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Google and LG’s Android Wear 2.0 watches have leaked

With launch of Android Wear 2.0 imminent (on February 9th), it’s about time we see leaks about what the first smartwatches running the new update will look that.

Google will be launching two new smartwatches built by LG and running Android Wear 2.0. The two new watches will be called the LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport.

Famed leaker Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) has some image of the what the LG Watch Style will look like.

As for the specs of the new watches, both will have plastic OLED touch sensitive displays and 4GB of internal storage. The Watch Sport will have a larger and higher-res screen at 1.38-inches and a resolution of 480 x 480. Meanwhile the Watch Style will have a 1.2-inch display and a 360 x 360 resolution. Both watches are water and dust resistant but at slightly different certifications (IP68 for the Sport and IP67 for the Style).

LG Sport (Left) and LG Style (Right) Source: TechnoBuffalo
LG Sport (Left) and LG Style (Right) Source: TechnoBuffalo

The Sport will also have 768MB of RAM while the Style will have 512MB. The Sport will also have a larger battery at 430mAh while the Style gets a 240mAh battery. Both watches will have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth but the Sport will have cellular connectivity (3G and LTE support) as well as GPS and NFC (for support for Android Pay). The Sport will also have a heart rate sensor.

LG Style in silver (top) and rose gold (bottom).  Source: @evleaks
LG Style in silver (top) and rose gold (bottom). Source: @evleaks

Both the Sport and Style will also have a digital crown to help navigate the watches and Android Wear 2.0 will also bring better iOS compatibility (since more features can run on the watch itself rather than relying on a phone connection). The Google Assistant will also be integrated into the new watches.

As for pricing for the new watches, the Style is expected to retail for around $249 USD and about $349-400 USD for the Sport.

Source: TechnoBuffaloVentureBeat via Android Police


By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is a talented and versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more. He started TheCanadianTechie back in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”.

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