LG and Google will officially unveil the world’s first smartwatches to come preloaded with the Android Wear 2.0 operating System. LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style begin their global rollout in the United States in February and will be followed by key markets in Europe and Asia via the Google Store and selected retail stores later this month.
The LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style, powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 2100 processor for next-gen wearables, are the first watches running Android Wear 2.0, Google’s newest wearable OS. Both watches have the Google Assistant built-in, and the LG Watch Sport supports Android Pay™ with NFC technology. In addition, these two smart devices 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. Android Wear 2.0 improves the messaging experience on the watch. Users can now handwrite or swipe on a keyboard to respond, or choose a response generated by Smart Reply, powered by Google’s machine learning technology.
Both the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style will be on display at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Spain from February 27 to March 2.
Price and additional purchase details will be announced locally at the time of availability. For more information, please visit www.lg.com/sg.