LG Watch Urbane officially launches this month via Google Store

LG Watch Urbane officially launches this month via Google Store
LG just announced that its Watch Urbane (initially unveiled back in February) is now finally ready for a global rollout.

The new smartwatch will be first available to buy in South Korea, where users are going to find it starting this week. Starting later in April, the Watch Urbane will be launched via Google Store in the following countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, the UK, and the US. Unfortunately, LG didn't say how much the smartwatch will cost.

The Watch Urbane is the first device to come with Google's latest version of Android Wear. Like the G Watch R before it, it sports a circular 1.3-inch P-OLED display with 320 x 320 pixels, while featuring a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory, and a 410 mAh battery. However, unlike the G Watch R, the LG Watch Urbane has a classy look, resembling a traditional watch. The device is dust- and water-resistant (IP67-certified), it's made out of stainless steel, and comes with a stitched leather strap (this can be changed with any 22mm leather, silicone, or metal strap).

The Watch Urbane has two features that aren't available on other Android Wear smartwatches: LG Call (letting you access your smartphone via Bluetooth to dial calls - though you still have to use the smartphone, or a Bluetooth headset to actually talk), and LG Pulse (which measures "the wearer’s heart rate every second during exercise with no maximum time limit").

For a closer look at the new LG-made smartwatch, you should check out our Watch Urbane hands-on.


source: LG

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12 Comments

1. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Beautiful watch. Far more classy than that dogcrap-looking, fisher price Apple Watch that lags and stutters.

2. waddup121 unregistered

You see, now that's a WATCH I'd buy. Not that Apple watch ^ mentioned that only lasts a measly 18 hours!

3. gaming64 unregistered

That girl looks kawaii woth that watch.

4. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

Love the look, though I'm disappointed it still comes with 512 MB of RAM. Not that the device needs too much, but I thought 1GB would make it more future proof for whatever they add to smart watches in the future.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7432; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why put 1 GB of ram in a watch that still only has 4 GB of storage. Besides for a watch that is mainly only running single tasks. Why does it need lots of ram? Its not like you are going to have multi-window or worry about multitasking on the watch.

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I wasn't a huge fan of the lugs but the watch has grown on me. Stil, make the lugs two piece instead of one piece and this would look perfect.

6. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Now that's a classy smartwatch...and it doesn't even cost $10k...

7. pubbaa

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

i'm not trying to go off topic but the wifi support issue on LG G Watch R, will it get or not please can anyone shed light on this matter....

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7432; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Most of the current Android Wear devices have WiFi which is dormant, until Google releases the update to Android Wear to enable the WiFi feature on the watches. Including your LG G Watch R.

11. pubbaa

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Thanks that is comforting...

8. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Will get those functions classic LG G Watch R? Because it is basically same HW,so i hope yes.

12. jpd514

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

Very nice. That's something. Does not look Fisher Price "à la Apple"

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