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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