LG launches world’s first smartwatches with Google’s Android Wear 2.0 OS in America
LG and Google today unveiled world’s first smartwatches – LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style with Google’s newest wearable OS – Android Wear 2.0 in America.The LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor for next-gen wearables, have the Google Assistant built-in, and the LG Watch Sport supports Android Pay with NFC technology. The two LG smart watches provide an improved user interface enhanced messaging and advanced fitness features with Google Fit.
Android Wear 2.0 brings the Google Assistant to the wrist. Users can reply to a message, set a reminder, or ask for directions by holding the power button or saying “Ok Google”. With Google Fit, users can reach their fitness goals through activities tracking, strength training and coaching. User can also download their favorite apps directly from the on-watch Google Play Store.
The LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style feature circular displays with a rotating side button for easy and convenient navigation. Users can turn the button with a finger to read messages or scroll through the app menu and notification. Customizable watch faces allow up to eight complications so users can see important information at glance.
The LG Watch Sport is a truly standalone, full-featured intelligent watch designed for users who enjoy dynamic, athletic lifestyles. The new LG Watch Sport feature 4G LTE connectivity and a range of independent features that makes it virtually phone-free. It can run apps without a phone and features built-in GPS, a useful feature for runners and athletes. And with support for Android Pay, users can make payments by simply tapping their wrist to the reader.
The LG Watch Sport offers a bright 1.38-inch full circle P-OLED display and features a body constructed of 316L grade stainless steel, Gorilla Glass and a durable thermoplastic polyurethane band with a dust and water resistance rating of IP68. The LG Watch Sport features a photoplethsmogram (PPG) sensor to accurately track the wearer’s heart rate during both rest and exercise.
The LG Watch Style is a small, slim, and stylish accessory designed for urbanites who seek chic looks with the practicality of a smartwatch. The new LG Watch Style offers all the conveniences in an attractive design and three striking colors: silver, titanium and rose gold. Its interchangeable snap-and-swap bands permit users to customize the watch to suit their mood or wardrobe.
The LG Watch Style with its 10.79mm thick case is slim enough to fit under any sleeve and its IP67 rating gives wearers the peace of mind even in the rain. LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style begin their global rollout in the United States starting February 10th and will be followed by key markets in Europe and Asia via the Google Store and select retail stores later this month. Price and additional purchase details will be announced locally at the time of availability.