We Won't See LG Watch Style Debut At MWC

We Won't See LG Watch Style Debut At MWC

We Won't See LG Watch Style Debut At MWC

First, it allows more watch face customization. But the Style lacks LTE, GPS, and NFC, so there's no Android Pay option on this model. The always-on watch face can now be personalized with information and actions from your favorite apps, Google says. Google has also added Material Design for wearables which will make everything look more consistent and prettier alongside the rest of the Android ecosystem.

Along with voice dictation, you can now answer messages (across apps, including Facebook Messenger, Google Messenger or WhatsApp) with typing, handwriting, drawing an emoji, or a Smart Reply auto response feature.

LG Watch Sport has a Global Positioning System and heart-rate monitor, which the Watch Style lack.

As seen on Geekbench, LG Watch Sport comes with Android 7.1.1 OS, which is different from the expected 2.0 version. Smartwatch fans will also be interested to find out about the first major new version of Android Wear.

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At 42.3 x 45.7 x 10.79mm the LG Watch Style is the smallest Android Wear device yet. There is also an impressive P-OLED display used in this watch and the whole thing is IP8X rated for water resistance so should make training in all weather conditions worry-free.

The Sport is "Android Wear's most powerful watch", according to Google. It retails for US$249. Both the LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport are expected to be announced in February 9. It is a rugged looking device and is thicker in comparison with its partner. Both watches run on the new Qualcom Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, and both watches charge by sitting in wireless cradles. The update, which will roll out to more watches later this month, is a complete redesign of Google's smartwatch platform, bringing the Google Assistant and standalone apps to your wrist.

According to Pocket-Lint, a Best Buy employee allegedly took a snap of the smartwatch. The document shows the LG Watch Sport Shelf Display so we're assuming it's exclusive for AT&T. Availability will be expanded to carriers and retailers "across Canada, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom in the coming weeks". There have also been previous reports that ZTE is working on an Android Wear smartwatch that will feature LTE connectivity, with the device possibly being the ZTE Quartz.

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