News by Luke Jones on Thursday April 23, 2015.
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We have known about the LG G Watch Urbane for some time, the device is arguably the best looking smartwatch at the moment. The Android Wear packing wearable has yet to be rolled out to customers but LG has confirmed the date when that will change. The South Korean company says that the G Watch Urbane will be available this week.The device is getting a global roll out via the Google Store and will be arriving in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, the UK, and the US. At the moment no price details have been offered. 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. As for that calling capability, the Urbane LTE will not be the first smartwatch boasting that, Samsung's Gear S and Sony's SmartBand got there first. However, the Urbane will back up its calling capabilities with 4G LTE connectivity, a first. It will also sport enviable battery life thanks to its 700mAh unit, which is nearly double the size of what we are used to.
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