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LG Watch Style vs Watch Sport: The Difference Between The Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatches

11 February 2017, 7:25 am EST By Vincent Lanaria Tech Times
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Google has finally released Android Wear 2.0, and along with it came the LG Watch Style and Watch Sport, two of the first smartwatches to be powered by the latest OS.

Now that the pair is starting to hit the shelves, consumers in the market for a wearable are probably racking their brains over which one to pick up.

To help ease the entire process, here's a quick comparison that shows the differences between the both of them, from price and availability to specs and design.

Design: Watch Style For Elegance, Watch Sport For The Outdoors

First off, the Watch Sport is targeted at users who "enjoy dynamic, athletic lifestyles," LG says. Measuring at 14.2 mm, it's the more rugged-looking smartwatch out of the two, coming in either Titanium or Dark Blue with plastic straps, which can't be replaced because they're filled with antennas, according to Android Police.

Meanwhile, the Watch Style is the elegant variant that's made to fit right in at fancy events, featuring a 10.79 mm thin body. It's available in Silver, Titanium, and Rose Gold, and it comes with interchangeable genuine Italian leather bands.

Specs: Watch Sport Features Need More Power Under The Hood Than Watch Style

Considering that the Watch Sport is packed with more features — LTE capability, slightly larger display, and a speaker — it shouldn't be that surprising that it houses more powerful components.

Similarities across the board, the two smartwatches have Snapdragon Wear 2100, 4 GB of storage, and a mic.

Now, the Watch Sport has a 1.38-inch P-OLED display with a 480 x 480 resolution and 348 ppi, a 430 mAh battery, 768 MB of RAM, 3G and 4G connectivity, IP68 dust and water resistance, and a speaker.

On the other hand, the Watch Style has a 1.2-inch P-OLED display with a 360 x 360 resolution and 299 ppi, a 240 mAh, 512 MB of RAM, and IP67 dust and water resistance.

Regarding sensors, they both have an ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and gyro, and on top of those, only the Watch Sport offers a barometer, PPG, and GPS.

Just to be clear, they support Android Pay and run on Android Wear 2.0, and by extension, that means they offer Google Assistant.

Price And Availability: Where To Buy The Watch Sport And Watch Style

The Titanium Watch Sport is already available at Verizon for $379.99 or $329.99 under a two-year contract or at AT&T starting at $249.99 with a plan. Aside from the Titanium variant, the Dark Blue Watch Sport is up for grabs at the Google Store for $349.

The Titanium and Silver Watch Style are for sale at Best Buy and the Google Store for $249.99, while the Rose Gold model has a $279.99 price tag.

With all said and done, are you excited to pick up one of the two Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches from LG and Google? If so feel free to hit us up in the comments section below and let us know, especially whether you're going to nab the Watch Sport or Watch Style.

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