MWC2015: LG Announces WebOS Powered Watch Urbane
A while back in January, LG revealed their G Flex 2 and it shook LG fans. This Mobile World Congress (MWC), they didn’t have much to show. But those few things that they announced definitely left an impact. They have announced their new “afforfable premium” lineup of smartphones, as well as Watch Urbane and Watch Urbane LTE – their take on the wearables race!
Although appearance wise they look similar, but software wise, they’re different! Basically, many people say that Watch Urbane is actually an upgraded and more stylish version of G Watch R, something more luxurious. The focus on the watch, you guessed it, is being a “luxury”. Compared to G Watch R, it has a slimmer bezel. The minute markers in G Watch R are no where to be found in Watch Urbane as well. It will also sport leather straps.
Although it looks different than G Watch R, Watch Urbane sports the same hardware: packed with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, a 410mAh capacity battery, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage.
Watch Urbane LTE, however, has a twist. While Watch Urbane and G Watch R runs on Android Wear, Watch Urbane LTE runs on LG’s own proprietary software based on webOS. It is the first smartwatch to have LTE connectivity – users are able to check emails and receive phone calls without the phone being connected to the smartwatch.
Apparently, the LTE version is the bulkier of the two. It could be because of the bigger 700mAh capacity battery. Otherwise, the rest of the features are similar to that of the non-LTE Watch Urbane.
Watch Urbane LTE will make it into the market in South Korea within the coming months. The non-LTE version, however, will be heading to the stores much earlier: this coming end of April. No words on the pricing yet, but fingers crossed it won’t be as ridiculously expensive as the Apple Watch.