LG Watch Urbane powered by Android Wear was announced ahead of MWC 2015. Today at LG Tech Show in New Delhi, during the launch of LG G Flex 2, it was heard that the LG Watch Urbane in India will make its way around mid April, 2015. It will be priced between Rs 25,000-30,000. However, there is no information on the launch of LG Watch Urbane LTE in India yet.
The LG Watch Urbane is the first luxury smartwatch which comes with a metal build. The luxury watch should take on the upcoming Apple Watch which is all set to launch in April, 2015. LG’s last smartwatch was the LG G Watch R which is one of the best looking smartwatches powered by Android Wear. It successfully took on the Motorola Moto 360. Now, the company has announced the LG Watch Urbane which has a more formal look along with a thinner profile which makes it a luxury timepiece. The watch has a stainless steel body with stitched natural leather strap which can be replaced with any 22 mm wide band.
It was reported 720,000 Android Wear smartwatches were shipped last year and with second generation devices coming to market in 2015, the number will certainly double if not more. Also, Google updated Android Wear to version 5.0.2 recently.
LG Watch Urbane in India Specifications
The LG Watch Urbane in India has a 1.3-inch (320 x 320) P-OLED display with 245 ppi pixel density. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. The smartwatch comes with 512 MB of LPDDR2 RAM and it has 4 GB of internal storage (eMMC). Its dimensions are 45.5 x 52.2 x 10.9 mm.
The LG Watch Urbane is dust and water-resistant (IP67) as well and it can stay in water up to one meter deep for 30 minutes. The smartwatch rocks a 410 mAh battery. It runs on Android Wear 5.0.2 OS and is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above.
The LG Watch Urbane in India comes with 9-axis (Gyro/Accelerometer/Compass) sensor, Barometer and photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor to measure heartbeats. The smartwatch will be available in polished silver and gold finish variants in India by mid April for around Rs 25,000-30,000.