Google and LG are planning to mark the launch of Android Wear 2.0 with a pair of smartwatches, it was reported last week, and today Techno Buffalo has published what it claims is an image of the coming wearables. Co-developed with Google (think Nexus), these are purported to be the next flagship devices for Android Wear. The design matches up with initial details revealed by VentureBeat’s Evan Blass: they’ve both got circular displays and a rotating digital crown that will be used to navigate menus along with the touchscreen.
On the left is what’s reportedly the LG Sport, which from the looks of it will be a fairly massive smartwatch with proportions similar to the Urbane 2 and Samsung’s Gear S3 Frontier. It’s rumored to have a 1.38-inch 480×480 OLED display, a rubber wrist band, built-in cellular LTE connectivity, GPS, a heartrate sensor, 430mAh battery, and 768MB of RAM.
The smaller LG Style features a noticeably smaller design with 1.2-inch 360×360 screen, 240mAh battery, and 512MB of RAM. Both watches are said to feature a metal design for the watch body, water resistance, and include 4GB of onboard storage.
Google will unveil LG’s two Android 2.0 watches at an event on February 9th, where the company plans to demonstrate how Google Assistant functions on your wrist versus existing implementations on mobile and in the living room. VentureBeat’s report claims that the devices will go on sale in the United States the following day before availability extends elsewhere. As for their looks, you can form your own opinion but this pixelated photo isn’t too promising. Hopefully they’ll look better in person. What’s clear is that smartwatches aren’t getting any thinner at the start of 2017.