Published: Thu, February 09, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Lula West

LG Watch Style Doesn't Know Style

LG Watch Style Doesn't Know Style

First, it allows more watch face customization. It would include two buttons to launch Google Fit and Android Pay. New watch faces boast "Complications", miniature widgets for notifications and shortcuts for apps that put upcoming calendar appointments, fitness goal progress, and more at a glance.

Last month, Google released the fifth and final Android Wear 2.0 developer preview build.

Google says the devices will be available starting this Friday, February 10th.

LG Watch Style does not have NFC, GPS, a heart rate sensor, or a barometer. Expect to see this model and the LG Watch Sport on February 8 at the Android Wear 2.0 launch event.

Both devices come with a rotating side button for quick navigation, which users can turn to read messages or scroll through menus. Hence it reportedly makes sense for ZTE to launch a smartwatch with advanced features. In fact, tomorrow is the day scheduled for the unveiling of the LG Watch Style and Watch Sport, along with of course the Android Wear 2.0 making its final debut.

The 1.39-inch AMOLED display is fitted into the metal casing. 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. It is available in three different metallic finishes and connects to interchangeable 18 mm leather or silicone bands.

Style and sport are more or less the same with the difference of a few key features and $100 of monetary value.

Aside from ensuring the watch functions on its own, Android Wear 2.0 promises a much better connectivity with handsets. It retails for US$249. After we heard about LG and Huawei's Android Wear 2.0-compatible watches are on their way, ZTE's Quartz Android Wear smartwatch has now been revealed in a leaked image. Moreover, the platform now supports LTE connections, opening the door to more watches with standalone service. It is a rugged looking device and is thicker in comparison with its partner. It has a 430 mAh battery with wireless charging.

The LG Watch Sport will cost $349 in the United States (around £280). While the LG Watch Sport comes with IP68 certification, the Wear24 has IP67 certification, same as the LG Watch Style, it can stay upto 3.3 feet under water for 30 minutes.

Both watches will be coming to carriers and retailers across the globe, including the UK, Canada, South Korea, South Africa, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Taiwan in the coming weeks. The new software update and the new smartwatches come with a series of new features such as Google Assistant integration and NFC for Android Pay.

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