Play Store.
The company has said that it will make the watches available in Canada, Russia, U.S. Taiwan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, U.K. and UAE in coming weeks.
The LG Watch Style comes at a price of $250 while the LG Watch Sports for $350.