Let’s be honest, smartwatches hardly ever resemble typical wrist watches. Their rather unconventional design is dictated partly by specific construction which requires special materials but mostly by the desire to emphasize their smart functionality by making them look anything but a watch. But what about folks who want to try this cool gadget but have more conservative taste? If you are such person, it’s your lucky day as LG just made official the Watch Urbane – a smartwatch with classic design and Android Wear features.
LG Watch Urbane Elegant Smartwatch
The LG Watch Urbane is a more premium version of the LG G Watch R announced by the manufactuer last year in December. The device has a round P-OLED display which measures 1.3 inches in diameter and offers 320×320 resolution at 245ppi. Bezels are noticeably slimmer which gives the watch a more refined look.
Powering the Urbane is a Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz and there is 512MB of RAM as well as 4GB of internal memory. The watch is IP67 certified for dust and water resistance and also includes heart rate sensor, barometric pressure sensor and a 410mAh battery.
All the components are encased in stainless steel body which will be available in silver and gold color options. The watch will come with natural leather strap, however, since it’s a standard 22mm model, you will be able to change the strap to any 22mm watch band you wish. The Urbane runs Android Wear – a special version of Android designed for wearables, and will be compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above.
If you don’t mind wearing on your wrist a big chunk of equipment which basically looks like a tiny smartphone, then the Watch Urbane would be another boring-looking device for you. However, if very modern appearance is not your cup of tea, you will certainly enjoy LG’s latest product as it perfectly combines elegant design with advanced features. At the moment we don’t know how much the watch will cost and when it will go on sale. The device will be showcased at MWC in Barcelona next month and possibly then we will learn all the missing details.
source: LG Newsroom