While not exactly the best-kept secret, Google and LG's collaborative smartwatch effort was fully announced today with the detailing of the Watch Style and Watch Sport. Pretty much every rumor you've heard from us and others to date was on point here, so a lot of this is going to be rehash, but we'll go through the motions.

First, the details you'll want if you're a prospective buyer: Both watches go on sale on February 10th in the United States. Both will be on the Google Store, where you'll be able to get the Watch Style for $249 ($279 for rose gold), and the Watch Sport - including a Google Store exclusive blue version - for $349. Additionally, the Watch Style will be sold at Best Buy, while the the Watch Sport will be available at AT&T and, later, Verizon stores. Pricing for the watches may vary slightly if you're buying from a carrier.

Outside the US, both models will be available in Canada, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, UAE, and the UK in "the coming weeks." Pricing for international markets was not provided.

Watch Style


The Watch Style, in Silver

The Watch Style is the entry-level model of the two, offering a slim 10.2mm profile (well, slim for a smartwatch) with relatively bare-bones features. There's Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a digital crown, ambient light sensor, swappable mode bands, and... that's it. You get LG's superb P-OLED display panel, of course, and Android Wear 2.0 with Google Assistant. But there's no NFC, GPS, LTE, heart rate sensor, or speaker on the Style - this watch is fashion, not feature, forward. It is at least IP67 rated, so there's that. Specifications follow.


Device LG Watch Style
Price (US) $249 ($279 for rose gold)
Dimensions 42.3x45.7.10.79mm
Chipset 1.1GHz Snapdragon Wear 2100
OS Android Wear 2.0
Display 1.2" P-OLED (360x360, 299PPI) with Gorilla Glass 3
Material 316L stainless steel, plastic
Straps "Italian Genuine" leather
Storage 4GB
Battery 240mAh with wireless charging
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Sensors Accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light
Colors Silver, Titanium, Rose Gold
Ruggedization IP67

Watch Sport


The Watch Sport, in Dark Blue

The Watch Sport is what I will lovingly refer to as the "kitchen sink" model between the two, as it includes allthethings.jpg. LTE, GPS, NFC, PPG (heart rate), Wi-Fi, a barometer, speaker, two secondary buttons plus the digital crown, and a bigger, denser display. The Sport is also far from svelte (I've used it, it's definitely not a... dainty wearable), and the looks don't exactly scream "a watch for everybody." It's also IP68 rated, so you can take this thing in the pool. Specs are below.



Device LG Watch Sport
Price (US) $349
Dimensions 45.4x51.21x142.mm
Chipset 1.1GHz Snapdragon Wear 2100
OS Android Wear 2.0
Display 1.38" P-OLED (480x480, 348PPI) with Gorilla Glass 3
Materials 316L stainless steel
Straps TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane)
Storage 4GB
Battery 430mAh with wireless charging
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, LTE
Sensors Accelerometer, gyroscope, PPG (heart rate), barometer, ambient light
Colors Titanium and Dark Blue (Google Store only)
Ruggedization IP68

Note that official LTE support on the Watch Sport is only for Verizon and AT&T - Google will not commit on the watch working on any other US network, and only Verizon and AT&T will allow your watch to use the same phone number as your smartphone. Additionally, Google suggests buying direct from VZW or AT&T if you want these features, though you can set them up on your own if you buy from the Google Store. The thing is, the Google Store model doesn't ship with a SIM, and you'll need to remove the watch's back plate to put one in, then set up the number syncing (which isn't a huge hassle, but worth noting).

You can read more about the watches and Android Wear 2.0 on Google's official blog post here.