Update, April 24: The Watch Urbane has been released in Korea today at a price of around $365. That’s $30 than what the Watch R costed at launch in South Korea. Judging from this, when it hits the Play Store, the Watch Urbane will probably be in the $350 price range.
Original post, April 23:
The Watch Urbane, G Watch R’s swanky-looking brother, is finally hitting stores, two months after its official unveiling.
LG announced earlier that the Watch Urbane will be landing in South Korea this week at an unspecified price, with customers in twelve other countries to get the option to buy it from this month through Google Store (formerly the hardware section of the Play Store). LG said that details about availability and price will be released when the phone actually goes on sale, though we expect a higher price tag than the $300 the G Watch R goes for.
The Watch Urbane shares with the G Watch R the 1.3-inch OLED display, Snapdragon 400 processor, 4GB of storage and 410 mAh battery. The differences are largely cosmetic, with the Urbane sporting a more sophisticated, less aggressive design that should appeal to more users.
The Watch Urbane will be the first smartwatch to get Android Wear 5.1, announced on Monday, which brings Wi-Fi support, always-on apps, and interface changes. The Urbane will ship with 5.1 out of the box.
Will you be getting the Watch Urbane when it becomes available?