LG has just launched its new Android Wear-based smart watch, the LG Watch Urbane, which will be showcased at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona in two weeks time.
The LG Watch Urbane sports an 1.3-inch OLED display with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels equating to a pixel density of 245 ppi and it also runs on Android Wear software. LG Watch Urbane will include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2GHz paired with 512MB of RAM. It has 4GB (eMMC) of inbuilt storage. The accelerometer and heart rate sensor are there for fitness tracking. And for direction, there’s a compass elevation-reading barometer and gyroscope.The specs are identical to the LG Watch Urban predecessor LG G Watch R.
LG G Watch Urbane measures 45.5 x 52.2 x 10.9 mm and will be available in Silver and Gold colours. It is endorsed by a 410 mAh battery and is water and dust resistant.
The LG Watch Urbane is a formal and a thinner take on luxury timepieces, says LG. It sports a stainless steel body with stitched natural leather strap, which can be replaced with any 22mm wide band.
LG hasn’t said a word about the pricing of their new Watch Urbane, but we wouldn’t be shocked if the sexiest Smart Watch rings up for a bit more than its predecessor’s US$300 price tag.
The watch will face stiff competition from the likes of Apple Watch and Samsung, which is expected to unveil its Tizen powered smart watch this MWC.