Android Wear 2.0 is expected to launch on February 9, but that update may not be the only big news that Google has to share on that day.
A new report claims that Google’s Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches will officially debut on February 9. That’s according to VentureBeat, who says that the watch will be made in partnership with LG and will be called the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style.
Both watches are expected to feature plastic OLED screens, though the LG Watch Sport is said to have a 1.38-inch 480x480 display, while the LG Watch Style will have a smaller 1.2-inch 360x360 display. The LG Watch Sport is said to have more RAM (768MB vs 512MB) and a larger battery (430mAh vs 240mAh). Another feature that’s unique to the LG Watch Sport will be 3G and LTE cellular connectivity, GPS, and NFC for Android Pay.
One feature that’s said to be shared across both smartwatches is a digital crown, similar to the one found on the Apple Watch. This crown will give users another way to navigate through the Android Wear UI, in addition to using the touchscreen.
Rounding out the feature sets of these two watches is 4GB of storage, Google Assistant, and water and dust resistance, though the Sport is expected to IP68 rated while the Style is IP67. That would mean that the Sport is a bit more water resistant than the Style. It’s also said that the Sport will include a heart rate sensor.
The LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style are expected to go on sale on February 10 in the US. There’s no word yet on how much they might cost.
As expected, these smartwatches sound like Nexus-style products, with Google partnering with a device maker to produce and market watches that best show off Android Wear 2.0. The fact that Google will be involved with them is sure to make the LG Watch Style and Sport two of the most interesting smartwatches to date, and if you’re in the market for a new wearable, it could be worth waiting for these two devices to launch before you make a purchase.