With the days counting down until Apple’s presumed Watch press event, the fever pitch for wearables is about to reach an explosive high. LG, having already tested its hand with both the Android Wear-launch G Watch and subsequent LG G Watch R (the platform’s second circular smartwatch), is set to release the upcoming LG Urbane, and AT&T has wasted no time in announcing it will be selling the non SIM-smooching device.
While pricing, availability, and additional details are to be forthcoming at a future time, the fact that a major US carrier has already committed to this fascinating new product’s release can only mean good things are in store for LG. It’s highly likely that in the coming hours, days, and weeks, more carriers will jump on-board.
The LG Watch Urbane, presumably a play on the word “Urban”, is a stylish yet slightly rugged smartwatch that makes full use of metal and a plastic OLED display making it essentially a remixed G Watch R. The full list of features include:
- 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
- Android Wear OS
Please check out our coverage on the LG Watch Urbane should the new timepiece pique your interest.
BARCELONA, March 1, 2015 – AT&T1 announced today that it will offer the LG Watch Urbane in its retail stores and at www.att.com. Pricing, availability and further details will be announced at a later date.
LG Watch Urbane Features
The LG Watch Urbane features a premium metal design with a more formal, thinner profile. The full circle P-OLED display provides you with a seamless balance of classic design while optimizing the display area. Replaceable2 22mm stitched leather straps give you additional style options and choices. Key notifications,3 social media updates and daily schedules can be displayed by just saying, “Ok Google” to search for the information you need. Designed for both luxury and durability, the LG Watch Urbane has a water resistant rating that is good up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.4 Make strides and get ahead by tracking your progress with a built-in PPG Sensor.
“AT&T is excited to add the LG Watch Urbane to its industry leading selection of wearables. LG Watch Urbane combines the style of a classic timepiece with the latest technology that makes it easy to stay connected on-the-go. It’s stylish, cutting edge and convenient, so you can wear it to nearly any occasion and still receive notifications that matter most.” – Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Device Marketing and Developer Services, AT&T Mobility.
- For more information visit: www.att.com/watchurbane.
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1AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
2 Alternate band designs sold separately.
3 Some features require a connection via Bluetooth® to a compatible device with a data network connection.
4IP67 rated (water-resistant/dustproof), submersible up to 1 meter for 30 mins w/ covers tightly closed. Rinse to remove any residue. Not shockproof.
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