This week, the LG Watch Urbane Second Edition was presented at a special event in New York. The smart watch is probably the first wearable running on Android and with a built-in mic. The Watch Urbane’s second generation version looks just like its WebOS-powered predecessor, the Urbane LTE. However, it seems that under the 44mm case and incorporated band, these are extremely different gadgets.
For example, the new Urbane’s display is a little bigger at 1.38” in diameter and with a better pixel density of 348ppi at a 480×480 resolution. On its plastic-covered sporty design there are three control buttons on the left, which protrude a lot more than on the LG Watch Urbane LTE from a few months ago. Because the incorporated band has a LTE antenna inside it, it feel firm, not nearly as light, natural and versatile as the removable band for other modern timepieces, such as the conventional Urbane.
The LG Urbane Second Edition has a lot more features under the hood. It has proprietary nano-SIM cards and it can even make phone calls. The manufacturer said that it is negotiating with several U.S. mobile operators to create a program where there can be two SIM cards with just one number. This means that clients can use their watch instead of their smart phone and maintain their own number while using the same mobile service. Although the company did not indicate any particular providers, AT&T is currently the most competitive U.S. mobile company for smart watch fans.
LG is extremely dedicated to its client analysis and tends to quote client reviews in each one of their releases since its highly-acclaimed G2. The organization’s officials said that making and receiving calls was the main feature required by LG’s watch customers.
Pushing the top key on its right side takes the user to favorite contacts, while pressing the lower button opens the Health application. This fitness assistant has personal training options applied in many therapies, according to the manufacturer.
Inside, the smart watch has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip, 768MB of RAM, a 570mAh battery and 4GB of internal file storage. In addition, the device has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, LTE and GPS options and is compatible with wireless headphones. As for its battery power, one day of continuous use does not represent a problem for the gadget.
Google has not offered yet details about the new edition of Android Wear. Its separate LTE option helps users to get over one of Android Wear’s significant problems, which is the reliance on a wireless connection with a smart phone. If Google’s smart watch will browse online by itself, this feature alone makes it a lot more attractive for users.
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