LG continues to fight in the smartwatches market. The LG Watch Urbane LTE it is the new bet of the company, a smart watch that does much more than its competitors do, at least in theory.
The new LG gadget does not work with Android Wear like the recently announced LG Watch Urbane, but runs with its own operating system called “LG Wearable Platform Operating System, software that the brand apparently intends to incorporate in all its wearables from now on.
Although both devices seem to have similarities, the new LG Watch Urbane LTE incorporates many more features, including not only being able to make and receive calls and send and receive messages without relying on a smartphone like the Samsung Gear S does, but also the possibility of making mobile payments such as the Apple Watch. In addition to this, the equipment also functions as a security device since one of the three buttons on its sides can activate an emergency call and send its location to the default recipient.
The characteristics related to the monitoring of physical activities have also been improved with a heart rate sensor, accelerometer and barometer that will work with new modes of cycling, hiking and golf.
“The LG Watch Urbane LTE is an example of the kind of innovation that is possible when you are the leader of LTE technology in the industry, said LG president and CEO Juno Cho in a press release.
This type of statements suggests that the new smartwatch incorporates features that not only come to break the scheme of what smart watches have been offering so far, but also the dependence on Android Wear.
The LG Watch Urbane LTE It has a 1.3-inch P-OLED curved screen with a resolution of 320 × 320 pixels, 4GB of storage and a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, such as LG Watch Urbane with Android Wear. However, the LTE version incorporates other features such as Wi-Fi, the LTE antenna, NFC and a 700mAh battery.
At first glance, this new team does not seem to be very different from LG Watch Urbane, but it is. The first difference is its size, it is much larger, and to house its 700mAh battery it has a larger steel housing. This could be a problem for those who have small faces, however, it seems to be very good in the hand despite its size and can even adapt much better than the LG Watch Urbane, which is smaller.
The improved design of the Urbane LTE seems to work quite well despite not being a unisex model or being made for any grimace. LG has put on gloves and is willing to give a real fight in the smartwatches market, at least as far as design is concerned. As for its performance, there is still much to prove.
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