So far the Moto 360 has been crowned the most elegant and beautiful Android Wear smartwatch. But it has just found a new challenger: the LG Watch Urbane. The South Korean technology conglomerate today announced Watch Urbane, a high-end, circular-faced timepiece that runs on Google’s wearable software and sports a premium look that it hopes will attract both men and women. Also Read - Apple Watch Series 7 in pics- Slim bezel display, durable body, new features
LG Watch Urbane is the third Android Wear smartwatch from the company. The successor to G Watch R, the Urbane comes with a range of improvements while retaining the round-faced display. It has a narrower screen bezel, stainless steel body with polished silver or gold finish and stitched leather band which can be swapped out for standard 22mm watch bands. Also Read - Apple Watch Series 7 release details leak ahead of launch tonight: Design, display, variants, price and more
As for the specifications, it packs in smartphone level hardware. It sports a 1.3-inch P-OLED display with screen resolution of 320 x 320 pixels and measures 45.5 x 52.2 x 10.9mm. It is powered by Snapdragon 400 chipset clocked at 1.2GHz paired with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory. It packs in a 410mAh battery and has IP67 certification for water and dust resistance. However, there is no built-in GPS support, but does incorporate ability to check heart rate, and comes with the gyro, accelerometer, compass, and barometer sensors. Also Read - Apple iPhone 13 launch event tonight: How to watch livestream, what to expect
“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,” said Juno Cho, LG CEO and President.
The company will be launching the Urbane timepiece at the upcoming Mobile World Congress. The timing of the launch is interesting as Samsung too is expected to launch a round-faced smarwatch — codenamed Orbis — at the event. The price of the Urbane Watch remains unknown at the moment.