While the LG G Watch R was the first circular watch to offer a full screen experience, ditching the flat tire look of the Moto 360, not everyone was into the original design due to its overly sporty look and bulky design. Liked the performance of the G Watch R but not sold on its looks? Recently LG announced the Watch Urbane, essentially a revamped version of the G Watch R with an all metal design that’s sleeker and more elegant looking. In addition to a silver color, LG also offers the watch in rose gold.
Aside from the aesthetic changes, the Urbane is essentially identical to the G Watch R on the inside. The new Android Wear watch has a 1.3-inch POLED display with a 320×320 resolution, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor and a 410mAh battery. Since this has the same battery capacity as the G Watch R, we wouldn’t doubt if the Watch Urbane could easily last a full day on a single charge. It’s also compatible with most other watch bands measuring 22mm in size. A number of different leather and metal bands will be available at launch, so keep an eye out for those.
As for the software, we can expect to see the same Android Wear version available on all other LG Wear devices, so nothing new to report on that end. Of course, whether you think the Watch Urbane is the more attractive watch is definitely up to you. But it’s hard denying that LG is making waves in the smartwatch world with the addition of this new wearable.
- 1.3-inch POLED display with resolution of 320×320, 245PPI
- 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
- 512MB of RAM
- 4GB of internal storage
- 410mAh battery
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Sensors: 9-axis, PPG, Barometer, heart rate monitor
- IP67 waterproofing
- Compatible with watch bands 22mm in size
What do you think of LG’s new high-end Android Wear device? Do you think you’ll pick one up?