The LG Watch Sport was recently made official alongside its counterpart the LG Watch Style. The two smartwatches are the first to come running with Android Wear 2.0 out of the box.
After featuring in lots of rumor mills across the tech world, Google and LG have finally taken the wraps off the LG Watch. The Android Wear 2.0 device has two variants – the high-end LG Watch Sport and the entry-level Watch Style. The two are great devices, but as noted, the Sport is the high-end model, packing more powerful specs and features as opposed to the Style.
You will come across features such as GPS, NFC, heart rate monitor, and LTE connectivity in the LG Watch Sport, but none of these have a place in the Style variant. In fact, it is the presence of the latter feature – LTE connectivity – in the Watch Sport that has meant the likes of AT&T and Verizon have no place for the Style. Where you can buy the former via the two giant carriers, the latter can only be found in the Google Store or Best Buy.
The differences in specs and features between the two also mean that they have different price tags. Where the LG Watch Sport is valued at $349, the Watch Style has a price tag of just $249. Other than Verizon and AT&T, the Google Store also sells the Sport variant, however, it is only the two carriers that have listed this smartwatch at discounted prices.
As usual with carriers, buyers of the LG Watch Sport have the option to buy it outright or go the contract channel. If you want to buy it outright, AT&T will hand it to you at a price of $349.99. On the other hand, Verizon has listed it for $379.99. For those who love contracts, there is something good for you at AT&T where the carrier has listed the Sport for just $249.99 on a two-year contract, but you’ll need a $45 activation fee. On the other hand, Verizon has the same 2-year contract at $329.99, but be warned that there is an early termination fee of $175.