Two months after the LG Watch Urbane made its official debut, we finally know when the new Android Wear smartwatch will go on sale.
LG says that the Watch Urbane will launch in South Korea this week followed by releases in North America, Europe, and Asia. Specifically, the LG Watch Urbane will be available from the Google Store in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States this month. No pricing details were given, but with a launch coming soon, it won’t be long before all is revealed.
As a quick refresher, the LG Watch Urbane features a 1.3-inch 320x320 round P-OLED display, 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, resistance to dust and water, and a 410mAh battery. It’s powered by Android Wear and will be the first device with that platform’s latest update, which includes Wi-Fi support, always-on apps, and the ability to draw an emoji with a finger and have the watch figure match what you’re drawing.
LG is also including two special features with the Watch Urbane: LG Call will let you see recent calls and favorite contacts on your connected smartphone and dial directly from your watch, while LG Pulse will measure your heart rate every second during exercise, report your average heart rate, and display a heart rate graph on LG Health.
The LG Watch Urbane is reminiscent of an analog watch, offering a metal body, leather strap, and a round face. That might make it an attractive option for folks that want a smartwatch that doesn’t look like a smartwatch. What will be interesting is seeing how LG prices the Watch Urbane, especially since it describes the watch as “premium.”
Are you interested in the LG Watch Urbane? How much do you think it’ll cost when it launches?