We’ve heard plenty of rumors in recent months regarding Google’s plans to release two new wearable devices alongside its big Android Wear 2.0 refresh. Details have been pretty scarce about the devices themselves, with rumors and speculation pieces only giving us the bare minimum about the two new Android Wear-powered smartwatches. That’s changing today, though.

According to a new report from VentureBeat, Google has teamed up with LG to create two new Android Wear devices, similar to what it used to do with the Nexus line of smartphones. These two new devices, dubbed LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style, will reportedly be unveiled on February 9 at an event for the the big Android Wear 2.0 unveiling. Both watches will go on sale the next day, February 10. The watches will continue to roll out to other regions through February and March, and will be on display at MWC 2017 in Barcelona on February 27.

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While both devices will supposedly feature plastic OLED displays, the Watch Sport will come with a larger, higher resolution display of 1.38 inches and 480 x 480, versus the Watch Style’s 1.2-inch display with a resolution of 360 x 360. The Watch Sport also comes with 768MB of RAM and a 430mAh battery compared to the Watch Style’s 512MB and 240mAh cell. Both devices will have 4GB of on-board storage. LG wasn’t able to pack all of this extra tech into the Sport without a bump up in overall size, though – the Watch Sport will measure 14.2mm thick, while the Style will measure only 10.8mm.

A few other design notes: the Watch Sport will come in Titanium and Dark Blue color options and come with an IP68 rating, while the Style, with its interchangeable straps, will come in Titanium, Silver and Rose Gold color options and have an IP67 rating.

The LG Watch Sport is definitely the beefier of the two models

Both devices come with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, though the Watch Sport will support 3G and LTE data connections, as well as GPS and NFC. The Sport model will be able to make payments with Android Pay, as well. Both of these new smartwatches will be compatible with iOS, and will both come with Google Assistant on-board. In addition, the Sport and Style will have a new digital crown button that serves as another way to navigate through the Android Wear interface. Both watches have touchscreen displays, though, so the digital crown isn’t going to be the only way to navigate.

Android Wear 2.0 is slated to roll out to legacy devices on February 9. For a full list of devices slated to receive the 2.0 update, head here.

Mark your calendars, folks. February is going to be a big month for Android Wear.

Next: Which smartwatches will get updated to Android Wear 2.0?

Jimmy Westenberg
Lover of all things Android, Star Wars, dogs, coffee, and music.
  • John Doe

    With the average watch being between 10~11.5mm in thickness, the Sport model will be huge at 14.2mm !
    I do like the all the features that will come with the Sport model, just not sure the size will be a viable solution for everybody ..
    and also no mention of a flat tire?

    I wish they had done these watches in house instead of asking LG to
    build a Nexus styled device,.. it almost looks like Google did this as an afterthought instead of thinking it through properly!
    I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what they actually look like ..

    Fingers-crossed ..

    • zeel

      Well, LG’s circular watches have always been full circles. So I don’t see them doing it on this pair. But that’s probably the only fear I would put to rest.

      They don’t have a good track record on making things small – this thing might be huge. The GWR was very thin, at less than 10mm, but it has a bezel like a G-Shock. Hopefully they managed to keep this thing smaller all around, and the thickness won’t be too annoying.

      The real disappointment is no mention of sapphire glass for the screen. Plastic is just terrible, watches take a beating.

      • asdsa

        Actually, the mentions of plastic are referring to the P-OLED (Plastic-OLED) display technology. The actual screen should be made of glass, thankfully.

        • zeel

          It might be glass, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. I am aware that they are talking about the screen technology, I am basing my fear on previous models by LG, such as the one on my wrist.

          But even regular glass won’t cut it, it needs to be exceptionally durable.

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  • Alec M

    Now for my question, will LG screw up like Moto did and make the sport version look like it came out of a cereal box?

  • Kevin Davis

    Damn, 14.2mm thick for the more capable model, so you’re screwed if you don’t want a freaking hockey puck on your wrist. Very disappointing, I’ve been waiting a good while to see these in relation to some other wearables. Oh well, at least February 9th is close, and after actually seeing them, I can decide what I want to purchase.

  • Daggett Beaver |dBz|

    I can’t wait to see the new Bezel XL watch. It should be Chintastic!

  • Scr-U-gle

    Should it be called the Apple Watch knock off with a plastic screen, just like the Pixel.

    • Kennyboye

      You, sir or madam, are an ignorant, arrogant buffoon.

      • Scr-U-gle

        And you are a fool, or is the pixel not a copy of the iPhone suddenly?

  • Kennyboye

    I have the LG second edition lte on my wrist at the moment…. Yeah it’s big but no one thinks it is too big. Pretty damn good already, only thing that gripes me is the fact I can’t swim with it. No scratches on the face as yet and I wear it every day. I am hoping 2.0 will improve battery life and add google pay (some folks think it already has the new chip) but the new pixel would have to be pretty special with some killer feature for me to upgrade. Don’t hate on it till you wear it. Long live android wear!

  • cavanaughnick

    shut up and take my money!