It’s the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one. Just as a couple of fresh styles for a very fashionable Fossil timepiece and an all-new Outdoor Watch from Casio picked up official Google support, the seemingly timeless LG Watch Urbane surprisingly saw its days cut short.
But is it really surprising? In a way, sure, since Big G never tried to preserve the circular Android Wear gadget’s charm with any sort of discounts. The Watch Urbane debuted in April 2015 at $350, and it was sold for $350 by its search giant endorser up to its demise.
Then you have an inexplicably rushed sequel that got canceled due to mysterious hardware issues, and is now rebooted out of nowhere, at least on AT&T and Verizon. The second-gen’s revival might justify the OG’s downfall, but only if the Google Store picks it back up.
Either way, this doesn’t change much for folks still interested in the first-generation LG Watch Urbane. You want to keep your eyes peeled on eBay for the best deals, while Amazon charges a temptingly low $191 for the pink gold model, and $199 in silver.
Don’t trust anyone apart from Google when it comes to your Android Wear shopping? Fret not, as there are plenty of options. Roughly half a dozen, in fact, including the Moto 360 (2nd gen), 360 Sport, Asus ZenWatch 2, and Huawei Watch.