Refreshed Watch Urbane Ends Smartphone Need

At the same time as it introduced the V10 smartphone (LG Goes Dual-Screen, Dual-Camera for Content Creation), LG showed a preview of the second generation of its Watch Urbane (Wearables and Smartphones Are The Focus for LG).

Claiming the highest resolution of any smartwatch currently on the market, the new Watch Urbane features a 1.38″ PMOLED display (480 x 480). The major change, however, is the inclusion of cellular 4G and 3G connectivity; a Bluetooth connection to a mobile device is no longer required.

Pressing the crown will enable or disable Ambient Mode – Android Wear’s battery-saving function. This enable the display to be always-on, but, for instance, lowers brightness to save power. LG has built a 570mAh battery into the wearable, as well as a Power Saving Mode.

Android Wear runs on a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 chipset, with 4GB of storage and 768MB of RAM. The Watch Urbane is IP67-compliant. It will be launched in the USA and Korea first, followed by Europe, Asia, the Middle East and CIS countries.