LG’s new smartwatch is a stylish all-metal affair

LG Watch Urbane

LG is set to unveil the Watch Urbane, its latest Android Wear smartwatch that features a round stainless steel body and full circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display at this year’s Mobile World Congress next month.

Aimed at fashion-conscious gadget aficionados, the Watch Urbane looks more like a traditional timepiece and features a narrower bezel than the sporty G Watch R, and comes in polished silver and gold finishes. It also has a natural leather strap that can be replaced with any 22mm wide band to suit the wearer’s style.

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Under the hood, it’s quite similar to the Watch R. It runs Android Wear on its 1.3-inch display with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 4GB memory and 512MB RAM, and a 410mAh battery that allows for just about two days of use on a single charge on the previous model. It also features a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor to measure heart rate and average pulse during workouts.

On the downside, the Watch Urbane lacks on-board GPS and isn’t up for swimming (though it will survive being worn outside during a light downpour).

Pricing and availability haven’t been announced yet, but if its cheaper than the Apple Watch when it launches, it could be a good alternative for those who want a sophisticated, well built smartwatch this year.

➀ LG Watch Urbane Melds Classic Look With Enhanced Features [LG Newsroom]

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