LG has just unveiled two brand new smartwatches: the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style. These two smartwatches are the first of their kind to run on Android Wear 2.0 – other Android Wear devices will receive the update sometime in the future.
Hardware-wise, the LG Watch Sport and Style share quite a bit of hardware. These include a circular P-OLED display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor clocked at 1.1GHz, 4GB of storage, dust and water resistance, as well as wireless charging.
However, that’s where the similarity ends: the LG Watch Sport – which is meant to appeal to fitness enthusiasts – is the higher-end smartwatch of the two. It has a bigger 1.38-inch display, 768MB of RAM, a 430mAh battery, as well as a slew of sensors and connectivity options – LTE, NFC, and even GPS. Thanks to the inclusion of these features, the Watch Sport supports Android Pay too.
As for the LG Watch Style, it’s basically a smaller wearable. It has a 1.20-inch display, less RAM at 512MB, as well as a smaller 240mAh battery. On top of that, the Watch Style also lacks LTE connectivity, NFC and GPS, meaning there’s no Android Pay support on this model.
But what the LG Watch Style lack in features is made up by its more affordable price tag: it retails from $249 (about RM1,105), while the Rose Gold model goes for $279 (approximately RM1,240). As for the LG Watch Sport, it costs $349 (around RM1,550). Both of these Android Wear 2.0 devices are now available in the US; it remains to be seen if these smartwatches will be brought into Malaysia officially.
(Source: The Verge)