Is this the first look at Google's new Android Wear 2.0 devices?
The first smartwatches powered by Google's Android Wear 2.0 software will be arriving in the next few weeks.
The search giant will unveil two new devices on February 9th as it signals the start of the next generation of wearable technology, according to leaked reports from the company.
The unveiling accompanies the launch of Android Wear 2.0, which the company hopes will power the next generation of advanced wearable devices.
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Google has teamed up with LG to design and build the new devices, which will be known as the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style.
According to VentureBeat, marketing material leaked by Google revealed that the new devices will be unveiled at an event on February 9th, before going on sale the very next day.
This would come weeks before the Mobile World Congress trade event in Barcelona on February 27th, which has typically been a popular time to launch new products, including LG’s G5 smartphone at last year’s event.
Android Wear 2.0 will bring a number of improvements and upgrades to the software
The Watch Sport appears to be the more premium of the two devices, sporting a 1.38in 480 x 480 display in its 14.2mm thick body. Inside, there’s 768MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, all powered by a 430Ah battery.
The Watch Style is slightly smaller and thinner, at 10.8mm thick and sporting a 1.2in 360×360 display, with 512MB RAM and a 240Ah battery.
The Watch Sport will be available in a choice of titanium or dark blue, with the Watch Style coming in titanium, silver and rose gold.
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Both devices will come with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, with the Sport also providing GPS and NFC capability, meaning it’ll be able to support transactions made with Android Pay.
There’s also support for Android Nougat’s useful Google Assistant, and for sports fans, there’s a heart rate sensor to track your health.
Both watches will also be able to connect to your smartphone, including iOS iPhone devices, and will feature significant water and dust resistance, meaning they’ll be able to withstand outside use easily.
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Google has been hinting at the launch of some new smartwatches for some time as it prepares the release of Android Wear 2.0.
The original version of the company’s wearable software was launched back in March 2014, meaning it is due an upgrade as Google looks to take on growing popularity of the Apple Watch.
According to today’s report, the new software will also be rolling out as a legacy update to older devices, meaning that users of previous Android smartwatches should also be able to enjoy the new features soon.