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LG Watch Urbane LTE launches this week in Korea, it's more expensive than some Apple Watches

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LG Watch Urbane LTE launches this week in Korea, it's more expensive than some Apple Watches
Announced last month by LG as the world's first LTE-connected smartwatch, the Watch Urbane LTE is now ready to try and lure customers in South Korea (LG's home country). The device will be launched there this Friday, March 27, and it's going to be very pricey: 650,000 KRW, meaning about $590. That's higher than the starting price of the Apple Watch ($349).

Thanks to LTE, and the fact that it supports SIM cards, the LG Watch Urbane LTE can make phone calls on its own.

Of course, the smartwatch can also be connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth (as long as the smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat or later). Mind you, this device doesn't run Android Wear, instead using an LG proprietary wearable platform (possibly based on WebOS).

The Watch Urbane LTE is made out of stainless steel, further featuring a 1.3-inch P-OLED circular display with 320 x 320 pixels, 1 GB of RAM, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, and a 700 mAh battery. Just like LG's previous smartwatches, the Watch Urbane LTE is dust- and water-resistant (IP67-certified). For a closer look at the fancy device, check out our LG Watch Urbane LTE hands-on.

LG didn't say when it's going to release the Watch Urbane LTE in other markets. Until we hear more on this: would you pay $590 to get LG's brand new smartwatch?


source: LG (translated)

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posted on 25 Mar 2015, 23:50 1

1. drunkenjay (Posts: 859; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


watch looks nice but needs better battery life.

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 23:55 3

2. medtxa (Posts: 1115; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


700mAh almost double the predecessor.

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 02:07 1

6. Forerunner7 (Posts: 33; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


Yeah but with LTE connectivity, I dont think it will be enough.

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 05:28

12. drunkenjay (Posts: 859; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


as in longer than a couple of days. minimum 1 week

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 23:56

3. AlbertAribe (Posts: 154; Member since: 21 Jun 2014)


Nice LG watch.

How long the battery life and what apps can be install? Or just like the Galaxy Gear that can receive call and can call but no apps to be install like FB messenger, WhatsApp?

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 02:37

7. Cyberchum (Posts: 664; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I'm all for the apps, it's the beauty of any OS, but what reasonable problem will whatsapp and Facebook messenger solve on your wrist?

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 23:32

20. AlbertAribe (Posts: 154; Member since: 21 Jun 2014)


It because those two apps is important for me to connect with my friends and it's ok to leave my phone home.

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 00:30 2

4. Omarc07 (Posts: 392; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i want one!

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 00:54

5. xuerantiger (Posts: 52; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


is this the same watch that lg made with audi at ces? no right?

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 03:11

8. bahram.shahraki (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


very expensive!

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 03:22

9. cnour (Posts: 565; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Cannot be compared to Apple Watch. Apple Watch is the most beautiful and complete smartwatch till now.

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 04:22 6

11. T.Law (Posts: 413; Member since: 10 May 2014)


You're delusional.

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 11:06

17. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3775; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


How is it the most complete when it can't make calls on it's own? Both this watch and one of the Gear models can.

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 04:11 2

10. boosook (Posts: 1419; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


It's a great product, why do other products always have to cost less than Apple products? Why can Apple make an 800 euro phone or a 400 euro smartwatch, but if Samsung or LG do the same (with the same quality, see the GS6 or this watch) the price is too high?
This is better than the apple watch IMO, or at least comparable.

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 08:10

13. jessyi (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Yeah i agree..this watch is better than apple watch...i hate when apple over price its products and no one says anything. But when LG or samsung prices are higher which are of the same quality people start to criticise. This watch will lost more days than the apple watch.

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 08:11

14. jessyi (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Its still LG and samsung who make apple watch screen for apple!so who is the real tech here?LG and samsung!

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 09:04

15. cnour (Posts: 565; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Really you are very intelligent!!!!!! You are a typical Android fan!!!!!

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 10:25

16. Omarc07 (Posts: 392; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


and you are a typical APPLE fan !!

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 11:39

18. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1589; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


If it's running webOS, it's worth every penny. Garbage hardware did Palm in, certainly not the OS. Even PA gave the OG Pre one of the highest ratings ever for a non-Android device.

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 12:14

19. mandroid45 (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


if its guaranteed software support and updates for about the next 5 to 6 years, then yea maybe, but $560 is steeper that a $40 hamburger at a restaurant in Miami.... Sheeeesh!

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 11:18

21. Gadgety (Posts: 169; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


What are the dimensions of this watch?

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 11:25

22. Gadgety (Posts: 169; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


It's webOS, but where is the SDK?

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 04:48

23. buy_from_cbuystore (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


4 GB, 1GB Ram ,Adreno 305 ,Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes,Nano-SIM

Check price from cbuystore.

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