The South Korean company LG Electronics has announced that it will unveil a new all-metal Android Wear luxury smartwatch LG Watch Urbane at the MWC 2015 to be held next month in Barcelona, Spain. It is a stylish and elegant smartwatch designed for the sophisticated urban user.
LG Watch Urbane will have a full metal body and a changeable natural leather strap giving it a classic look. It will be available in polished Gold and Silver finish. The strap can be swapped with other 22mm wide bands.
President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, Juno Cho said, “The LG Watch Urbane’s classic design and smart features make it the perfect smartwatch to complement our G Watch and G Watch R, which were designed as more casual and active devices”.
The Watch Urbane has 1.3-inch full circle P-OLED (320 x 320 resolution, 245ppi) display similar to the G Watch R but has even more narrow bezel and thinner profile so that it could be worn by both men and women. This smartwatch has a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor to measure the wearer’s pulse and heart-rate during exercise. It has an ‘always-on’ ambient mode that shows the time continuously in dim mode and saves battery life. LG Watch Urbane has a touch-based UI and is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 or more.
Other specs of the device include a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of LPDDR2 RAM, 4GB of internal storage and a 410mAh battery. The watch is dust and water proof with IP67 certification. Its dimensions are 45.5 x 52.2 x 10.9mm.
LG says that pricing and other details will be announced when the watch is made available in local markets.