The LG Watch Style has an eye-catching design, but its affordable price is also tempting. Besides, it is packed with so many great features. This is really a great representation of an Android smartwatch. Sure, there are a bunch of stylish products out there, but this would put up a good fight. There are a few things that need to be addressed, though. For example, the battery life is pretty low. But looking at the price, this shouldn’t be a deal breaker.
If you’re not a fan of the older LG Watch Urbane, this can be a substitute. Judging by the whole appearance, the design is done tastefully. It is still round, but it becomes lighter this time around. Bulky watches can be a hassle and they are definitely not for everyone. How did they manage to shed off some weight? The additional sensors are no longer here, so it makes sense. Besides, it keeps a quite small battery inside.
The LG Watch Style has a premium look, exactly what’s expected from a gadget covered in stainless steel. It also comes with a smaller frame. Some may argue that LG could’ve come harder, but we still think it is really good-looking. There are 3 colors available, which are rose gold, titanium, and silver. Just choose to your liking. It also boasts water and dust resistance, proven by the IP67 certification.
The display is decent, measured at 1.2 inch, 360×360 pixels. Although it is not the most impressive, but the small size makes up for it. When you look at screen, it still looks crisp and clear. Right below the display, there is an ambient light sensor. The P-OLED (plastic OLED) technology still makes an appearance. This is nothing new since it was first introduced for the G Watch R. The screen feels the same, but this one comes with Gorilla Glass 3. The color reproduction is nice and the black also doesn’t seem dull.
The LG Watch Style runs on the Android Wear 2.0. It provides an overall better experience than the previous version. For example, it helps the Smartwatch work on its own or as a standalone device. If you are already familiar with the older version, it still retains some key features. However, there are some parts that feel inevitably more natural, like when it manages notifications.
Also, you can now change the face of the watch with so different styles. What’s about weather information? Thankfully, the screen is able to display it along with Google Fit goal progress just in case you’re interested in using this particular app. Even with all the great additions, typing on the keyboard feels difficult. The problem probably lies on the quality of the mic that picks up the voice recognition.
The Snapdragon Wear 2100 is responsible for the smooth performance of this Smartwatch. It also doesn’t consume too much power thanks to the low-res display. Meanwhile, the battery life is not all that. Other products can last for more than a day, but this barely lasts one day especially under intensive use.
LG Watch Style specs:
- 42.3 x 45.7 x 10.79mm (size)
- 1.2-inch 360×360, P-OLED display
- 1.1GHz Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor
- 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage
- 240mAh battery
- Android Wear 2.0
- Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi connectivity