There have been rumors flying around the internet claiming that Google would be building two of their own in-house Android Wear smartwatches. Now, the latest report via VentureBeat is claiming that those smartwatches will instead be built by LG, and will be called the Watch Sport and Watch Style. Both of those would be launching around the same time as the release of Android Wear 2.0, which could be arriving as soon as February 9th.
That’s only just a couple short weeks away, and as that time is getting closer, a lot of the specifications have been leaking early. As a consequence, one of the smartwatches recently passed through the FCC with LTE capabilities on board. The report mentioned above also hinted at what the specs could be like for both of the smartwatches.
The Watch Sport would be offered in either titanium or dark blue color options, while the Watch Style would be offered in titanium, silver and rose gold color options. The Watch Sport would offer a 14.2mm thick case, a 1.38-inch round display with a resolution of 480 x 480, 746MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a decent 430mAh battery.
Moving onto the Watch Style, it would offer a 10.8mm thick case, a 1.2-inch round display with a resolution of 360 x 360, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a smaller 240mAh battery.
Both models will come with Bluetooth and WiFi support, with an IP68 rating for the Sport model and an IP67 rating for the Style. Google’s Assistant will also be on board, and as mentioned above, the Watch Sport would be the model that would support LTE connectivity. It would also gain GPS, NFC, and a heart rate sensor. Finally, both models will have a “Digital Crown” for a better UI experience while navigating through the Wear 2.0 update.
While pricing has not been unveiled yet, with the specifications that the Sport has, it seems as though that model will be the most expensive out of the two. We’ll know if all these specifications and more are true come February 9th, so stay tuned to TechDependent as we will update you when we get updates.