LG has just announced their latest Android Wear smartwatch, the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition. In this watch they’ve changed their design language and most notably, added cellular connectivity. This allows your watch to work with notifications and calls completely separate from your Android or iOS smartphone. From the looks of it you’ll still need a smartphone, but you don’t need to be connected for the watch to work.
The design of the watch has also been adjusted with slimmed down bezels as well as a three button layout for controls. The screen on this model is a 1.38″ P-OLED display with a 480×480 resolution, the highest of any Android Wear device to date. There’s a 570 mAh battery along with 4GB of storage, a Snapdragon 400 processor and 768mb of RAM under the hood. The internal radio is also capable of Bluetooth, WiFi, 3G, and LTE (of course). The device is also IP67 water resistant.
The new Watch Urbane 2nd edition is also a bit less wide than the previous version at 44.5mm in diameter although it’s still pretty thick at 14.2mm. We’re not quite sure at this time what colors the body of the Watch Urbane 2nd edition will come in, but we do know that it’ll be available with Space Black, Opal Blue, Luxe White, and Signature Brown bands.
The watch will launch in the United States and Korea at first and that’ll be followed by Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Commonwealth of Independent States, but those release dates are yet to be determined. In fact, we don’t even know when it’ll come in the US and Korea. Pricing is also unknown.
SEOUL, Oct. 1, 2015 ― At the event to introduce the V10 smartphone, LG Electronics (LG) provided a sneak peek of the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, the first Android Wear device to feature cellular connectivity. With the option to connect via 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, LG’s newest wearable device works seamlessly with Android smartphones or can go it alone, when carrying a smartphone isn’t practical or convenient. Cellular enabled features will vary across Android and iOS.
The latest LG Watch Urbane delivers the highest resolution display of any smartwatch currently on the market today. With a resolution of 480 x 480, the new LG Watch Urbane delivers 348ppi on its 1.38-inch full circle P-OLED display. With a diameter of 44.5mm, the smartwatch resembles a classic timepiece with its hairline-etched stainless steel body and durable hypoallergenic TPSiV™ elastomer band. And to live up to the original LG Watch Urbane’s great battery life, the 2nd Edition features a high-capacity 570mAh battery and Power Saving Mode to last throughout the day and more.
Three buttons adorn the right side of the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition to provide quick access to shortcut settings such as contacts, LG Health and apps list. Ambient mode can now be enabled or disabled with a simple press of the crown button. In addition to the 16 included watch faces, fitness-related features such as heart rate tracking, workout tips and stress level monitoring are also offered.
“The wearable sector continues to evolve and we’re playing an active role in that by bringing to market various devices that appeal to various consumers,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “At LG, we don’t think there is a one-size-fits-all wearable device. This second edition of our Watch Urbane aims to be a must-have smart device for active individuals who want to stay connected to the world, whether they’re at work, at home or on the tennis court.”
The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition will be available first in the United States and Korea, followed by markets in Europe, CIS, Asia and the Middle East. Details including price and date of availability will be announced locally at a later date. To see the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition in action, go to
● Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 400
● Operating System: Android WearTM (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
● Battery: 570mAh
● Network*: Bluetooth 4.1 / Wi-Fi / LTE / 3G
● Sensors: Accelerometer / Gyro / Compass / Barometer / PPG / GPS
● Color*: Space Black / Opal Blue / Luxe White / Signature Brown
● Other: Dust and Water Resistance (IP67)