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


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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7 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7377; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I wanted this watch when it first came out. However LG never released it in Canada. Since it was remove. I wonder if they used the new Qualcomm 2100 series SoCs? It would be nice if the did that as well. Or maybe they gave this watch 1 gb of ram instead of 768mb.

3. B00M_SHAKALAKA

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Qualcomm SD 400 , 1.2GHZ quad core ....570MAH battery , 4GB of internal and 768MB of ram is what the ATT page says. I've never had a smart watch so I don't even know if that's good or not . But it is a nice looking device. I just don't need the stand alone connectivity that's just another bill I have no need for.

6. GingaNinja0913

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 29, 2016

I bought the watch a month ago and don't use it as a standalone, but rather a partner to my phone and if you are looking for something like that then I would say that I hope you at least consider it! It is a beautiful watch that does everything a competing watch can do -- make/receive phone calls, texts, and notifications, browse the internet from built-in wifi or even using your phone's data, etc., etc. -- barring payments through the NFC of the watch. However, if you are not looking for the watch to be a partner to the phone then I would say keeping your mindset would be better

2. Shocky unregistered

Do these still use those weird power saving modes that make them look like £6 watches off hotdeals?

5. GingaNinja0913

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 29, 2016

I am aware that the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition has a power saving mode, but I've never had a need to use it considering the watch lasts 2 days with heavy use and 3-4 days with light use. The expanded battery does really well in running the watch

4. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I'm buying the G5, and want this watch. Think they are both the best of 2016. But, very hard to buy when the new Qualcomm smartwatch chip has already been released in another 2016 watch already.

7. GingaNinja0913

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 29, 2016

Don't think anything of it! This watch is the absolute best standalone/companion watch out there, currently!

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