LG Unveiling LG Watch Urbane, an All-Metal Luxury Smartwatch
The LG Watch Urbane is a highly stylized all-metal watch that includes a circular 1.3-inch display, a leather wristband, and a polished silver or gold finish.LG has announced LG Watch Urbane, an all-metal smartwatch with a leather wristband and classic round watch face that's aimed at fashion-conscious luxury goods buyers. The new smartwatch, which will debut at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain, in early March, includes the same 1.3-inch full circle P-OLED display that appeared on last September's LG G Watch R smartwatch, but it's built into a narrower bezel with sleeker lines, according to the company. The new watch is aimed at wearers who are seeking a more formal device, compared with the LG G Watch R, which is aimed at more active users. Running on Android Wear, the new smartwatch has a stainless steel body that can be purchased in a polished silver or gold finish, as well as a stitched natural leather strap that can be swapped out for any 22mm watchband, giving users a lot of styling choices. The watch is designed and styled for use by both men and women. The LG Watch Urbane also has a touch-based user interface that is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above, as well as a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor that can measure a wearer's heart rate and average pulse during exercise. Also included is an "Always-On" ambient display mode that shows the time on the display at all times in dimmed mode, conserving battery life.
"The LG Watch Urbane's classic design and smart features make it the perfect smartwatch to complement our G Watch and G Watch R, which were designed as more casual and active devices," Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications, said in a statement. "LG Watch Urbane is an important part of our strategy to develop wearable devices that are worn and viewed as everyday accessories, not electronic gadgets."