Thursday, November 12, 2015

LG Announces Watch Urbane 2nd Edition With Cellular Connectivity

 
LG announced a new smartwatch this week called the Watch Urbane (2nd Edition). This watch is unique in that it’s the first Android Wear smartwatch to feature cellular connectivity, with an option to connect via 4G (LTE), 3G, WiFi or Bluetooth. 
The watch has new specs compared to the previous one with 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400, 1.38-inch POLED display (480×480, 348ppi), 4GB storage, 768MB RAM, 570mAh battery, GPS, and IP67 dust and water resistance. That resolution and battery capacity are both kind of nuts for a watch. Good job there, LG.
The watch is little thick due to that giant battery means, it is 14.2mm thick. For reference, the new Moto 360, Huawei Watch, and original Urbane were all 11mm and under.
Now you are wondering what you can do with the cellular connectivity? Well, you can make calls with this Watch Urbane, supposedly leave your phone at home if you’d like, and also workout with GPS tracking.
The new Watch Urbane (2nd Edition) will be available at some point in the near future in the US and Korea. After that, it will head to Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.