LTE-enabled Android Wear and Apple Watch comparison

This table compares Apple Watch 3 LTE and LTE-enabled Android Wear smartwatches. You can use some LTE smartwatches with Project Fi/Ting, but not the Apple Watch 3 LTE at this time since it has an eSIM. The LG-W280 Sport can use LTE bands 2 and 4 with Project Fi/Ting, while the LG Urbane 2 W200A can use LTE band 2 with Project Fi/Ting. The W200A and W280 also work great on AT&T. Pop in the Project Fi/Ting nano-SIM into the Android Wear LTE watch and go for no additional monthly charge when using data only. LTE smartwatch voice on Project Fi/Ting is an additional charge–see the page linked above for details.

Note, the $10/month post-paid Apple Watch 3 LTE plans have been available for Android Wear watches for the past two years.

Metric LG Sport W280 LG-W200A Urbane 2 LTE Huawei Watch 2 Apple Watch 3 LTE
Display Dia. (mm) 35 35 30.5 38 or 42
Resolution (pixels) 480 x 480 480 x 480 390 x 390 340x272 (38mm) 390x312 (42mm)
RAM (MB) 768 768 768 512
Battery (mAh) 430 570 420 “18 hours”
Weight (g) 89.3 92.7 47 52.8 (42mm steel)
Dimensions (mm) 45.4 51.2 14.2 45.5 52.2 14.2 48.9 45 12.6 42.5 36.4 11.65 (42mm)
Bluetooth 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.2
NFC Yes Yes yes yes
GPS A-GPS, Glonass No A-GPS, Glonass yes
Environment IP68 IP67 IP68 ISO 22810:2010
Storage (GB) 4 4 4 16
CPU SD 2100 MSM8909w SD 400 MSM8226 SD 2100 Apple S3
LTE Bands 2,4,5,13 2,5(ATT), 13(VZW) 1,3,7,8,39,41 2,4,5,12,13,17,18,19,25,26,41
Wireless charge yes no no yes
Amb. Light Sense yes no yes yes
speaker yes yes yes yes
buttons 3 + crown 3 2 yes
scroll wheel yes no no yes
Project Fi? yes yes no no
Ting? yes yes no no
FCC ID ZNFW280 ZNFW200 QIS-LEO-DLXX BCG-A1860

Non-LTE LG Smartwatches

Metric G Watch R W100 G Watch Urbane W150 LG Watch Style W270
Display Diameter (mm) 33 33 30.5
Resolution (pixels) 320 x 320 320 x 320 360 x 360
RAM (MB) 512 512 512
Battery (mAh) 410 410 240
Weight (g) 62 66.5 46
Dimensions (mm) 46.4 x 53.6 x 9.7 45.5 x 52.2 x 10.9 42.3 x 45.7 x 10.8
Bluetooth 4.0 4.1 4.2
NFC No No No
GPS No No No
Environment IP67 IP67 IP67
Storage (GB) 4 4 4
CPU Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 Snapdragon 2100 MSM8909w
Wireless charge No No Yes
Ambient Light Sense No No Yes
Speaker No No No
buttons 1 1 1

Notes

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