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

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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23 Comments

1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

watch looks nice but needs better battery life.

2. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

700mAh almost double the predecessor.

6. Forerunner7

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

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

12. drunkenjay

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

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

3. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 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?

7. Cyberchum

Posts: 1024; Member since: Oct 24, 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?

20. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

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

4. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i want one!

5. xuerantiger

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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

8. bahram.shahraki

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

very expensive!

9. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

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

11. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

You're delusional.

17. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

10. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

13. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 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.

14. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

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

15. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

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

16. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

and you are a typical APPLE fan !!

18. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3106; Member since: Jan 23, 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.

19. mandroid45

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 26, 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!

21. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

What are the dimensions of this watch?

22. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

It's webOS, but where is the SDK?

23. buy_from_cbuystore

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 05, 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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