LG Watch Sport is the first smartwatch to ship with Google’s newest watch operating system update. LG Watch Sport comes loaded with Android Wear 2.0 OS. It is an upgrade seen after a long time for the Android-based smartwatches.
A comparison between the newly released LG Watch Sport and Apple Watch Series 2 is made below. Enthusiasts can decide which smartwatch to pick from the present tech market.
Apple Watch Series 2 vs LG Watch Sport
Size: The Apple Watch Series 2 is available in two sizes, 39 mm and 42 mm and width measuring to 33mm and 36mm respectively. Both variants have the same thickness which measures to 10.5mm.
On the other hand, the LG Watch Sport is larger than the Apple Watch’s dimensions measuring to 45mm X 51mm with round dial. The thickness of the watch is 14.2mm, which is very thick than the Apple Watch Series 2.
Display: Apple Watch Series 2 has 326ppi pixel density and LG Watch Sport has round display accounting to 348ppi pixel density, which is a bit higher than the Apple Watch Series 2. The Apple Watch Series 2 offers pressure-sensitive display which features the technology to differentiate between hard, long taps and shorter, lighter ones. Both the watches have a rotating crown/power button for navigation with a twist.
Processor: Apple Watch Series 2 is powered by Apple S2 chipset along with either 512GB or 1GB of RAM. The watch runs on Watch OS 3 operating system. Comparatively, LG’s wearable comes with a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor coupled with 768 MB RAM and 4GB internal storage and runs on the newly released Android Wear 2.0 OS.
Google’s new OS release allows the user to have an on-watch version of the Google Play Store which does not require any intermediary device. This feature is not available for the Apple Watch Series 2.
Build: The Apple Watches have aluminum builds with Ion-X glass and Apple also offers stainless steel or ceramic builds with sapphire displays. Apple Watch Series 2 comes in gold, rose gold, silver and space gray colors. The Apple Watch Series 2 comes with an elastomer, nylon, leather and stainless steel interchangeable bands.
The LG Watch Sport has a stainless steel watch case with a plastic back and a Gorilla Glass 3 display. The color options include titanium and dark blue colors. The LG Watch Sport comes with elastomer fixed band with essential antennae.
Other Features: Apple Watch Series 2 is a water resistant watch up to 50m.The company has made the watch in such a way that it supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and is incorporated with Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, Heart-rate Sensors. The Apple Watch Series 2 is only compatible with iPhone. thus, making the Android phones non-compatible with the watch.
On the other hand, LG Watch Sport has IP68 water resistance rating up to 1.5m for 30 minutes and supports 4G LTE cellular connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The device also features an accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light and heart rate Sensors. The LG Watch Sport is compatible with Android and iPhone smartphones.
Price: Apple Watch Series 2 and the LG Watch Sport have a starting price tag of $369 and $380 respectively.
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