News by Luke Jones on Monday February 16, 2015.
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LG's original G Watch smartwatch was a pretty basic affair and was designed to show off what Google's Android Wear platform could do. However, with the G Watch R, the Korean company pointed to a direction of trying to marry smartwatch tech with causal timepiece design, even if it did not quite pull it off. However, LG has announced the Watch Urbane luxury smartwatch, arguably the device that the G Watch R should have been.The company revealed that the wearable will be fully launched at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona in March, but as has been the LG way of late, the company announced the device early. The Watch Urbane is certainly one of the best looking smartwatches to date, right up there with the Motorola Moto 360 and some iterations of the Apple Watch. It will be available in gold and silver finishes, while arguably the biggest selling point here is that the Watch Urbane looks like a regular timepiece. In terms of tech, there is nothing really new compared to the G Watch R. The Urbane will run Android Wear, while it packs a 1.3-inch P-OLED display (320 x 320 resolution with a 245ppi pixel density), 512MB of DDR2 RAM and 4GB of native storage. A 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 will provide the power for the device.
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