Smart watches are increasing and how! Gone are the days when we talk about smart watches and immediately images of chunky unattractive watches pop up in our mind. Now, as technology is improving, smart watches are getting fashionable and their functionality is also increasing. Android Wear watch-makers are working on including fashion and individuality in their watches. People with different styles will now be able to wear different smartwatches. LG has introduced its latest model of Android Wear- the LG Watch Urbane. It is an extended version of the G Watch R.
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LG Watch Urbane
The LG Watch Urbane is almost similar to G Watch R in terms of its specifications. The new version has the same 1.3 inches P-OLED display that is present in its earlier version. Though LG has described that the Watch Urbane is thinner than the G Watch R, the specs show different stats. The press release from LG about its latest Android Wear watch, says that the latest model has a thickness of 10.9 mm. However, when compared to G Watch R, which has a thickness of 9.7 mm, the claim is contradictory. So, it is still unsure whether the claim is true.
The Watch Urbane runs on Android Wear just like the G Watch R and it has identical specs. It has the same Snapdragon 400 processor, same screen and same battery capacity of 410 mAh. There is also a heart rate sensor in the Watch Urbane and the straps are also changeable.
Even though the specs are almost the same to its predecessor, the Watch Urbane is more fashionable. It has a stainless steel body. The G Watch R had a dial which looked like a diver watch. But now, the new model has a more fashionable look. The LG Watch Urbane comes with a leather band but it can be changed with a standard 22mm band.
With the diver-watch look, the G Watch R was suitable for men. But now, the LG Urbane Watch can be worn by men and women alike. The all-metal watch takes smartwatches a step forward in fashion.
The price of this Android Wear hasn’t yet been released. But it can be expected that the Watch Urbane will have a higher price than its predecessor which is priced at US $300. This latest stylish model of LG will be demoed at the Mobile World Congress which will be held next month.
Have you used the G Watch R? Do you think this is an addition to the Android Wear smartwatches? We would love to hear your thoughts.