Google smartwatch launching same day as Android Wear 2.0

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Google smartwatch launching same day as Android Wear 2.0


Prolific leaker Evan Blass posted earlier today that Android Wear 2.0 is due out February 9, and now, over at VentureBeat, Blass claims Google's smartwatch will launch on the same date.

Google confirmed earlier that it would launch a pair of "flagship" smartwatches soon, and it said that while they weren't going to be "Pixel" branded, the devices would be a Nexus-style collaboration. Blass says that those watches are made by LG and are called the "LG Watch Sport" and "LG Watch Style."

Android Police has been tracking a Google smartwatch since July of last year, and Blass says that report—including a mockup produced by Android Police, pictured above—is still spot on. Blass says the larger "Sport" watch is 14.2mm thick and has a 1.38-inch, 480×480 circular P-OLED display, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, a 420mAh battery, an IP68 ingress rating, and a heart rate sensor. There's also tons of connectivity; besides the standard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, it has 3G and LTE data, GPS, and NFC, presumably for Android Pay compatibility.

Both watches apparently have a "digital crown" button that "serves to facilitate navigation," similar to the Apple Watch. Navigation has been a sore subject on Android Wear 2.0 lately. Google's original 2.0 developer preview changed the back button from a swipe gesture to a press of the crown button, and, after a user revolt, Google reverted it back to the original style.

Hopefully we'll hear from Google about an actual event on the 9th soon.

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