LG’s third smartwatch is a luxury take on Android Wear
LG today announced the LG Watch Urbane, its third Android Wear-powered smartwatch. Differentiating itself from LG's G Watch R, the Watch Urbane has a thinner profile and is encased in an all-metal body available in either or gold or silver finishes with a 22mm leather strap.
Other specifications include a circular 1.3-inch screen, heartrate monitor, Snapdragon 400 processor, 4GB of internal storage and a 410mAh battery – all virtually identical to the G Watch R. As with the G Watch R, the Watch Urbane is rated IP67 for dust and water resistance. As with other Android Wear devices, the Watch Urbane is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and up.
“The LG Watch Urbane’s classic design and smart features make it the perfect smartwatch to complement our G Watch and G Watch R, which were designed as more casual and active devices,” said Juno Cho, CEO of LG mobile. “LG Watch Urbane is an important part of our strategy to develop wearable devices that are worn and viewed as everyday accessories, not electronic gadgets.”
LG has yet to announce the Watch Urbane's pricing or availability. The company will showcase the Watch Urbane as part of their Mobile World Congress 2015 exhibit.