Mobile World Congress may still be a couple of weeks out, but apparently LG just couldn’t wait any longer to start sharing its MWC news.
The LG Watch Urbane is a new smartwatch that the Life’s Good crew has dubbed the “first all-metal luxury Android Wear device.” It’s got a round, stainless steel body that’s similar to the one found on the LG G Watch R, but with a narrower bezel. The body will be offered in both polished silver and gold finishes. The luxury theme doesn’t end with the watch face, though, because the LG Watch Urbane comes with a natural leather strap. The strap can be replaced with any 22mm band.
Just like the LG G Watch R, the LG Watch Urbane’s got a 1.3-inch P-OLED display with a resolution of 320x320. That similarities between the two wearables don’t end there, because the LG Watch Urbane’s also got a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a 410mAh battery. Its body is IP67 rated for resistance to dust and water, and its also got nine sensors that include a gyroscope, accelerometer, barometer, and heart rate sensor.
LG says that pricing and availability details for the LG Watch Urbane will be shared closer to its time of availability.
While the LG Watch Urbane has a spec sheet that’s largely similar to the LG G Watch R, the new wearable does address one big complaint that a lot of folks had with the G Watch R: its bezel. Many have said that while the G Watch R doesn’t have a “flat tire” look like the Moto 360, it made up for that with a thick bezel. We’ll have to get the LG Watch Urbane on our wrists to see exactly how it compares to the Moto 360, but it certainly looks like an improvement over the G Watch R.
What do you think of the LG Watch Urbane? Will it eventually find a home on your wrist?