DEAL: Fossil Android Wear Watches 25% Off, Q Founder as Low as $123

Fossil is currently hosting a 25% off sale for all of their Android Wear watches, the Q Founder, Q Wander, and Q Marshal, all of which are scheduled to receive the update to Android Wear 2.0 in the near future. At 25% off, you are looking at smartwatches for as little as $123. That’s, um, pretty nuts.

The Q Founder 1.0 is actually on sale right now, but Fossil is including sale items in the 25% off discount, and that’s why you can get one for barely $120. If you want a newer watch, though, the Founder 2.0, Q Wander, and Q Marshal are all 25% off and as low as $206. If you ever wanted to get in on the smartwatch thing, discounts like these are the ones to jump on so that you aren’t too heavily invested if you decide this life ain’t for you.  (more…)

Wednesday Poll: Are You Buying the Watch Sport or Watch Style?

We have two new smartwatches from LG hitting the market this week, the Watch Sport and Watch Style. Both come with Android Wear 2.0, but each carries quite a different design — one is more sporty (hence the Sport name), while one is, forgive my choice of words, but generic looking.

The Sport is rather large, featuring a 1.38″ Circle POLED display with silicone band, while the Watch Style is a tad smaller, measuring in with a 1.2″ Circle POLED display and also coming with a range of different silicone and leather bands. Unlike the Sport, though, users can swap bands very easily on the Style, thanks to Google’s MODE bands.

Both watches feature a Snapdragon Wear processor, with the Sport coming with 768MB of RAM and the Style having 512MB. Battery sizes also differ – Sport features a 430mAh battery and the Style features a 240mAh battery. Also of note, the Sport comes with NFC and LTE connectivity, while the Style does not. A full list of specs can be viewed here.

For price, the Sport will cost you $349 through Google (varies at carrier stores), while the Style is $249.

So, which one are you picking up?

Buying a LG Watch Sport or Watch Style?

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Verizon Might Have Introduced the Best Android Wear 2.0 Watch Today

Here’s something I didn’t expect to say coming into today: Verizon may have introduced the best Android Wear 2.0 watch today. It’s OK if you think I’m crazy while also not knowing what I’m talking about. You see, Verizon, mixed in with its announcement for the LG Watch Sport, announced its own Android Wear 2.0 watch to be released in March. The device sounds really, really promising, especially if you wish LG and Google had found a better middle ground between the Sport and Style.  (more…)

Google and LG Introduce Watch Sport and Watch Style, Available February 10

Google and LG officially unveiled the Watch Sport and Watch Style today after weeks of leaks. The devices are very much what we expected: one is a fully-featured sport-style connectivity and Android Pay, while the other is more fashion-focused.

The Watch Sport is “Android Wear’s most powerful watch yet,” according to Google. It features GPS, NFC for payments, a heart rate sensor, and cellular connectivity with AT&T and Verizon. It’s body features three buttons, including a rotating power button that helps you navigate the watch and comes in dark blue or titanium.

As for other specs, you are looking at a 1.38-inch circular POLED display, 430mAh battery, 4GB storage, 768MB RAM, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear processor. (more…)

Android Pay App Listing Now Shows Screenshots for Android Wear Payments

Tomorrow or the following day is supposed to be the launch day for Android Wear 2.0, according to a couple of reports. If so, that would mean the official introduction of Android Pay to the platform outside of a developer preview. Of course, you’ll need an NFC-equipped device in order to get in on this payment action, but either way, we think the time is near for payments with an Android-powered watch. (more…)