LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition is the first Android Wear smartwatch with cellular connectivity
The smartwatch wars are heating up, and LG is sending out new troops. Today the company announces the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition -- the first Android Wear smartwatch that offers LTE/3G connectivity.
LG describes the latest wearable as 'breaking the limits of a watch', and with the prospect of making phone-free calls with the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, this would seem to be a fair description. The watch is compatible with iOS and Android, but it is the fact that it can be used on its own that is its real selling point.
The Watch Urbane 2nd Edition has a look that will appeal to anyone who yearns for a smartwatch with the appearance of a traditional timepiece. A larger than average battery should allow for all day usage. There's no word on pricing yet, but LG says that the watch will initially launch in the United States and Korea, before spreading to Europe, CIS, Asia, and the Middle East.
Available in Space Black, Opal Blue, Luxe White, and Signature Brown, the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition offers IP67 dust and water resistance, and boasts the following specs:
Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Operating System: Android Wear (Cell-connected Version)
Display: 1.38-inch P-OLED Display (480 x 480 / 348ppi)
Size: 44.5 x 14.2mm
Memory: 4GB eMMC / 768MB LPDDR3
Network: Bluetooth 4.1 / Wi-Fi / LTE / 3G
Sensors: Accelerometer / Gyro / Compass / Barometer / PPG / GPS
Check out the official product video: