LG Announce Their New Luxury All-Metal Smartwatch, The LG Watch Urbane


Back in October of last year, LG launched their first round smartwatch, the LG G Watch R. This marked their first entry into the 'round watch' arena and seemed to have been the start of what is to come, as LG have today announced their next round smartwatch which is going by the name the 'LG Watch Urbane'.

The first rendition, The LG G Watch R did appear much more of an outdoors type watch and as such it might not come as too much of a surprise to learn that this is where the new Urbane watch will differentiate itself from its predecessor. Unlike the G Watch R, the Urbane is designed to be much more of a luxury looking watch. The first most notable feature is that the Urbane will be an all metal smartwatch. In terms of its purpose and according to the LG press announcement "As its name suggests, the smartwatch is designed for a sophisticated and cosmopolitan wearer that delivers unparalleled technology and performance. LG Watch Urbane is the perfect device for wearers looking to add both style and high-tech flare to their everyday lives." In terms of the actual specs, the Urbane will come with a 1.3-inch P-OLED display with a 320 x 320 resolution (245ppi). Inside, the Urbane will be equipped with 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor (clocking at 1.2GHz). The Urbane will also come with a bunch of sensors including a Gyro/Accelerometer/Compass, Barometer and Heart Rate Sensor and will be both dust and water resistant. Urbane will be powered by a 410 mAh battery and running on Android Wear. In terms of size, Urbane will be 45.5 x 52.2 x 10.9mm and will be available in both a Gold and Silver color.


In terms of when, the announcement states that Urbane to be officially unveiled at this year's MWC in March. So only a couple of weeks away. In spite of LG announcing the smartwatch, there were no firm details on price and as such those details will follow in due course. Either way, it does seem LG are going for a much more upmarket offering this time around. The all-metal smartwatch consisting of a gold or silver color and leather strap. As such it will be interesting to see at what price this items comes in at. What do you think of the new look LG smartwatch?

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