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Cancelled LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE returns to AT&T's wearable roster

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Last November, LG halted sales of its Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE wearable, barely a week after its release. The first smartwatch with cellular conectivity to hit the market was abruptly pulled off after LG identified a problem with its P-OLED display. "During aggressive testing over thousands of hours under severe conditions, it was revealed that this component failed to meet LG’s quality standards and could potentially impact our image quality over the life of the device." – explained the Korean company. But LG didn't give up on its troubled wearable, it took off the time needed, and it looks like the efforts paid off, because the Urbane 2nd Edition is back in the game.

In the United States, AT&T is now taking pre-orders for the Android Wear watch. The carrier has a number of options for those interested in LG's connected timepiece – $99 when bought with the LG G5, $200 on a two-year contract, or $360 in upfront retail cost (payable in 20 monthly installments of $18). Moreover, AT&T’s NumberSync lets one use their primary phone number with the device for calls and messages, even if the Bluetooth-paired phone is turned off. The voice calling-enabled wearable will ship March 29. Other carriers haven't announced the wearable. Last year, the Urbane 2nd Edition LTE was supposed to launch with Verizon as well, so we shall see whether Big Red is still enthusiastic about it.

If you are interested in LG's LTE-connected wearable, you can visit AT&T's pre-order page below.


source: AT&T

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