LG, Google roll out Android Wear 2.0 watches

LG and Google officially unveil the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style sporting Android Wear 2.0 operating system that will be available in key markets in Europe and Asia via the Google Store and select retail stores in late February.

LG’s Sport and Style smartwatches are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and also the first watches running Android Wear 2.0, Google’s newest wearable OS. Both watches have the Google Assistant built-in, and the LG Watch Sport supports Android Pay with NFC technology. In addition, these two smart devices provide an improved user interface, enhanced messaging and advanced fitness features with Google Fit.


“LG and our partners at Google managed to include a tremendous number of innovative technologies into the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

“We have enjoyed working closely with LG Electronics to craft a deeply integrated hardware and software experience taking full advantage of the new features of Android Wear 2.0 with these new flagship watches,” said David Singleton, vice president of Android Engineering, Google.

Android Wear 2.0 brings the Google Assistant 1 to the wrist. Users can reply to a message, set a reminder, or ask for directions by holding the power button or saying “Ok Google”. With Google Fit, users can reach their fitness goals through activities tracking, strength training and coaching. User can also download their favorite apps directly from the on-watch Google Play Store.

Both the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style will be on display at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Spain from February 27 to March 2. Price and additional purchase details will be announced locally at the time of availability.