Smartwatches can do a lot of things these days. Earlier models of this smart wearable worked as fitness trackers and are able to receive basic email notifications and the like, apart from telling the time, of course. Now, smartwatches are able to function as navigation aids, and some are able to work hand in hand with smartphones. Some are especially designed for users with specific needs.
At any rate, the smartwatch market is generating a lot of buzz with every new wearable released, and internet communities have been following the different devices. The second-generation LG Watch Urbane has been announced more than a month ago. In an LG event held on Oct. 1, Thursday, in South Korea, the new smartwatch has finally made its first appearance. The South Korean tech company announced its newest handset, the LG V10, on the same event.
According to Wareable, the Google event this week, which featured Android devices, has hinted on a wearable device that has cellular connectivity. As it turned out, the LG Watch Urbane 2 is the first Android smartwatch to have the function, widening the range of uses for smartwatches even more. The LG Watch Urbane 2 has 3G and 4G options, and boasts of compatibility with both iOS and Android. The device can take calls on the go.
Design-wise, the LG Watch Urbane 2 looks a lot like the first generation LG Watch Urbane and goes in at least four colors. The display is a 1.38-inch full circle P-OLED, with 348 ppi. The battery is high capacity at 570 mAh. It has the Snapdragon 400 processor, a 768 MB RAM and Android Wear 4 GB storage. The new smartwatch runs the Tizen operating system.
"At LG, we don't think there is a one-size-fits-all wearable device. This second edition of our Watch Urbane aims to be a must-have smart device for active individuals who want to stay connected to the world, whether they're at work, at home or on the tennis court." LG CEO and President Juno Cho said in an LG Newsroom report.