The almost perfect classy LG Watch Urbane LTE has just got an update, meet the LG Watch Urbane 2 that comes with significant upgrades over the predecessor. Being a completely independent device with built-in cellular connection and 4G LTE connectivity on the board, the Urbane 2 gives users ability to surf Internet, send messages and even make calls independently without engaging the phone. Also the new wearable debuts with Android Wear that replaces the ill-fated webOS platform found in previous models. Additionally, while delivering high-tech functions, the watch still keeps the fashionable design of its predecessor.
LG intros the Watch Urbane 2, the very first Android Wear smartwatch offering 4G LTE speeds
Starting from its overall appearance, the second generation of the LG Watch Urbane isn’t much different from its predecessor. It comes with the same two hardware buttons and the crown located on its side giving you a quick access to features like contacts or LG Health app. However, the well-known from previous versions circular display this time has been upgraded to a 1.38-inch 480 x 480p screen with pixel density of 348 ppi. So it’s not only bigger but also considerably sharper.
Sadly, just as its predecessors the watch doesn’t allow for customization, instead it will be available in four color options of wristbands including black, light blue, white and brown with all of them made out of hypoallergenic TPSiV elastomer. Moreover, accessible only in silver body of the wearable is tagged with IP67 certification which makes it water and dust resistant.
Moving on to the gadget’s biggest selling points, thanks to the nano-SIM support the Watch Urbane is the very first LTE-capable Android Wear-based independent wearable. In practice it means that you can use it separately from your phone not only to check notifications, surf the net but as well to make calls and send messages. All these along with some fitness-oriented features like for instance heart rate and stress level monitor make the watch a perfect workout companion.
Additionally, leaving the webOS and switching to the Android Wear should help the device to attract a wider audience since the Google’s OS is definitely more popular mobile software platform. Its biggest advantage over the webOS is the accessibility of a greater number of apps and better sync with Android running phones.
Other that that the Watch Urbane 2 houses a Snapdragon 400 chipset combined 768MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS for allowing for location tracking. Furthermore, the wearable comes powered by a stronger and the same bigger 570mAh battery that is promised to deliver one day of usage on a single charging. Unfortunately, the bigger battery also results in a slightly thicker profile of the watch’s body than the one featured by its predecessor.
Pricing & Availability
Speaking of the gadget’s price and availability, although LG hasn’t unveiled its pricing or specific release date yet, it confirmed that the States will be one of the first markets to enjoy the Watch Urbane 2.