We’ve made a lot of noise about the rumours that Google are soon to launch Android Wear 2.0 on February 9. Alongside the launch of Android Wear 2.0 Google are rumoured, in partnership with LG, to launch two new smartwatches running the new platform. Now for the bad news — neither of them are officially coming to Australia.
The two watches planned for release are apparently the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style. The Watch Sport is the larger watch with the higher resolution display, bigger battery and slightly more RAM. The Watch Style, which leaked in high resolution a few days ago seemed to be aimed at those users who do not want a sports-type watch on their wrist and is meant to be more stylish (hence the name).
Now our friends at Aus Business Traveller have informed us that they were told by an Australian LG representative that the stylish version is not destined for our shores.
— AusBusinessTraveller (@AusBT) January 31, 2017
This seems a strange decision considering the importance of the release and how we expect Google to sell them through the Play Store as they have other reference-type smartwatches. Nonetheless, we got in touch with LG ourselves, and they confirmed the sad news — neither the LG Watch Sport or LG Watch Style will be coming to Australia, with “no current plans” to bring either device here.
Are you enamoured enough by the LG Watch Style to chase it’s availability around the world and import it or are you looking for another company to provide your stylish Android Wear 2.0 fix?
The title of this story was originally “LG AU Say Google and LG’s Watch Style Reportedly Not Coming To Australia”.