LG mimics luxury with LG WATCH URBANE.
Responding to the first emerging Android Wear smartwatch trend, LG’s new Watch Urbane is well-timed to go up against Apple Watch (hitting the shelves in April). Higher- style redesign of LG’s third smartwatch includes a narrower bezel that gives its sleeker lines.
The watch is seen as an important part of LG’s strategy to develop wearable devices that are worn and viewed as everyday accessories, not electronic gadgets.
The LG Watch Urbane follows closely in the footsteps of the LG Watch R, the first smartwatch with a full circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display, which LG launched in October 2014. While the LG Watch R was designed with the active user in mind, the LG Watch Urbane is more formal with a thinner profile making it perfect for either men or women. “Resembling a luxury timepiece, LG combined a classic design and innovative features to add style and convenience to everyday life while raising the already high standards set by its predecessor,” said LG in a statement.
The LG Watch Urbane has all of the hallmarks of a fine watch, making it the perfect fashion accessory. Its stainless steel body is available in polished silver and is complemented by a beautifully stitched natural leather strap for a more classic look.
The strap can be replaced with any 22mm wide band to suit the occasion or the wearer’s mood.Powering all of this is an intuitive touch-based user interface that makes the LG Watch Urbane compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above.
Like the G Watch R, LG’s latest Android Wear device includes a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor that can measure a wearer’s heart rate and average pulse during exercise.Always-On ambient mode shows the time on the display at all times in dimmed mode, saving battery life.
Take a quick look at LG WATCH URBANE’s Key Specifications:
- Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
- Operating System: Android Wear.
- Display: 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320, 245ppi).
- Size: 45.5 x 52.2 x 10.9mm.
- Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB LPDDR2.
- Battery: 410mAh.
- Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer/ Compass) / Barometer /
- PPG (Heart Rate Sensor).
- Colours: Silver.
- Other: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67).