LG sometimes winds up regrettably but understandably lost in a mad shuffle of wireless device and wearable innovation dominated neck-and-neck by Samsung and Apple. This is one time the personal-tech arms race owes to their somewhat underdog competitor to sit up and take notice, thanks after the reveal of a tether-free Android Wear smartwatch equally compatible with both Android and iOS platforms.
The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition debuted Oct. 1 in Seoul, South Korea at an event that also introduced the V10 smartphone to worldwide masses. The sophomore Urbane marks the first time an Android Wear device has featured cellular connectivity with 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth data options, making it as seamless an Android smartphone when going it solo as it is an accomplished Android Wear watch that syncs perfectly with a companion device,
Features will vary between cellular-enabled watches powered by iOS and those running Android. It’s 480×480 high-resolution display’s delivery of 348ppi on a full circle 1.38-inch P-OLED display is stylishly uniform. From the hypoallergenic TPSiV™ elastomer band and modest 44.5mm-diameter stainless steel body with hairline etching, it’s modern brilliance in a timeless body. The Urbane 2nd Edition also happens to boast a 570mAh battery and Power Saving Mode with high enough capacity to rival its predecessor’s superb battery life.
The right side’s three-button controls make shortcut and contact access as simple as any smartwatch before it, if not even easier. The 16 watch faces included with the Urbane 2nd Edition include robust and user-friendly heart rate tracking, workout guidance and stress-level monitoring for fitness-minded techies.
The United States and Korea will get the premiere LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition roll out along with Korea. Introductions in Europe, CIS, Asia and the Middle East will follow with price and availability details announced soon.
Source – LG