In Short

After being one of the most consistent partners for Android Wear devices since its inception in 2014, LG once again teamed up with Google to launch Android Wear 2.0 on the LG Watch Sport. The Watch Sport carries on in the lineage of LG's big, round watches with a 1.38-inch circular P-OLED display surrounded by a metal body with all of the bells and whistles inside.

You get a 430mAh battery inside, along with NFC for Android Pay, LTE for phone-free use and GPS for tracking runs and walks. The TPU straps are integrated into the body, but that's for good reason — they enable the various radios to talk to the world. Those fixed bands make it tough to cinch down on a smaller wrist, but then again the rest of the watch is large — over 14 mm thick, and hefty in all other dimensions.

Android Wear 2.0 introduced a new way of interacting with the watch and plenty of standalone capabilities including streaming music and installing apps directly to the watch independent of the phone. In many ways the robust LG Watch Sport is a great platform for showing off all of the new software features Google is hoping to push out to the rest of the ecosystem over the course of 2017.

On the opposite end of the spectrum in terms of size and features, LG also released the LG Watch Style at the same time as the Watch Sport.