LG presents a new model Watch Urbane with LTE connectivity without Android Wear, what is that?
If you only weeks LG presented his new Watch Urbane with which try to compete with the new wave of smartwatch looming in the coming months, recently the company has just unveiled a second model of the device with LTE connectivity and with some variations significiativas. Indeed, it is not just a version of the Watch Urbane with LTE, actually, we could say that these are two different smartwatch.
The first big thing we found from the model without LTE is that it does not incorporate Android Wear, it is a new operating system based on WebOS. In fact, there were already rumors that LG was working on one based on WebOS smartwatch and even could show a completely functional at CES 2015 last.
We do not know the reasons that have led LG to leave out Android Wear, although the company might be trying different ways and decide based on the results obtained in either way future watches. Of course, the most obvious difference is that this Watch Urbane LTE has own connectivity and therefore can make calls and surf the Internet without being connected to the smartphone.
The design of this new model also undergoes some slight variations from its previous version without LTE. For example, we now find three physical buttons on the right side opposite the one of the first Watch Urbane presented. The functionality of these buttons are: access the settings, turn on / turn off the screen and take us to the home screen. The frame of the device appears to be slightly slimmer and curvier outline, giving it a more sporty look.
NFC, GPS and LTE, the great strengths of this new LG Watch Urbane to fight competition
Here we leave the list of technical specifications complete this new model:
- P-OLED screen of 1.3 inches with resolution 320 x 320 pixels at 245 ppi
- Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 400 1.2 GHz
- 1 GB of RAM
- 700 mAh battery
- WebOS operating system
- 4 GB storage
- Barometric pressure sensor, heart rate sensor, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
- NFC, GPS y LTE
- 9-axis sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer and compass
- Certification IP67 waterproof and dust
- Versions: silver with stainless steel body
Undoubtedly, as we see in CNET, they are to emphasize its generous battery 700 mAh , much larger than what we’re used to seeing in this market. It also incorporates NFC and native GPS, two very important features in the face of future services to come. It is also the first smartwatch we see with 1GB of RAM, see if you have any useful application beyond fatten their list of technical specifications.
Prices and availability of the LG Watch Urbane LTE has not yet been confirmed, but expect the company to do so during the MWC to be held in Barcelona from next week and that we will go to tell the last hour.