Google-powered LG Watch Style & Watch Sport launched at $249 & $349 respectively

By : |February 9, 2017 0

Since last year, LG and Google have been making a lot of buzz around Android Wear 2.0. Well, the latest news is, they are finally here!

In an attempt to make the long wait ‘worth it‘, Google’s Android Wear 2.0 operating system is launched on two brand new smartwatches, namely LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style. The new watches will start rolling out in the US from February 10 via the Google Store and select retail stores such as Best Buy. The Watch Sport will be made available at Verizon and AT&T stores as well.

The LG Watch Style has been priced at $249, and the Watch Sport has been priced at $349.

                                 

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Both the smartwatches feature a plastic OLED display. The LG Watch Sport is fixed with a 1.38-inch 480×480 pixels resolution display with pixel density of 348ppi while the LG Watch Style features a smaller 1.2-inch 360×360 pixels resolution display with pixel density of 299ppi. Powered by 1.1GHz Snapdragon Wear 2100 processors, both the smartwatches feature a rotatable digital crown that can be used to interact with the Android Wear 2.0 user interface.

CIOL Google-powered LG Watch Style and Watch Sport launched at $249 and $349 respectively

The LG Watch Sport, which is “Android Wear’s most powerful watch yet” according to Google, is 14.2mm thick and will be available in Titanium and Dark Blue colour options while the Style is 10.8mm thick and comes in Titanium, Silver, and Rose Gold colour options.

Android Wear 2.0 also brings a redesigned user interface. With just one swipe you can tweak and customise the information that you want to see on screen, and remove the unnecessary bits. Based on the events or location, you can even customise the watch face with Android Wear 2.0.

Navigation and notification will now look simpler with Android Wear 2.0. With one tap, you can choose to reply from a cumulated list of answers.

Both the smartwatches are beefed up with features such as Android Pay, LTE connections, and improved Google Assistant.

With Google Assistant’s integration, you can search, call an Uber, or add a reminder, all from your smartwatch. Just say ‘OK Google’, or long press the power button to activate it.

Eliminating the need to carry a phone to download apps, Android Wear 2.0 will help you to download apps on your smartwatch but not all; many Android Wear 2.0 apps still need Android phone app support.
Android Wear 2.0 also supports Android Pay, which allows users to transfer money with just one tap.

With particular transaction limit, Android Pay works with a smartphone as well as Internet connection. Users need to fill the credit card information, as Android Pay is a standalone app. You can add multiple cards with a lock screen for added security.

This is all for now. If you have already purchased an Android Wear watch in the past, wait for few days, these features will reach your wrist soon.

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