Google and LG Will Launch Watch Sport, Watch Style With Android Wear 2.0 on February 9

BY Evan Selleck

Published 17 Jan 2017

Earlier today, a tweet from Evan Blass pointed to February 9 as the launch date for Android Wear 2.0.

Now, a few more key details have surfaced, including the name and specifications for those upcoming smartwatches set to launch in the early part of 2017. Google has already confirmed those flagship smartwatches are on the way, and now, thanks to marketing materials obtained by VentureBeat, the important details may have found their way online.

Namely, Google will be teaming up with LG to launch Google’s flagship smartwatches, both of which will launch with Android Wear 2.0 preinstalled. Those devices will be unveiled on February 9, as previously rumored, and they will reportedly become available to buy the following day. LG will also be promoting the smartwatches at its Mobile World Congress booth, which begins on February 27.

The Watch Sport will be the high-end flagship of the two watches. It will measure in at 14.2 millimeters. It will feature a round plastic OLED display, which will feature a 1.38-inch touch screen, and a resolution of 480×480. The Watch Sport will have a heart rate sensor, NFC support for Android Pay, and 4G-connectivity as well. It will be available in titanium and dark blue color schemes.

The Watch Sport will also boast 768MB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage, with a battery measured in at 438mAh. It will be IP68-rated for water- and dust-resistance.

The Watch Sport, however, will boast swappable bands, and it will be available in rose gold, silver, and titanium. It will have a 1.2-inch round plastic OLED touch screen, which has a resolution of 360×360. The battery will be measured in at 240mAh, and it will have 512MB of RAM with 4GB of built-in storage. It won’t have NFC support or cellular-connectivity. It will be 10.8 millimeters thin.

Both smartwatches will have a Digital Crown on the side, which can help with navigation. The watches will also support handwriting recognition.

No word on pricing just yet, but at least there’s a date to look forward to.

[via VentureBeat]