LG reveal Watch Sport and Watch Style

LG reveal Watch Sport and Watch Style

LG has revealed the Watch Style for the fashion conscious and the Watch Sport for fitness fanatics. Both smartwatches were designed in collaboration with Google and show case Android Wear 2.0 which has also just launched. Some of the best new features include: a new darker design, standalone apps, better notifications, on screen keyboard, fitness challenges, Google Assistant, Google Play and more.

DesignLG Watch

The LG Watch Sport is the chunkier of the two measuring 45.4 x 51.2 x 14.2mm with a 0.18″ larger screen and rubberised fixed strap. It is also slightly more durable with 1P68 water protection compared to the Style’s 1P67 protection. There are three buttons to the right-hand side of the Watch Sport’s circular face, while an optical heart rate scanner sits underneath.

The LG Watch Style is smaller and slimmer, measuring in at 42.3 x 45.7 x 10.79mm and featuring an interchangeable Italian leather strap for a more premium look. Both watch’s feature stainless steel casing. The Sport is available in titanium and dark blue, while the style is available in Silver, Titanium and the much-loved trend – Rose Gold. There is only one central button on the right of the Style’s circular display and the bezels surrounding the screen are narrower than the Sport.

LG Sport & Style

Specs

Watch Sport

  • Full circle 1.38-inch OLED display
  • Android Wear 2.0
  • Nano-sim
  • Stainless Steel
  • 4GB, 768MB RAM
  • 430 mAh battery
  • 45.4 x 51.2 x 14.2mm
  • Titanium, Dark Blue
  • 1P68 water protection
  • Optional LTE connectivity within the strap
  • NFC and GPS
Watch Style

  • Full circle 1.2-inch OLED display
  • Android Wear 2.0
  • Stainless Steel
  • 4GB, 512 MB RAM
  • 240 mAh battery
  • 42.3 x 45.7 x 10.8 mm
  • Silver, Titanium, Rose Gold
  • 1P67 water protection

Both smartwatches feature Google Assistant and are thus the first wearable to ultilise Google’s take on Apple’s Siri. Using Google’s Assistant you’ll be able to take notes, send a text or email, set a timer or alarm or in the case of LG Sport, request a step count update or heart rate scan.

Overview

A huge bonus of the LG Watch Sport would have to be LTE connectivity. Using LTE you could stream music while you’re out and about and take calls if you put in a Nano-SIM, without the need for your phone. The Sport also has more RAM and a large battery. However, the Style is advertised as a cheaper alternative at $249 (around £199) compared to the Style at $349 (around £279). Check back at the blog for updates on the UK release and pricing.