So far, there has been no Android Wear product to offer support for cellular connectivity, but the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition is out to change that. This device has been equipped with support for LTE connectivity, apart from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth of course.
The purpose of offering this feature is to allow you to leave your house with only the smartwatch on. This means you can give your smartphone a ditch if you wish to. It has been mentioned that some cellular features of the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition won’t work with iOS though.
LG has even updated the specs of this device. It gains an advantage over its predecessor in the battery department. While the earlier device kicked in a 410mAh battery, this one has gone for a 570mAh unit.
The effective resolution of the second-gen Watch Urbane’s circular P-OLED display has been bumped up as well. It’s still sized at 1.3 inches but showcases its visuals in 480 x 480 pixel resolution. Another addition is that GPS support has been granted to this smartwatch in order to further enhance its offerings. Its other sensors of course include an accelerometer, a gyro, a compass, a barometer and a heart rate monitor.
Here’s a good look at the specs of the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition:
– Display: 1.38-inch P-OLED, 480 x 480 pixels
– OS: Android Wear
– CPU: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
– Memory: 4GB storage, 768MB LPDDR3 RAM
– Battery: 570mAh
– Size: 44.5 x 14.2mm
– Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, LTE, 3G, GPS
– Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer, PPG
The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition will be landing in the US and Korea at first, but will later be making its way into Europe, CIS, Asia and the Middle East. Its price is still to be declared.