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LG Watch Urbane LTE will cost almost twice as much as the G Watch R
Having LTE connectivity means the Watch Urbane LTE can replace a smartphone, but that convenience comes at a steep price.
LG announced the availability of the Watch Urbane LTE for Korea; the device will hit the stores from tomorrow for a whopping 650,000 won. That’s almost $590, and, even if Korean prices are typically higher that what you get in the US, there’s a good chance the Watch Urbane LTE will remain relatively pricey if it ever makes it to other markets.
For comparison, you can buy a G Flex 2 from Expansys Korea for 818,000 won ($740), while a G Watch R smartwatch costs just 352,000 won ($318).
Announced just ahead of MWC earlier this month, the Watch Urbane LTE is very different from its Android Wear-totting cousins, the G Watch R and Watch Urbane. The device runs a WebOS-derived operating system and is designed to work independently from any smartphone. Check out our hands-on with the device from MWC:
LG suggested that the Urbane LTE is just an experiment for now, and the eye-watering price seems to confirm this. Even if the price tag doesn’t put you off, you may have a hard time getting hold of it – it’s possible that LG will only release the Watch Urbane LTE in its home market.
What do you think about the Urbane LTE?