LG has just announced the second edition of the Watch Urbane, the company’s high-end Android Wear smartwatch. The Watch Urbane 2nd Edition offers a number of improvements over the original Watch Urbane, including LTE and 3G connectivity, allowing the Watch Urbane to work as a standalone device rather than needing to be connected to a smartphone at all times.
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 new device features a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400. Unlike the original Watch Urbane, the second edition features a larger 1.38-inch display with a resolution of 480×480, which is far better than the 320×320 1.3-inch display on the original device.
The battery has also been improved, offering a 570 mAh capacity, over the original device’s 410 mAh battery. This will be important in order to keep up with the battery draining LTE connectivity.
The 3 buttons on the wearable’s right side offer the user shortcuts to contacts, apps list and LG Health, the electronics giant’s homegrown fitness tracker. The Urbane’s all-metal body also offers 16 included watch faces as well as fitness-related features such as heart rate tracking, workout tips and stress level monitoring.
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.
Check out the video below for more details on the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition