Google and its hardware partner LG are expected to announce two new Android Wear 2.0 based smartwatches on February 9. The smartwatches named LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style will be the first wearables to run Android Wear 2.0 and support Google Assistant. While the renders of the smartwatches have leaked in the past, a new rumour suggests LG Watch Sport will be priced at $349 while Watch Style will retail for $249.
LG Watch Sport and Watch Style will be the first watches designed in a Nexus-like collaboration with Google. LG Watch Sport is expected to be bigger in dimension compared to LG Watch Style. The Watch Sport is expected to sport a 1.38-inch circular display with a resolution of 480x480 pixels. The smartwatch will offer 768MB RAM and house a 430mAh battery. On the other hand, the Watch Style is expected to feature a smaller 1.2-inch display with 360x360 pixel resolution, 512MB RAM and 240mAh battery.
The Watch Sport will undercut Watch Style with added connectivity features like LTE, NFC, GPS and a heart monitor. LG Watch Sport will be one of the first smartwatches to support Google's Android Pay feature.
LG Watch Sport and Watch Style are rumoured to be IP67 water and dust resistant. With Android Wear 2.0, Google is trying to make its wearable devices work standalone without the need for a tethered smartphone. At $349, LG Watch Sport will compete with the recently introduced Apple Watch Series 2 with nylon strap.