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LG Watch Sport

LG Watch Sport

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78 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

LG’s Watch Sport is the more impressive of the two smartwatches launching with Android Wear 2.0, and for the most part it’s a very respectable showing. Beyond the seriously snappy performance, the big Android Wear update brings a load of design tweaks and new features that the platform has needed for a long time. While not perfect, the software helps soften some of the watch’s shortcomings: the body will be too chunky for some, and we wish the battery lasted much longer. Still, the screen works well, the new rotating crown is generally very handy and there’s very little lag to be found. If you can look past those issues, there’s plenty to like about the package overall… though it probably won’t be long before another company crafts another Wear 2.0 that outshines this one.

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Pros
  • Android Wear 2.0 is a big improvement
  • Mostly excellent performance
  • Rotating crown button works well
  • IP68 water resistance
Cons
  • Thick, sometimes cumbersome design
  • Battery life could be better
  • Android Wear feels inconsistent in places
78 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Average Critic Score
 
80
Wareable
It's big, but it's also clever, with some solid fitness chops and other standalone features that make it feel truly independent from your phone. ... It's not only a great start for the revamped OS, it's the best Android Wear smartwatch so far.
 
90
TechRadar
The LG Watch Sport is the brawny and brainy smartwatch that’s able to keep up with all of your gym workouts, and smart enough to make calls and use Google Assistant with or without your phone in tow.
 
90
Android Central
The LG Watch Sport is for the wearable fan who wants to experience Android Wear 2.0 to the fullest right from the start, and see the latest Google has to offer on some great hardware from LG.
 
70
The Verge
Android Wear 2.0 and the Watch Sport and Watch Style don’t change the conversation around smartwatches and don’t really give a great reason for the unconverted to jump aboard.
 
80
Ars Technica
Overall the LG Watch Sport and Wear 2.0 feel like a promising reboot of the smartwatch. If you've complained in the past that a smartwatch isn't very useful, the package here offers a significant amount of stand-alone functionality.
 
70
TechCrunch
The lackluster battery life is definitely a ding against the watch, as is the general lack of anything exceptional from a hardware standpoint. If you weren’t convinced you needed a smartwatch before, LG’s new offering is very unlikely to tip the scales.
 
50
Wired
Buyers don’t want to compromise, and shouldn’t have to. The LG Watches improve upon their predecessors in real ways, but neither provides a convincing argument that you suddenly need a computer on your wrist.
 
60
Mashable
Despite the LG Watch Sport's power and Watch Style's good looks, both smartwatches are full of compromises that prevent them from competing with the Apple Watch.

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