LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE back with a vengeance on AT&T

by: Kris CarlonMarch 21, 2016

Remember the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE? It was the badass U.S.-bound version of the Korea-only Watch Urbane LTE we first saw at MWC 2015. But back in November 2015, it got cancelled due to “a hardware issue which affects the day-to-day functionality of the device”. But it’s now back with a vengeance and available on AT&T as of today, along with the LG G5.

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Unlike the original LG Watch Urbane LTE, the 2nd Edition runs Android Wear (the Korea-only original ran WebOS). But it still functions with AT&T’s NumberSync service so you can make and receive calls and SMS on your usual phone number straight from your SIM-equipped watch, just like Batman. You don’t even need to have your phone with you.

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The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE will set you back $199 with a two-year AT&T plan or you can grab it for $359 outright. If you also buy an LG G5 on AT&T, you can get the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE for just $99, but you’ll have to spend and additional $10/month to add it to your existing plan. If a smartwatch isn’t your thing, how about two LG G5’s for the price of one?

Are you happy to see the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition return from the dead?

  • Emmet

    OMG! Finally they brought this BEAST back.

  • judoka209

    T-Mobile compatible?

  • Steve Cary

    I loved the first one, and went to buy this one just now, and they won’t allow the sale of it without a plan, even paying the full price of 359 for it. I deleted it from the shopping cart at that point.

    • scaots

      Wait until they have it in stores in a week or two. That’s what I am doing so I can buy it outright and put on a cheap prepaid SIM.

  • Dwayne Bailey

    One thing that concerns me on the listing on the AT&T site is that there’s no mention of GPS. Oversight, or change to the specs?

  • MountainK1ng

    Really, what matters to me is does it have GPS so I can use it for runs without having to take my phone along. I can justify this if it can serve as a fitness watch, but if I also have to wear/buy a fitness watch, or carry my phone with me on runs, then what’s the point?

    All of the previews of this watch stated it had GPS, which along with built-in LTE, made it the killer smartwatch, but when it came out, suddenly GPS seemed to be lacking in the official specs. I’d like to get this, but to actually be standalone it needs to have GPS. If it turns out it does, I’ll buy one immediately. Being able to use BT headset for the making and receiving calls would be extremely important too. I think the first time it came out, it didn’t include those BT profiles. You could only use BT headphones for music, not calls. I hope they fixed that too.

    • Adrastos34

      I am in the same boat as you. Additionally I want to use those features on my motorcycle. I have a full communications system inside my helmet and would love to be able to pair it up. I currently just use a phone held in an x-grip case mounted below the handlebars. It would be cool to not even take my phone (getting away from the city onto the backroads) and let people know that, yet still have the features (gps directions, music, etc) and emergency connection to the world if I needed it.

  • Hector Quinones

    My concern is that they are re-releasing it now, just a couple of months before smartwatches with the newer cpu 2100 comes out. Do I want to risk buying a watch that will be dated that soon?