LG Watch Sport: AT&T, Verizon Confirms Price And Release Details
The Android Wear 2.0 powered LG Watch Sport was finally unveiled by the company as promised on Feb. 8, alongside the LG Watch Style.
The LG Watch Sport, which is the more expensive of the two smartwatches, will go up for preorder by the end of this week.
U.S. network operators Verizon Wireless and AT&T are both set to offer the LG Watch Sport and have shared the pricing and availability details of the smartwatch.
AT&T: Pricing and Availability
Come Feb. 10, AT&T will make available the smartwatch for preorder. The device will be available for purchase from the carrier's online and physical stores.
The LG Watch Sport will set consumers back by $49.99 if they buy it alongside the LG V20 or LG G5 smartphone on a two-year contract.
Alternately, the wearable can be purchased for $17.50 per month, for 20 months, as part of the carrier's Installment Plan. This works out to $350.
"LG Watch Sport's combination of Android Wear 2.0 and LTE connectivity with AT&T's NumberSync provides the features and mobility that customers demand. AT&T is the only U.S. carrier to offer a network-based solution that links your mobile number to your LG Watch Sport. NumberSync isn't a beta program. This is a fully developed service that customers can use for free," noted Jeff Bradley, the company's SVP, Device and Network Services Marketing.
Verizon: Pricing and Availability
Those in favor of choosing Verizon as their carrier need to be prepared to shell out $349.99 outright. Those looking to purchase the smartwatch on a two-year contract will need to shell out $329.99, which makes this pricing a tad cheaper than what AT&T is offering.
Consumers have the option of pairing the LG Watch Sport with an existing smartphone plan for which they need to shell out an additional $5 per month.
The LG Watch Sport will become available for preorder on the carrier's website soon.
"The LG Watch Sport will be available for pre-order online at Verizon starting Feb. 10 and will soon be available in stores for $329.99 with new two-year activation," notes the Verizon's announcement.
You can preorder the smartwatch from this link post Feb. 10.
LG Watch Sport Features
The LG Watch Sport features a 1.38-inch P-OLED touchscreen with a circular display and a resolution of 480 x 480. It houses 4GB of RAM and a 430 mAh battery. It supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE, GPS and NFC. It can be used for navigation and can also monitor one's heartbeat. The device also acts as an ambient light sensor.
It is both water and dust resistant (IP68 certified) and runs on Android Wear 2.0.