1LG Watch Urbane: Two Stylish Smartwatches Unveiled at MWC 2015
by Todd R. Weiss
2Style and Luxury Grace the LG Watch Urbane
The LG Watch Urbane is a highly stylized all-metal watch that includes a classic round 1.3-inch display and a polished silver or gold finish, as shown here. The new smartwatch is aimed directly at fashion-conscious luxury goods buyers.
3Sleek Design and Traditional Watch Face
The Urbane includes the same 1.3-inch, full-circle P-OLED display that appeared on last September’s LG G Watch R smartwatch, but has a narrower bezel with sleeker lines. The new watch is a more formal-looking device, compared with plastic watches for more active users.
4Swappable Wrist Bands for Different Styles
The Urbane also includes a stitched natural leather strap that can be swapped out for any 22mm watchband, giving users a lot of styling choices. The standard Urbane smartwatch runs on the Android Wear operating system.
5Touch-Based User Interface
The LG Watch Urbane also includes a touch-based user interface that’s compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above. Also included is a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor that can measure a wearer’s heart rate and average pulse during exercise.
6Quality Components Included for High Performance
The LG Watch Urbane includes a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor; 512MB of LPDDR2 memory; 4GB of eMMC storage; a 410mAh battery; and a 9-axis gyro, accelerometer, compass and barometer sensor. The watch also meets IP67 dust and water resistance standards.
7Styled for Women and Men
With a design built to complement the style and needs of male and female customers, the Urbane smartwatch includes an “Always-On” ambient display mode that shows the time on the display at all times in dimmed mode, conserving battery life.
8LG Urbane LTE Adds LTE Connectivity for Users
The LG Watch Urbane LTE builds on the foundation of the standard Urbane watch by adding LTE connectivity as well as NFC and a host of other smartwatch features. It is built around the same 1.3-inch Plastic-OLED display but adds smartphone communications capabilities.
9Bigger Battery, Different Operating System
The upscale LG Watch Urbane LTE is built on the all new LG Wearable Platform operating system and includes a more powerful 700mAh battery to give the LTE-enabled smartwatch long talk and use times.
10Three Buttons, Lots of Control for Users
The LG Watch Urbane LTE can be personalized with thousands of watch face designs and many other options using three physical buttons on the right side of the smartwatch without the user having to swipe through multiple and confusing menu screens.