The other day we unfortunately confirmed that LG had “no plans” to bring either the LG Watch Style or the LG Watch Sport to Australia. No this has not changed I’m afraid but we do know that the official plans of LG will not stop many of you (and us) from importing it through various channels. Today Android Police has managed to “confirm” the price of the LG Watch Sport to go along the already “confirmed” price of the LG Watch Style.
Launching alongside the US$249 LG Watch Style the LG Watch Sport is going to sell for US$349. This is the cost for the base style and as with all other watch manufacturers you would expect different bands or styles to cost more on top of that. Coming with a bigger battery, bigger watchface, more RAM, NFC, optical heart rate monitor and LTE it is no surprise that the Watch Sport costs more than the Watch Style.
The LG Watch Sport will be the first smartwatch with Android Pay through its integrated NFC chip and Android Wear 2.0. Even though it has the extra buttons on the side of it compared with the Watch Style the Watch Sport will still support the “digital crown” navigation which involves twisting the centre “by twisting the center button on the right-hand side of the watch”.
There is a general consensus among the Ausdroid staff that this is the watch we prefer, because, well, who doesn’t prefer high end specs right? Are you still looking at importing this watch either yourself or through a grey market importer like we are? Is this price acceptable in your mind?