Earlier this month, LG threw us a curveball by announcing the LG Watch Urbane 2 alongside the new LG V10. This is the successor to the Watch Urbane which was announced earlier on in the year. It’s a pretty spectacular smartwatch, and added a few things that we hadn’t seen for Android Wear smartwatches yet, including cellular connectivity. When it was announced, only AT&T had announced they would be carrying the smartwatch, and listed it as “coming soon”. However, it appears that Verizon might be carrying it, eventually. As the Global Certification Forum or the GCF, has just certified a model of the LG Watch Urbane 2 with the model number LG-W200V. This model does have support for Verizon’s FDD13 LTE band, so there’s a good chance that this could be making its way to Verizon.
While AT&T is expected to carry the LG Watch Urbane 2, we’d expect the model to be LG-W200A, we haven’t seen it pass through certification just yet. Although we could see that change in the near future. LG didn’t give a date as to when the LG Watch Urbane 2 would be available for everyone to buy, but it should definitely be on shelves in time for the holiday season.
LG has outfitted the Watch Urbane 2 with a 1.38-inch P-OLED display which has a resolution of 480×480 giving it a PPI of 348. It’s also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. The same processor that powers just about every other smartwatch available today. LG has also included 768MB of LPDDR3 RAM inside along with 4GB of storage. The storage is there so you can store music and such offline, seeing as apps run off of your smartphone. We also have Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi, gyroscope, compass, barometer, accelerometer, GPS and a heart rate sensor. LG has also included a pretty hefty battery, with a capacity of 570mAh. Currently the largest battery in any Android Wear-powered smartwatch.
We’ll have to keep our eyes open for a Verizon variant of the Watch Urbane 2. It wouldn’t be too surprising to see the new smartwatch make its way to all four US carriers, or at least T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T, the same carriers selling the LG V10. We’ll likely see some sort of bundle with the V10 as well.