LG G Watch Urbane LTE might be the best non-Android Wear smartwatch, with 4G calls and 1GB of RAM

LG G Watch Urbane LTE might be the best non-Android Wear smartwatch, with 4G calls and 1GB of RAM
LG announced the next tier in its wearable device efforts, and it happens to be a gorgeous LTE-connected smartwatch with the longest battery life out there. That's two firsts for the industry, mind you! So, behold - this is the LG G Watch Urbane LTE, which will keep the non-LTE Urbane's premium design, but it will expand its capabilities with 4G VoLTE calls and introduce LG's proprietary wearable platform. That's right - this is not an Android Wear device, so what else is there? WebOS on a smart-watch? That's more likely than anything, considering LG bought the operating system and already brought it to its smart television sets.

Fast connectivity aside, the G Watch Urbane LTE houses a high-capacity battery! A 700mAh unit surely is more respectable than the 300 to 400mAh batteries powering the first crop of Android Wear-ables.

In addition, the G Watch Urbane LTE includes the full feature set of its predecessor, including a barrage of sensors and IP67 waterproofing certification. However, the amount of RAM has been upgraded to 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM, which, together with the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU, means this thing flexes some serious muscle for something that's made to tick on your wrist.

The LG G Watch Urbane LTE will be presented at this year's MWC. We can't wait to tell you more about it!

source: LG Korea (Translated) via BGR India



1. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

ohh that battery though

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

This watch not only has Bluetooth 4 LE, but WiFi n as well. So you could run a web server on this watch as well. That would be pretty cool. Run Apache web server or something similar. Also it could theoretically support WiFi storage like the Sandisk Connects. If they put enough storage on the watch or a micro SD slot, then you could carry your WiFi storage on your wrist. How cool would that be. ;-)

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

this watch its badass for real tho i love the look

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

not bad. first time it actually got me interested in this smartwatch business

4. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

You've piqued my interest LG.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think I'll stick with the best that's yet to be released.

8. jngo102

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Ah yes, can't wait for Samsung's round watch.

20. cheetah2k

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Indeed the Moto360 V2 is coming. But the original is still pretty damn good (and is also IP68 water/dust resistant) - and its already here!!

6. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

It's NOT webOS.

17. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3183; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Oh yes it is. The non-LTE version is not, but this one is. http://www.cnet.com/news/lg-unveils-first-4g-smartwatch-based-on-webos-software/

7. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

Wow best smartwatch out there

9. shem2409

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Finally a smartwatch that not only looks pretty but also comes with good specs. Having previously reviewed the G Watch R and Moto 360, in my opinion they lack the calling ability (speaker). Bigger battery and always on display are a must in a smartwatch! The Android Wear interface is not the best imo either (Samsung's Tizen is more intuitive on Gear S). Let's hope that LG will show us what a real SMARTwatch should look like with the G Watch Urbane LTE

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Android Wear has the always on display feature already. Besides some like the LG G Watch R last 2-3 days on a single charge. The Sony SmartWatch 3 lasts 3-4 days with their battery. I do agree with you that Android Wear devices are missing the speaker. Also this Urbane LTE has GPS and WiFi n as well. Which only Android Wear device that currently has GPS and WiFi is Sony's SmartWatch 3. Android Wear supports GPS, but WiFi is not enabled in Android Wear currently.

16. shem2409

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

The always on display is not present in all watches (Moto 360 doesn't have it, the LG G Watch R does). In my opinion carrying a watch with blank screen is just plain stupid. Having tested the Gear S from Samsung for the last couple of weeks I see that certain things are missing from Adnroid Wear. I do like the option of swapping my sim from the phone to the watch in case of emergency (phone battery dies). With the current price of the Android Watches being almost the same as that of a phone they should offer similar functionality.

18. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Sorry to burst your bubble there, but ALL Android Wear devices including the Moto 360 have the option to turn on the watch face all the time. Also you can download some watch faces that will override the default settings to get an always on watch face if you like. Also the hand movement and gesture to the face actually saves battery life. Clearly its up to who ever uses these devices, but to say that the Moto 360 cannot stay on is just wrong, when clearly it can. BTW I have a Moto 360.

19. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Thanks, I cleared that part.

10. Chuck007

Posts: 1417; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Wow the original Urbane ain't even released yet and they already made it look like garbage..

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Its awesome.

12. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Not bad. Looks promising.

13. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Good but I still prefer Gear Solo's form factor.

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