Google Partners With LG To Release Two New Smartwatches

Jan 21, 2017 11:06 PM EST | JP Olvido

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Google has confirmed the launching of two new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches within the first quarter of this year. It has been recently made known that the tech giant has partnered with LG to produce the smartwatches.

Google and LG partner up to produce two smartwatches. The tech giant has confirmed a partnership with LG for two new smartwatches that will run on Android Wear 2.0 that will be launched in the first quarter of this year. The two smartwatches are named LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style. Both smartwatches will be unveiled on February 9 as part of the official launch of the new Android Wear 2.0 operating system.

Both smartwatch models will feature round OLED displays, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The LG Watch Sport, however, will carry higher specs such as a larger and higher resolution screen and larger battery capacity and RAM allocation. In addition, the LG Watch Sport will support 3G and 4G data connectivity, GPS, and NFC for Android Play purposes as well as a heart rate sensor. The Sport will be capable of independent telephony functions.

The LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style will be both water-resistant and dust-resistant. The Sport will have an IP68-rating while the Style, an IP67. A digital crown will be used on both models for navigation purposes. This is in addition to standard touchscreen display capabilities.

As far as hardware is concerned, the Sport will be 14.2mm thick and available in titanium and dark blue. The Style, on the other hand, will be slimmer at 10.8mm and will come in titanium, rose gold, and silver.

Aside from the two new LG smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0, Google will be rolling out the new operating system to older Android smartwatches such as the Moto 360 sport, LG Watch Urbane, Polar M600, Casio Smart Outdoor Watch, Nixon Mission, Tag Heuer Connected, Fossil Q Wander, Huawei Watch, Asus ZenWatch 2, and the Michael Kors Access Bradshaw Smartwatch.

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