LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition is Android Wear’s first cellular smartwatch
LG’s evolving wearables lineup has been tied heavily to the timeline of the Android Wear OS itself. It was a hardware launch partner with the G Watch. The LG G Watch R was the first smartwatch for Android Wear with a fully circular screen. And while the Korean OEM had a brief soirée with webOS for its first LTE-connected smartwatch, we continue to see the company pioneer in the Android Wear platform.
This time, it’s put out the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, the first Android Wear smartwatch with both 3G and 4G cellular connectivity. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS antennas are on the device as well as an accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, barometer and heart pulse sensor.
A Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 tows the watch along with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of on-board storage. The circular screen on this watch measures 1.38 inches in diameter with a 480 x 480 resolution — that works out to 348 ppi on the P-OLED display. With all that processor load comes a 570mAh, which, according to the press release, is estimated to “last throughout the day and more.”
The entire case is 44.5mm in diameter, 14.2 mm thick, resistant to dust and water up to IP67 and is carried by an hypoallergenic elastomer band, standard.
The US and Korea will get first dibs at the new, call-enabled Watch Urbane, followed by Europe, the former Soviet bloc (CIS), Asia and Middle East. Pricing and exact availability details are soon to come.