The well-received LG Watch Urbane has a new and shining successor in the form of the second edition. Apart from the stunning design, the highlight of the gadget is the ability to connect to cellular networks.
The “LG Watch Urbane 2” comes powered by Google’s Android Wear OS and it act as a standalone device without the need to tether to a compatible Android or iOS device.
Speaking of key LG Watch Urbane 2 specifications, the device comes with support for cellular connectivity on board. It can connect to 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The watch apparently has water and dust-resistant exterior and hence, it is IP 67 certified.
Design-wise, it flaunts a "hairline-etched stainless steel body and durable hypoallergenic TPSiV™ elastomer band,” according to LG. Apart from the crown button, there are two new buttons on the right-hand side of the dial to provide quick access to navigate around the device.
The LG Watch Urbane 2 features a 1.38-inch P-OLED display, bundled with 480 x 480 pixels screen resolution. This display combination translates to a pixel density of 348 ppi.
Under the hood, the Watch Urbane 2 comes powered by a Snapdragon 400 SoC, clocked at 1.2 GHz and backed by 768 MB of RAM. It comes equipped with a good-enough 4 GB of internal storage space.
Furthermore, this gadget houses a solid 570 mAh battery unit and there is a Power Saving Mode as well. The usual sensors like accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer and GPS are part of the device, along with several fitness-centric functionalities like heart-rate monitoring, stress level tracking and workout tips. This time around, the “Ambient Mode” can apparently be enabled or disabled just by pressing the crown button.
Upon release, LG will reportedly make 16 watchfaces available for the Watch Urbane 2 users to choose from. This gear will be released in the U.S. and home-country Korea initially. However, eventually, the smartwatch will land in selected markets in Europe, CIS, Asia and Middle East. However, LG has not announced the Watch Urbane 2 price yet.