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?

Source: Android Police.
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Martin Conway
Martin Conway
3 years ago

I would be interested in upgrading my LG Watch Urbane. I hope it has standard interchangeable bands.

John Bousattout
John Bousattout
3 years ago

Asus Zenwatch 3 for approx $320 delivered. That’d be my pick.

CF542
CF542
3 years ago

It looks good so far but I opted for the Gear S3 and it’s a really great smartwatch. The MST payments are great and I easily get two to three days of battery. Nearly the same price too.

Fred
Fred
3 years ago

Hmm, original apple watch sport – $349

google watch sport – $349

Of course, the series 2 apple efforts have been more expensive etc. but I get the feeling someone in google now thinks that apple prices are just right for google prices. And that’s just not on.

Doug
Doug
Reply to  Fred
3 years ago

What do you know? Fred complaining about price. Again.

Jamie S
Jamie S
3 years ago

Around $500AUD for a watch, Nah thanks

chris
chris
Reply to  Jamie S
3 years ago

Indeed

Anthrox
Anthrox
Reply to  Jamie S
3 years ago

last a day or so on battery nope nope nope

Phillip Molly Malone
3 years ago

I want it but I am so nervous at the idea of importing! Will be extremely sad if it isn’t released here!